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Connecticut Update on SB 1402

Friday, June 1, 2001


Thank you to all gun owners and sportsmen who made calls to their lawmakers this week—your efforts made all the difference! Late Wednesday night, gun owners prevailed in the State House, turning back SB 1402, anti-gun Attorney General Blumenthal`s (D) and State Senator George Jepsen`s plans for a California-style so-called "Assault Weapons Ban" that would have been an immense expansion of the 1993 Connecticut gun ban. Also contained in SB 1402 was a ban on a wide range of ammunition magazines. SB 1402 also included language streamlining the current handgun permit process eliminating local abuses and instituting a "Single State Permit." This bill is now referred back to the Senate for possible action in the next few days.

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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.