Bill protecting domestic violence victims survives house

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A bill that would bar people with a temporary restraining order against them from having a firearm is now one step closer to becoming law.

A measure to that effect is now heading to the house after passing in the senate Wednesday night.

Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman released the following statements following the vote.

“This is a commonsense step forward to strengthen and enhance our gun violence prevention laws,” Governor Malloy said.

Lt. Governor Wyman said, “I applaud the House on passage of this bill – it will save lives.”

The legislation is House Bill 5054, An Act Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence.

It’s now up to the state senate for consideration.

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