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Headlines from Connecticut
  • Southbury Connecticut boy, 14, accidentally shot and killed by brother (12/1/2003)
  • Hartford Connecticut 12-year-old accidentally shot by friend, 12 (10/29/2003)
  • West Hartland Connecticut girl, 5, shot by brother, 11, with BB gun (9/9/2003)
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    Connecticut Gun Laws
  • Quick summary from MSNBC, based on data from the NRA, HCI, and the ATF. Disclaimer.
  • More detailed information from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.
  • State Firearm Deaths

    In 2002, there were 15 firearm deaths of children and teens in Connecticut, including 4 suicides and 1 accident.
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    Connecticut Resources

  • National SAFE KIDS Campaign
    Find the SAFE KIDS Coalitions in your state.
  • Statewide Resources
    Connecticut Against Gun Violence, 203-268-3050
    Connecticut PTA, 203-281-6617
    Connecticut State Police
       860-685-8000, 860-685-8354 (fax)
    Police On Patrol
       Contact: Linda Kleinschmidt,, 888-599-DAYS
  • Other Local Resources
    Hartford - Connecticut Children's Medical Center
    Southeastern Connecticut - Montville Nonprofit Gateway, Inc.
       Contact: Donna B. Jacobson,
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    Gun Lock Programs
    To find a gun lock program near you:

  • Contact the State Resources (above) about gun lock programs in Connecticut.
  • See if Connecticut or your city is participating in Project ChildSafe and where you can get your free Firearm Safety Kit.
  • View our listing of Gun Lock Programs In the News
  • Contact your local police department.

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