Connecticut Sen. Blumenthal speaks out against concealed carry legislation

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal now urging lawmakers across the country to fight concealed carry legislation, approved by the house.

The Connecticut Democrat held a news conference Friday with law officials from across the state and family members of the victims of gun violence.

Blumenthal is fighting a bill passed in the House that would make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines.

"Anybody with a permit from another state with much less stringent requirements could come into Connecticut, walk into the convention center, or Rensselaer Stadium with a concealed gun, using another state's permit, possibly with a domestic violence conviction or mental health issues," Sen. Blumenthal said.

Requirements for a concealed carry permit in Connecticut include a safety course, background check and approval by a local police chief.

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