Should Gun Owners Have To Show A Permit If Police Ask?

Mar 15, 2017
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In Connecticut, a new gun bill would require people who openly carry a pistol or revolver to show their gun permit to police upon request. The proposal received mixed reviews during a hearing before the legislature's Judiciary Committee today.

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A new study by the Center for American Progress shows Connecticut and other states with strong gun laws have lower rates of gun violence. Connecticut had the fifth lowest rate of overall gun deaths, with only five deaths per 100,000 people between 2005 and 2014.

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Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini says he’s seeking grants to fund the ShotSpotter program, a gunfire detection system in which sensors triangulate the exact location of gunfire and officers are immediately dispatched to that site.

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Connecticut’s two U.S. senators renewed their call for Congressional action on gun control measures on Monday in response to Sunday’s mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Police in Connecticut have made 764 gun seizures in the last 14 years or so, since the state’s gun seizure law was passed. The law allows guns to be taken away from people who are viewed as a risk to themselves or others. That’s according to data from a research study released Thursday.