Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Conn. Gun Law
Connecticut's bill originally stemmed from a legislative task force charged with reviewing the state's gun laws, mental health care and school security following the Dec. 14 school shooting that left 20 first-graders and six educators dead. Those recommendations were passed onto the top leaders of the General Assembly, both Democrats and Republicans, who ultimately crafted a compromise bill behind closed doors that was approved on bipartisan votes by the House and Senate and signed by Malloy.
The bill was designated as "emergency certified" and therefore bypassed public hearings and committee votes.