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Senate Passes Bill Requiring Gun Removal After Restraining Order

Senate Passes Bill Requiring Gun Removal After Restraining Order

HARTFORD — In a move commended by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and criticized by opponents of gun control, the Senate on Monday gave final legislative passage to a measure that would require those subject to a temporary restraining order to give up their firearms.

Supporters said the proposal would protect domestic violence victims by removing guns while the temporary order is in place.

"We have seen too many tragic cases in this state in the last several years to not enact this bill today,'' Senate President Martin Looney said.

The measure passed the Senate 23 to 13, with three Republican senators — Tony Hwang of Fairfield, Toni Boucher of Wilton and...

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