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Lamont unveils anti-gun violence package with more police

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has proposed a package of gun violence reforms that include an increase in the number of newly trained state and local police officers.

The package, unveiled on Monday, would also reestablish a gun task force and make changes to some existing state gun laws, including the state's assault weapons ban. Lamont stressed that Connecticut is one of the safest states in the country, but he acknowledged being shocked by the large number of guns in the state.

Republican legislative leaders, the minority party in the General Assembly, accused Lamont of attacking law-abiding gun owners instead of focusing on his administration’s failure to address criminal justice policies.

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