On Thursday, February 18, a public hearing was held in the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Security on House Bill 5158, a bill that contained language that would, among other things, outlaw the private transfer of long guns and require gun owners to register their rifles and shotguns with state and local law enforcement.
During the committee meeting, the Department of Public Safety agreed to remove the entire section of the bill pertaining to long guns. The bill was voted out of committee with all NRA-opposed language removed. Please contact members of the committee and thank them for taking your concerns into consideration.The phone number to contact the Public Safety and Security Committee is (860) 240-0570. Individual contact information for the members of the Environment Committee can be found by clicking here.