On Thursday, January 27, the Connecticut General Assembly’s Public Safety Committee voted to hold hearings on several firearm-related bills, among them SB 714, a measure that would ban the future sale of .50 caliber rifles and would require individuals who currently own this type of firearm to obtain a permit in order to legally possess them. Connecticut lawmakers dealt with this issue several years ago, when they passed legislation prohibiting the sale of importation of .50 caliber "armor piercing" or incendiary ammunition and it`s clear that this is just another attempt by the gun-grabbers to ban one more type of firearm. The other gun bills to be heard by the committee, although seemingly positive for gun owners, stand a good very good chance of being gutted and used as anti-gun vehicles should they come out of the Public Safety Committee.
It is critical that no firearm bill, good or bad, is approved by the Public Safety Committee because it has the potential to become the latest law on the books diminishing the rights of law-abiding gun owners. Please contact members of the Public Safety Committee and urge them to oppose all gun bills being heard by the Public Safety Committee. For a list of committee members and their phone numbers, please contact NRA-ILA`s Grassroots Division at 1-800-392-8683.