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Gov. Lamont signs gun safety bills to mark National Gun Violence Awareness Day


Governor Ned Lamont signed two gun safety bills into law in honor of National Gun Violence Awareness Day

One law bans ghost guns, which don’t have a serial number. The other requires guns to be locked in a trunk, glove box or safe when left in a car.    

Several state lawmakers, along with many Connecticut residents, have also worn orange to raise awareness of existing efforts to reduce gun violence throughout America. 

Related: CT lawmakers, officials hold press conference for Gun Violence Prevention Month

The movement was started by friends of a 15-year-old Chicago girl, who was fatally shot by gang members in 2013.

Related: Political leaders gathering in Newtown for rally on National Gun Violence Awareness Day

Supporters of the movement began wearing orange because that’s the color hunters wear to be more visible out in the woods.

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