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At a Glance


Connecticut has among the strongest gun safety laws and experiences one of the lowest rates of gun violence in the country, as well as one of the lowest rates of firearm ownership. In the wake of the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, Connecticut strengthened its laws by expanding its assault weapons and high-capacity magazine prohibition and its background check requirement.

219 In an average year, 219 people die by guns in Connecticut. More at EveryStat.
#4 in the country for Gun Law Strength. (Up from #5 last year). See why.

Connecticut continues to be a leader in preventing gun violence, including with a best-in-class illegal gun removal program and a law limiting qualified immunity for police who abuse civilians. Recently, Connecticut enacted a suite of new gun safety policies including prohibiting open carry of firearms in public, strengthening its secure firearm storage law, and strengthening dealer licensing requirements.

The Latest

COMPASS Youth Collaborative Awarded $100,000 Grant from the Everytown Community Safety Fund to Sustain Critical Gun Violence Prevention Work in Hartford

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