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Connecticut Gun Owners Prevail!

Friday, May 5, 2006

 

Even though proponents made attempts to revive the "Lost or Stolen" firearms legislation after last Friday's 79-66 defeat in the House of Representatives, law-abiding gun owners prevailed when lawmakers refused to reconsider the legislation before adjourning the legislative session at midnight on Wednesday. 

 

The "Lost or Stolen" firearms legislation sought to make it a crime to fail to report the loss or theft of a firearm within 72 hours from when you “knew or should have known” of the loss or theft and included language subjecting gun owners to criminal investigation. 

 

The anti-gunners have promised they will bring this legislation back next year for the fourth year in a row, so it is important when talking to your lawmakers during this campaign season you continue to urge them to oppose such legislation when they meet in 2007. 

 

Please take a moment to look at how your legislator voted by clicking on the following links and call your lawmakers to express your thanks or politely express your disappointment. 

 

For the Senate roll call please visit http://cga.ct.gov/2006/VOTE/S/2006SV-00201-R00SB00105-SV.htm and for the House roll call please visit http://cga.ct.gov/2006/VOTE/H/2006HV-00211-R00SB00105-HV.htm.

 

 

The general phone number for the Senate is (860) 240-0500 and for the

House of Representatives is (860) 240-0400.

 

 

If you need help identifying your State Legislators or for further contact information

please use the "Write Your Representative" feature found at www.NRAILA.org.

 

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