Pass The Connecticut Against Gun Violence Legislative Proposal
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Connecticut General Assembly

Pass The Connecticut Against Gun Violence Legislative Proposal

    1. Petition by

      Connecticut Against Gun Violence

We respect the rights of gun owners and accept the Second Amendment as the law of the land. We are also mindful of what Supreme Court Justice Scalia stated in the syllabus of the Supreme Court’s brief on the issue: ‘it is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever, in any manner whatsoever, and for whatever purpose.

Please enact legislation that:

1. Strengthens our assault weapons ban with a focus on improving current list and strengthening functionality features; apply “one military feature” test to definition of assault weapons. Bans possession and sale. Existing weapons must be destroyed, turned in to law enforcement, or shipped or sold out of state.

2. Bans large capacity ammunition magazines of more than 7 rounds. Existing magazines must be destroyed, turned in to law enforcement, or shipped or sold out of state.

3. Requires universal background checks on ALL sales and transfers, including long guns.

4. Requires registration of all handguns with annual renewal, including updated background check; stipulation that all handguns are still in the possession of original purchaser or transferee; explanation for any handgun not being in their possession. Require safety inspection every three years. Fee on initial registration and renewal to mitigate expense.

5. Make gun owners liable for negligent storage if any person gains access to firearms and injures himself or another person or causes damage to property. The violation would be a Class D felony.

6. Requires a permit to purchase and carry all guns, including long guns, and to purchase ammunition.

7. Restricts handgun sales to one gun/month.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. CAGV Announces Broad Coalition and Religious Support

      Today Connecticut Against Gun Violence, the state-wide organization working since 1993 to reduce gun violence, reiterated its legislative agenda for comprehensive gun violence prevention laws and unveiled a broad coalition of organizations and clergy who support these needed reforms.

      Over 300 clergy and more than 45 organizations have joined CAGV’s gun violence prevention coalition. That list continues to grow.

      “The scope and diversity of the support—both organizational and religious—for comprehensive gun violence prevention laws should send a strong message to legislators that the time to act is now,” stated CAGV Executive Director, Ron Pinciaro. “All eyes are on the state of Connecticut. We will fail our state and our country if, in the wake of the tragedy in Newtown and the daily incidents of gun violence that plague our cities, elected officials fail to act decisively this session.”

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • about 1 month ago

      "Be the change you want to see of the world" (Mahatma Gandhi)

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    • Judite Pereira BRIDGEPORT, CT
      • about 1 year ago

      Keeping children need to be are number one priority

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    • Palmer Marrin LITCHFIELD, CT
      • about 1 year ago

      I believe it is important that if you own a gun you should be accountable for it.

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    • walter gaffney MADISON, CT
      • about 1 year ago

      too many guns in all the wrong places

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    • Margaret Ford BRIDGEWATER, CT
      • about 1 year ago

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