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Lamont Signs 2 Gun Reform Bills Into Law, Including Ghost Guns Ban

June 07, 2019 - 4:02 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- You won’t be able to buy so-called ghost guns in Connecticut after a pair of recently-passed gun reform bills were signed into law Friday.

It was a celebratory mood in Hartford as Gov. Ned Lamont signed two bills into law, WCBS 880's Kevin Rincon reported. One banning ghost guns (guns without serial numbers), the other beefing up existing statutes on safe gun storage in cars.

"You can't leave your gun laying in a cup holder or under the seat of your car and walk into the grocery store," said State Representative Steven Stafstrom. "It is unacceptable and it should be criminal conduct and it is criminal conduct as we sit here today."

"We did it folks. We did it,"Lamont said.

Stafstrom was on hand as Lamont made the following pledge: "I promise you and Susan promises you, we're going to do everything we can to make sure Connecticut stays a leader in working with our friends down in Washington, D.C -- make sure that what we do here in Connecticut, we take to the rest of the country."

Lamont says gun reform legislation doesn't just benefit Connecticut, but its neighbors too, including New York, Rincon reported.