GUNS TO GARDENS
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!
STATE AFFILIATE NEWS
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.