On Tuesday, the Judiciary Committee voted to approve legislation to reduce gun violence, including mass shootings, community violence, domestic violence, suicides and accidental shootings. As a member of the Judiciary committee, I had an opportunity to listen and contribute to the discussion surrounding this bill. I ultimately voted yes because constituents have been reaching out to share that they supported the provisions of this bill since the beginning of session.
This week's tragedy in Nashville shows that gun violence continues to plague our country. We have also had a recent spate of gun violence on the streets of our cities here in Connecticut.
HB 6667, An Act Addressing Gun Violence, seeks to tackle the issue in a profound and needed way since the last time we had a serious look at our statutes in the wake of Sandy Hook.
Connecticut has the resolve and will to implement legislation that respects the rights of law-abiding and responsible Americans but not at the expense of public safety.
HB 6667 contains good, commonsense public policy proposals aimed at preventing terrible tragedies. One incident of gun violence is too many, which is why I am dedicated to curtailing it and working to pass this bill.