Senate sends safe gun storage bill to Lamont's desk

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A bill that attempts to tighten Connecticut's safe gun storage laws is heading to Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont's desk.

The Senate on Thursday voted 34-2 in favor of the legislation which stems from the death of Ethan Song, a Guilford 15-year-old who accidentally shot himself with a handgun owned by a friend's father. The legislation requires loaded and unloaded firearms to be safely stored in homes where there are minors under age 18.

Song's parents are pushing for similar legislation on the federal level.

The Senate has also given final legislative approval to a bill requiring handguns left in an unattended vehicle to be stored in a trunk, locked safe or locked glove box. The Senate has also sent Lamont a bill prohibiting unmarked, untraceable weapons known as ghost guns.