High Turnout Against Magazine Ban But Threat Remains in Connecticut
NEWTOWN, Conn –-(Ammoland.com)- BILL HEARD IN COMMITTEE . . . A bill (SB 1094) that would ban the possession of any magazine (rifle, pistol or shotgun) capable of holding more than 10 rounds was heard in the Connecticut Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.
There was overwhelming opposition, with more than 100 people speaking against the bill to less than 10 in support of it.
Opposition was voiced by firearms owners, manufacturers and retailers at the more than 12-hour hearing in Hartford. NSSF extends its thanks to all that attended the hearing or participated through submitting written testimony. Even with the huge turnout, the threat of this legislation remains.
The judiciary committee has until April 15 to decide on moving the legislation forward. NSSF urges everyone to continue to contact members of the committee, asking them to oppose the bill and also to thank them for listening to all concerns addressed during the hearing.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 6,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen's organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.