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New Haven Register: New Connecticut Law Requiring Guns to Be Surrendered in Restraining Order Cases Takes Effects Saturday

“I’m buying time.”

That’s what state Rep. Robyn Porter thought as she unloaded the bullets from her ex-husband’s gun.

Not time to talk. Not time to think. Time to do something if he came after her.

“I felt like if he was going to use the gun, he’s going to have to load it,” Porter, D-New Haven, said in an interview. “That would either give me time to defend myself or run.”

Each year, women and men across Greater New Haven and around Connecticut wonder how much time they’ll have to escape an abusive partner. But a new law that takes effect Saturday aims to ensure that they won’t face the threat of gun violence in the most dangerous moments of their relationship.

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