gun violence

Amid a spike in gun violence, Connecticut State Police say they will begin patrolling the city streets of Bridgeport.

East Haven Teenager Shot In Botched Robbery

Aug 22, 2019
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A 14-year-old boy was shot this afternoon in East Haven in what police are calling a “botched robbery.”

It is the first shooting in East Haven this year.

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It’s been one year since the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada — the deadliest shooting in modern American history. Bump stocks, which allow guns to fire hundreds of rounds per minute, were used in that shooting. A ban on those enhancements took effect Monday in Connecticut.

Gov. Malloy Signs Bump Stock Ban Into Law

May 31, 2018
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Governor Dannel Malloy signed a bill into law today banning bump stocks in Connecticut.

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Governor Cuomo has signed a bill that would temporarily take away guns from people accused of domestic violence. The legislation closes a loophole in state law in order to ensure domestic abusers are required to surrender all firearms, not just handguns.