Hartford Courant: Malloy Signs Domestic Violence Gun Bill
A year after a similar effort failed, lawmakers, domestic violence groups and the family of an Oxford woman slain by her husband came to the Capitol Friday to celebrate a new law aimed at preventing tragedies in the future.
Relatives of Lori Jackson Gellatly surrounded Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in the Old Judiciary Room as he signed a bill prohibiting the possession and purchase of firearms by those subject to a temporary restraining order. Gellatly, 32, was shot and killed by her estranged husband, Scott Gellatly, after she filed a temporary order but before a court appearance to consider more permanent protection.
"After losing their daughter this family decided to commit themselves to this issue, the issue of domestic violence with a gun," Malloy said. "Their steady encouragement helped us get this bill over the finish line after it had failed in past years. … This bill will save lives."