Fox 61: Law Aimed at Taking Guns from Domestic Violence Abusers Passes State Legislature
A law aimed at taking guns away from domestic violence abusers has officially passed both houses of the state Legislature, and Gov. Dan Malloy signed it on May 31. It takes effect October 1, 2016.
"Now, Connecticut will take a commonsense step towards strengthening and enhancing our gun violence protection laws. I want to thank every senator who today voted to approve this bill in concurrence with the House, and I look forward to signing it in the coming days," Malloy said in a statement.
The state Senate voted in favor of the bill on Monday 23-13.
The bill, which passed the House of Representatives last Wednesday with a vote of 104-42, prevents people served with temporary restraining orders from keeping their guns. Alleged abusers now have 24 hours to sell their weapons to a licensed dealer or turn them over to police.