WASHINGTON–U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) released the following statement after Governor Ned Lamont signed new comprehensive legislation to reduce gun violence and prevent firearm accidents and suicides in Connecticut.

“It’s no coincidence that Connecticut has both some of the strongest gun laws in the country and one of the lowest rates of gun deaths. These laws work, and I’m proud that our General Assembly treats this issue with the urgency and seriousness it demands. This legislation takes important strides in making sure people who shouldn’t have firearms can’t get them, while protecting the rights of responsible gun owners. It’s past time for Congress to follow our state’s lead, and I’ll keep pushing for legislation at the federal level because it will save lives.”