Hartford, Conn. (WTNH)- The state senate has passed a bill that prevents people with temporary restraining orders against them from having firearms.
The legislation passed by a 23 to 13 margin. Governor Malloy has promised to sign it into law. Under the legislation, a person with a restraining order would have to hand over any firearms to police or a firearms dealer within 24 hours of being served with the order.
Lawmakers hope it will reduce the number of cases of deadly domestic violence involving guns. The bill passed despite the opposition of gun owners who say it violates their due process rights.