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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut


ICYMI: Esty Calls House Concealed-Carry Bill “Outrage and an Insult” to Families in Newtown, Connecticut

December 6, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Speaking on the House floor in advance of a vote on the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, legislation to give domestic abusers, stalkers, and violent criminals the ability to cross state lines with fully-loaded, hidden weapons, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) called the bill an “outrage and an insult to families in Newtown, Connecticut.” 

View Esty’s remarks by clicking the image above or here.

“It is outrageous that today, of all days, one week before the five-year anniversary of the horrific murder of twenty schoolchildren in my district, and just two months after the slaughter of over fifty Americans in Las Vegas, that we are acting on a bill to put more guns in more the hands of more dangerous people,” Esty said. “Rather than helping raise the standards nationally for gun safety, this bill would lower them, making it easier for domestic abusers, stalkers, and violent criminals to carry loaded, hidden weapons across state lines.” 
Esty, who represents Newtown, is a Vice-Chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force.