In 2019, Sandy Hook Promise was proud to support the passage of Ethan’s Law in Connecticut. This law strengthens safe firearm storage requirements by closing state loopholes on criminal liability for the unsafe storage of a firearm that results in the death of a minor under age 18. The legislation was named in honor of Ethan Song, who died in an accidental shooting due to an unsecured firearm in 2018.
Sandy Hook Promise supports the federal version of Ethan’s Law (S.173 / H.R. 660). The proposed law would create penalties for the unsafe storage of firearms. It would also incentivize states to pass safe storage laws by providing them with federal funding for implementation.