After the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, Connecticut enacted a host of gun safety laws and now has some of the strongest laws in the country.
In 2020, Connecticut had the sixth-lowest gun death rate among the states and the seventh-lowest rate of crime gun exports. To further strengthen its gun laws, Connecticut could increase funding to community violence intervention programs and strengthen relinquishment laws.
What Connecticut Does Well
- Universal background checks
- Gun owner licensing
- Extreme risk protection orders
- Certain domestic violence gun laws
- Assault weapon restrictions
- Large capacity magazine ban
- Strong concealed carry law
- Certain open carry regulations
- Child access prevention laws
- Community violence intervention funding
- Lost & stolen firearm reporting
- State database background checks
- Partial ghost gun ban
What Connecticut Is Missing
- Safe storage requirements
- Bulk firearm purchase restrictions
- Handgun design safety standards
- Microstamping requirements
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