Connecticut: Overwhelming Support for the Second Amendment at Public Hearing

Screening Connecticut Second Amendment Supporters
Screening Connecticut Second Amendment Supporters

Charlotte, NC –-(  A sincere thank you to the estimated 2000 concerned citizens who packed into the Legislative Office Building in Hartford yesterday for the “Gun Violence Prevention Working Group” public hearing.

The hearing began at 10:00 a.m. and dedicated speakers waited all day, night and into the early morning to show Connecticut how much their Second Amendment freedoms mattered to them.  At 2:45 a.m., the Task Force adjourned after all speakers testified—with many individuals waiting seventeen hours to have the chance to make their voice heard!  Gun owners, sportsmen and supporters of the Second Amendment spoke with conviction that they oppose anti-gun legislation that turns law-abiding citizens into victims or criminals.

Even through yesterday’s snowstorm, many Second Amendment protectors stood out in the cold for over two hours to facilitate them being screened by a metal detector that was installed just for this hearing (and for the first time ever in the history of the Connecticut General Assembly).  The vast majority of those who spoke were on the side of freedom and steadfastly testified that there should be no additional over-reaching restrictions on firearms for law-abiding citizens.

It was a crucial time to see the Constitution State in action and its residents delivered!  Please remain proactive on this issue throughout this legislative session and plan on returning to testify on bills that matter to Second Amendment supporters.

We must remain engaged in the fight for freedom, so please continue to contact your state legislators and respectfully urge them to reject anti-gun legislation.  For help identifying your elected officials and their contact information, please click here.

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit:

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Miguel Grande

Thank you to the people of CT for showing up and supporting our unalienable rights given to us by the BILL OF RIGHTS and HR11654 The Dick Act of 1902.


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No weapons allowed at the hearing? Plainly an unconstitutional obstruction of the citizens' right to bear arms.

"We find it intolerable that one Constitutional Right should have to be surrendered in order to assert another." Simons v. U.S. 390 US 389

These people were entering a hearing to make their views known to government officials, an exercise of their right to petition government and to speak. They were forced to give up their right to bear arms in order to exercise these other, equally valuable, rights, in obvious contradiction to the principle enumerated in Simons.