Connecticut: Gun Bill Day, Multiple Anti-Gun Bills to Be Heard

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Connecticut: Gun Bill Day, Multiple Anti-Gun Bills to Be Heard

Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- On March 11th, 2019, the Connecticut state Joint Judiciary Committee will be hearing a number of bills affecting your Second Amendment rights, including bills to continue the never-ending push for more gun control in Connecticut.  NRA members and Second Amendment supporters are invited to attend the public hearing and make their voices heard.  Details may be found here.

Please contact committee members and urge them to OPPOSE Senate Bill 60 and House Bills 7218, 7219, and 7223 and SUPPORT Senate Bill 940 and House Bills 5227 and 5870.  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact committee members.

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Anti-Gun Bills

Senate Bill 60 would allow law enforcement officers to demand that Connecticut handgun permit holders present their permit if the officer had reason to believe they were carrying a handgun.  Current law already allows police officers to request proof of a permit, but only when they have a “reasonable suspicion” that a crime is being committed, supported by articulable facts that criminal activity is occurring.

House Bill 7218 would require any adult with a minor in their household to make their firearms unavailable for self-defense.  Gun safety and storage is a matter of personal responsibility and every person’s situation is different.  It is unreasonable to impose a one-size-fits-all government solution.  Such poorly thought out schemes are without any consideration for personal circumstances.

House Bill 7219 would essentially end the centuries old practice of manufacturing firearms for personal use by imposing requirements that far exceed those in federal law.  The bill language is so broad that nearly any solid, raw materials could also be considered a “firearm.”  Manufacturing or transferring a “firearm” without a serial number would be a Class C felony with a mandatory sentence of at least two years imprisonment and a fine of $5000.  It would require serial numbers be applied to “firearms” in a manner requiring equipment that hobbyists do not usually have and cannot afford, and that federal regulations only require from licensed manufacturers.  It also imposes a requirement that firearms made from plastic contain an arbitrary steel alloy that has no effect on the detectability.  Federal law already mandates that firearms contain a certain amount of metal content.

House Bill 7223 would require handguns to be stored in a locked safe whenever in an unattended vehicle.  Such an unreasonable requirement would require gun owners to fit their vehicles with a locking safe separate from any carrying cases they already use to transport handguns.

Pro-Gun Bills

Senate Bill 940 would allow pistol permit holders to carry a handgun for self-defense in state parks and forests.  So called “gun-free zones” are arbitrary boundaries that only disarm law-abiding citizens while doing nothing to hinder criminals.

House Bill 5227 would prevent a patchwork of laws in Connecticut by prohibiting municipalities from enacting their own gun control regulations, making it easier for law-abiding citizens to follow the law.  This would ensure that all Connecticut residents would have equal Second Amendment rights regardless of where they reside.

House Bill 5870 would allow law-abiding citizens who already own registered banned firearms and magazines to transfer them among themselves.

Again, please click the “Take Action” button above to urge committee members to OPPOSE Senate Bill 60, House Bill 7218, House Bill 7219, and House Bill 7223 and SUPPORT Senate Bill 940, House Bill 5227 and House Bill 5870.  If you would like to attend the public hearing, details may be found here.


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  • 6 thoughts on “Connecticut: Gun Bill Day, Multiple Anti-Gun Bills to Be Heard

    1. I believe we legal gun owners should file ballot proposals in our states that would require all law enforcement depts. and law enforcement officers be required to comply with all gun laws in their state. The main purpose of the 2 Amendment is to keep the Govt from overstepping its power. If the governments of these states are going to reduce our ability to defend against govt overreach we the people should remove their ability to enforce these unconstitutional laws. We should also get active in our local governments and push to reduce the budgets of local police depts. so as to limit their abilities to buy weapons , ammunition and limit their training budgets. It is unfortunate but police will be used to enforce unconstitutional gun laws and enforce gun confiscations .In only a few rare instances police officials have come out announced they will not participate in these unconstitutional actions therefore most police must be considered enemies of legal gun owners.

      1. Most, close to all, political elected have gained power with its wealth by disregarding constitutional restraints. They will continue until there is no more wealth to gain. They do not want any threat of being stopped to exist. The armed public is the only threat feared. An unarmed public is safer to disregard but still require an armed force to control. Their armed force made loyal by sharing the ill gained power and wealth. The court has ruled already that police are not responsible to protect and serve the public, only the state. The state being the political elected. They desire the whole country to be a work camp where the police are the guards and overseers.

        The state of the elected must be considered the enemies. The police, merely state hired killers to protect the elected. Remember the powers behind the throne, the financial elite started and promotes this.

    2. Rather than go through the NRA-ILA link, I wrote and submitted my testimony directly to the CT General Assembly Judiciary Committee, and copied my state rep and state senator. See below with personal details removed.

      Testimony IN OPPOSITION to SB60, HB7218, HB7219, and HB7223
      The state of CT has some of the most draconian, Freedom crushing gun control laws on the books. Any more laws WILL NOT be obeyed by lawless criminals, and simply apply “CONTROL” to those people that are not ever the problem. I oppose SB60, HB7218, HB7219, and HB7223 for the following reasons.
      SB60: The last I knew, we do not live in Nazi Germany of the 1930’s and 1940’s. Being asked by a law enforcement officer to “show me your papers” for possibly carrying a handgun sounds like the kind of thing a member of the SS would be in favor of. This type of law makes the assumption that if you are simply carrying a firearm, you MUST BE a criminal, or about to commit a criminal act.
      HB7218: I live in XXXXXXXX. We have no town police force, only the shift state troopers out of XXXXXX. They will get to my house in 5 minutes on a good day, longer in bad weather, or not at all if there is trouble at the prisons or at UConn. I have personal experience with this when I called 911 for a potential intruder at my front door. Luckily, I was able to be armed and the intruder went away. State Police told me they were too busy with weather related accidents to send someone out, and no one ever came out afterwards to investigate. 5 minutes waiting for a state trooper is a lot of time for a criminal to kill or maim the occupants of a house. Gun safety and storage is a matter of personal responsibility and every person’s situation is different. It is unreasonable to impose a one-size-fits-all government solution. Such poorly thought out schemes are without any consideration for personal circumstances.
      HB7219: This bill would essentially end the centuries old practice of manufacturing firearms for personal use by imposing requirements that far exceed those in federal law. The bill language is so broad that nearly any solid, raw materials could also be considered a “firearm.” It would require serial numbers be applied to “firearms” in a manner requiring equipment that hobbyists do not usually have and cannot afford, and that federal regulations only require from licensed manufacturers. It also imposes a requirement that firearms made from plastic contain an arbitrary steel alloy that has no effect on the detectability. Federal law already mandates that firearms contain a certain amount of metal content. A solution to a non-problem.
      HB7223: Most legitimate gun owners already lock up their handguns in their vehicle, unless it is in their direct control or on their person. Having to install a “safe” in a vehicle is just an additional expense designed to penalize legal gun owners for having the gall to transport their firearms. How would such a law be enforced, unless it was discovered during the commission of a crime? Gun safe stop/checks like DUI checkpoints? Does anyone actually think the crack-head gang-banger in Hartford or New Haven is going to abide by such a law? Please learn about firearms and their legitimate owners here in the state before proposing such nonsense in the future.

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