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Attention Connecticut Members: HB 6657 Update!

Friday, May 20, 2005

Failing to garner the support to get HB 6657, "The Gun Traffickers Protection Act," beyond the Public Safety Committee, proponents of the bill have resorted to pushing for the proposal as an amendment to another bill. While the anti-gunners claim that the measure, which would make the failure to report a lost or stolen firearm within 72 hours a crime, would help law enforcement, it will do just the opposite. It will actually make life easier for criminals—allowing them to cover up a "straw purchase" by filing a false police report. The only people who have anything to lose are law-abiding citizens, who could face prosecution if they fail to make the report because they did not know of the loss or theft, and are not able to prove it. This is not about public safety. Instead, it is about the anti-gun crowd`s need to score another victory at the expense of gun owners. Please call your lawmakers TODAY and urge them to oppose any amendment containing the "Gun Traffickers Protection Act" language.

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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.