Gun Safety Bills into Law Sgns Connecticut Governor
Jun 05, 2019 02:43 PM EDT
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed several bills into law Tuesday, including three bills on gun safety.
PA 19-5 (Ethan's Law), states that no person may keep a gun on a premises where a minor may have access to it, where a resident is ineligible under either state or federal law to possess a firearm, and where a resident poses an imminent risk of personal injury to either themselves or others. The act also includes an exception: a firearm may be kept on the premises if it is securely locked in a box or is carried on their person. Violation of this Act is a class D felony. This bill was created in memory of a teen who accidentally shot and killed himself with a loaded firearm that was found at a friend's house.