Connecticut Under Attack as Legislators Seek to Destroy Second Amendment

Bills Will Make CT Citizens Instant Criminals.

Connecticut Legislators Seeking to Destroy Second Amendment
Connecticut Legislators Seeking to Destroy Second Amendment
National Shooting Sports Foundation

NEWTOWN, Conn –-( Let Your Voice Be Heard or Face Banning of Your Rifles and Magazines

Legislators in Hartford are in the process of destroying your Second Amendment rights by exploiting recent tragedies. Gov. Malloy, Sen. Beth Bye, and Rep. Bob Godfrey want outright bans and onerous restrictions on your rights through an enormous number of Anti-Gun Bills.

Here are a few of the items included in one of their proposals:

  • An outright ban on ALL modern sporting rifles classifying them as “Assault Weapons.”
  • Restricting your ability to defend yourself and family by arbitrarily restricting the magazine size to 10 rounds.
  • Confiscating ALL magazines holding more than 10 rounds, pistols included.
  • Statewide gun registration for ALL firearms; knowing full well criminals won't ever register their guns.
  • Re-registration every 2 years with ever increasing fees.
  • Requires permit for any rifle with a pistol grip.
  • Limiting how much ammunition you can purchase AND possess.
  • Registration of all ammunition purchases.
  • Bans internet sales of ammo in Connecticut.
  • Mandatory gun storage laws, like the one the U.S. Supreme Court struck down in the Heller decision.

There will only be a few opportunities for discussion and opposition as many in Hartford are trying to pass legislation as quickly as possible. The first hearing (and may be the only time to testify) will occur next Monday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m. at the Legislative Office Building.

Gun Violence Prevention Working Group Public Hearing

  • Monday, Jan. 28, 2013
  • Legislative Office Building
  • 10 a.m., Room 2C

NSSF is urging all gun owners, sportsmen and hunters to attend Monday's public hearing to be held in the Legislative Office Building in Room 2C at 10 a.m. and to contact their state representative, senator and all members of the Committee immediately, urging them to oppose knee-jerk reaction legislation.

Find your elected officials here.

If this bill passes, law-abiding gun owners will have to begin surrendering their magazines and possibly modern sporting rifles, or face confiscation by the state police and a felony charge. Again, this proposal would make simple possession of a legally owned firearm or magazine a felony.

This draconian measure will also affect non-gun owners as all Connecticut tax payers will be forced to foot the bill for the extraordinary process of having police confiscate — from law-abiding citizens — AND registration databases.

Making matters worse, Connecticut manufacturers including Colt, Mossberg, Stag Arms, Mec-Gar, OKAY Industries, Ruger and Metalform will be directly affected by this legislation. That means a loss of jobs and tax revenue to the state.

Here are a few of the other pieces of legislation under consideration:

  • HB 5268, SB140: To require firearm owners to maintain liability insurance and establish a sales tax on the sale of ammunition at a rate of 50 percent and require all ammunition to be purchased in person.
  • SB 122: A class C felony offense for any person or organization to purchase, sell, donate, transport, possess or use any gun except one made to fire a single round.
  • SB 124: Prohibit the possession of magazines that accept more than ten rounds.

Don't let legislators trample your rights. Let your voice be heard now.

Please contact members of the Task Force listed below. These are the main numbers so please ask for the legislator's office.

  • Sen. Martin Looney, Co-chair 860-240-8600
  • Rep. Craig Miner, Co-chair 860-240-8700
  • Rep. Gerald Fox III 860-240-8500
  • Rep. Stephen Dargan 860-240-8500
  • Rep. Bob Godfrey 860-240-8500
  • Rep. Toni Walker 860-240-8500
  • Rep. Rosa Rebimbas 860-240-8700
  • Rep. Janice Giegler 860-240-8700
  • Rep. Dan Carter 860-240-8700
  • Sen. Eric Coleman 860-240-8600
  • Sen. John Fonfara 860-240-8600
  • Sen. Joan Hartley 860-240-8600
  • Sen. John Kissel 860-240-8800
  • Sen. Scott Frantz 860-240-8800
  • Sen. Tony Guglielmo 860-240-8800
  • Sen. Kevin Witkos 860-240-8800


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  • 4 thoughts on “Connecticut Under Attack as Legislators Seek to Destroy Second Amendment

    1. In 2005 hurricane Katrina ran through Louisiana . My neiborhood was a real mess. In the aftermath there was wide spread looting and assaults going on for weeks on end and it was a very dangerous time. The people who were not prepared for this had to flee and leave their property exposed to all the mayhem. We were without police protection for 8 weeks. The only thing that kept the gangs and looters away was my AR15 and my 30 round clips and my ammo. I had to confront these people head on and I thank god to this day that I had this gun . Until you have to face this kind of danger you will never know what it is like to have to deal with this. All you people out there that want to infringe on a persons right, not a privelige, to defend ones self with restrictions are out for only control of of your rights. If I had been restricted with how many bullets I could buy or how many clips I could have, I would have been over run by these people. Unlike Orleans parish my parish of Jefferson did not infringe on our 2nd amendment rights and did not conficate our weapons and we unlike Orleans were able to Keep these gangs away from us. It took more than 30 rounds over 8 weeks having to confront this day after day. People in Orleans parish were killed because they had no protection because it was taken away by the police and national guard and lawsuites are still going on to this day because the confiscation of weapons and the direct violation of there 2nd amendment rights, some of these families have settled with Orleans parish through lengthily lawsuites. The constutition and the bill of rights recognizes your rights not gives you your rights, you were born with it, not granted by government. All you gun grabbers had better wake and realize that the 2nd amendment is the only thing and I mean the only thing that preserves all of your rights.

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