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Gun control bills headed to full legislature vote in Connecticut

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The Joint Committee on Judiciary for the state of Connecticut voted on multiple gun bills on April 3. The vote came after hours of debate on all of the bills present in front of the committee. The committee voted to push bills that would regulate bump stock ammunition and ghost guns towards the full legislature of the state. The bump stock bill moved forward with a vote of 36-5. The vote to advance the ghost gun bill came in at 25-16.

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has spoken in favor of legislation regulating bump stock ammunition and ghost guns. He called the vote in favor of moving these bills forward to the full legislature ‘common sense.’

Bump stocks helps to enhance a semi-automatic weapon’s rate of fire. It was used by the shooter at the Las Vegas concert that killed 58 people. Ghost guns are guns that are built using kits. The parts are bought online and do not have serial numbers on them, making them harder to track by law enforcement and other agencies. Ghost guns can be purchased without a background check or license.

Connecticut can become the sixth state to ban bump stock devices if the bill passes in the General Assembly.

“Mass shootings have taken over the news the past handful of years all across the country,” Peter G. Billings, of Billings & Barrett, said. “Being in possession of a bump stock device or a ghost gun could put you behind bars for quite a long time. Learn the gun laws before deciding to purchase a firearm so you can protect yourself from possible charges.”

The debate over these two bills took place on March 23 and lasted for more than 10 hours. Written testimony from 300 people was submitted. Testimony was also given by advocacy groups whose sole focus does not center around gun control, including the Connecticut Voices for Children.

Both bills were heavily debated, with opposition to the ban on ghost guns receiving the most heated debate. Most who spoke out against the ghost gun bill were concerned with the ambiguity of the language used in the bill presented to the Joint Committee on Judiciary.

Houston police chief: Politicians should ask God’s forgiveness for inaction on gun control

It’s not usually cops who want everyone to have guns — for obvious reasons:

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said on Sunday that voters need to use the ballot box to achieve change on gun control in the wake of the deadly shooting at a Santa Fe high school last week.

“People at the state level and the federal level in too many places in our country are not doing anything other than offering prayers,” Acevedo told CBS’s Margaret Brennan on “Face the Nation.”

“We need to start using the ballot box and ballot initiatives to take the matters out of the hands of people that are doing nothing that are elected into the hands of the people to see that the will of the people in this country is actually carried out,” he added.

Acevedo aired his frustrations on Facebook on Saturday over the Santa Fe shooting.

NRA scream queen attacks student march

NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch on Thursday blasted the March for Our Lives student walkout and insisted that nearly everyone except the NRA was to blame for the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. During an appearance on Fox & Friends, Loesch asserted that she would not attack “anyone” for expressing their First Amendment right to free speech,… Continue reading “NRA scream queen attacks student march”

WATCH: Massive protests on National Walkout Day Against Gun Violence

This should scare Republicans as much as last night’s election. These kids are forming their political DNA right in front of us and it’s not good for the GOP. This morning students across the country walked out of classrooms and marched in streets to protest a lack of governmental action against gun violence. The #NeverAgain movement… Continue reading “WATCH: Massive protests on National Walkout Day Against Gun Violence”

GOP candidate: Instead of gun control, have teachers hit active shooters with fire extinguishers

Body shop chain owner Shawn Moody announces a run for the Republican gubernatorial nomination.

A leading Republican contender running to be the next governor of Maine offered the dumbest idea ever to stop mass shootings. If a teacher encounters a madman with an AR-15 who just opened fire, just clock the guy over the head with a fire extinguisher. Continue reading “GOP candidate: Instead of gun control, have teachers hit active shooters with fire extinguishers”

Florida students to march on Washington in call for gun reform

Students who survived a mass shooting at their Florida school on Sunday announced plans to march on Washington in a bid to “shame” lawmakers into reforming laws that make powerful firearms readily available. Continue reading “Florida students to march on Washington in call for gun reform”