Conn. Passes Bill Requiring Accused Abusers to Give Up Guns

by Greg Richter | published on May 4, 2016

The Connecticut Senate on Monday passed a bill requiring anyone accused of domestic violence to surrender all guns within 24 hours.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said immediately afterward that he plans to sign the bill into law, CT Post reports.

Republicans, who argue the bill is an effort to confiscate guns, failed in their effort to amend the bill, which was passed by Connecticut’s House last week.

“We have a moral obligation to work to prevent needless tragedy and to make this the law,” Malloy said, according to The Wall Street Journal.