Lamont Admin. proposes gun violence prevention measures

Gov. Ned Lamont
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WATERBURY, Conn. (WTIC Radio) - Gov. Ned Lamont announces a series of gun violence prevention measures for state lawmakers to consider in the 2023 legislative session.

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The list released Monday focuses on:

- Investing an additional $2.5 million in community violence intervention programs;

- Banning the open carrying of firearms in public, while continuing to allow concealed carry with a permit except in particular locations;

- Limiting handgun purchases to one per month to discourage straw purchases;

- Updating the state’s ban on unregistered “ghost guns” to stop their illegal flow.

WTIC has requested comment from state Republican lawmakers in response to the new proposals.

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