How Connecticut used gun control to save lives and prove the NRA wrong

Connecticut has seen a dramatic drop in gun related deaths since enacting stricter gun policies after Sandy Hook.

After the tragic incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School where 20 children and six educators were shot in 2012,…

Connecticut lawmakers expanded the ban on assault weapon sales, prohibited the selling of magazines that contained more than 10 rounds, and required the owners that already owned assault rifles or high capacity magazines to register those items. They also instituted a background check for all firearm sales, and they created a registry of weapons offenders that included charges of illegal possession of a firearm.