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Ned Lamont on Gun Control

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We learn first hand the cost of unregulated gun ownership

It's been six years since a gunman walked into Sandy Hook and killed twenty children and six educators, but the mass shootings across the US continue from Las Vegas to Parkland, and gun violence in Connecticut towns and cities persists.

We have learned first hand the cost of unregulated gun ownership. As Governor, and as a parent and educator, I will make sure that we continue to lead the nation in gun safety, and I won't let Republicans and the NRA push us backwards. Connecticut is a leader on...

But, I will ensure we do more.
Source: 2014 Connecticut Governor campaign website NedLamont.com , Jul 4, 2018

Ban bump stocks, and other common sense restrictions

I will ensure we do more [on gun regulation]. As governor, I will tighten our existing gun laws and close existing loopholes. This includes mandating that guns always be stored safely and limiting the number of firearms that may be purchased at once. I also support banning "bump stocks" and tightening the loopholes that allow for weapons to be upgraded to rapid fire.

As governor, I will expand gun buyback programs like the one that has had success in New Haven. It yielded 141 weapons this past December, and I plan on actively supporting any future buyback programs shown to reduce the number of weapons in our communities.

As governor, I will be a vocal advocate for smart, common sense legislation; work with our federal delegation, and regional leaders to be on the right side of history putting the safety of our communities first, and be a consistent, strong voice demanding national change such as ending the federal ban on gun violence research at the CDC.

Source: 2014 Connecticut Governor campaign website NedLamont.com , Jul 4, 2018

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