by supgv



New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence hosted their 18th Guns To Gardens buyback! 156 guns were dismantled; 1/3 were semi-automatics and assault style rifles. Most of the participants surrendered their firearms for safety reasons.

At GunSense NH first Guns to Gardens, 31 unwanted firearms were dismantled, including an AR-15. Ralph, a retired nurse from Tilton, NH said “I’m here to surrender a handgun that I’ve had locked in the house for 30 years. Given all the gun violence going on, especially with children, I decided I don’t want a firearm in the house any more. I don’t want to sell it. I don’t want it to fall into the wrong hands, or a parent who doesn’t secure it properly, or a bad actor who might use it to rob someone. I don’t want it used in domestic violence or suicide.”

Plus, Utah Gun Violence Prevention Center Guns and Colorado Ceasefire organized their annual Raw Tools Guns to Gardens events in June!


DELAWARE: HB 201 and HB 202 are headed to Governor Carney’s desk for signature. They both work to ban firearms in sensitive locations – schools and polling places. Law enforcement officers, constables and other select public officials acting in their official capacity within those zones would be exempt.

RHODE ISLAND: A constitutional challenge of Rhode Island’s concealed carry permitting laws was denied by the state supreme court.

CONNECTICUT: New laws enacted in June include: Bans open carry in public, Limit the sale of 3+ handguns to an individual in a 30-day period; Increase gun dealer accountability; and Expand safe storage requirements to all owners.

VERMONT: The Suicide Prevention bill was signed to law on June 1st and includes safe storage requirements, plus 72-hour waiting period.