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Connecticut Lawmakers Considering Broad Attack on Your Gun Rights!

Friday, February 2, 2007

 

We Need Your Help!

Lawmakers in Hartford have already started to consider legislation that will have dramatic consequences for Connecticut’s law-abiding gun owners.  The anti-gun crowd has doubled their efforts to pass some of 2006’s failed proposals and new 2007 anti-gun proposals.

 

The Judiciary and Public Safety and Security Committees need to hear from you!

 

The Judiciary Committee can be reached at (860) 240-0530 and the

Public Safety and Security Committee can be reached at (860) 240-0570.

 

These committees have been assigned many anti-gun proposals, to include the recurring and defeated “lost and stolen firearms,” the proven a failure “ballistic fingerprinting” program (also known as Ballistic Registration), one gun-a-month, and permit to purchase ammunition proposals.

 

If you have not contacted your legislators, please do so TODAY!

 

The Public Safety and Security Committee HAS SCHEDULED A PUBLIC HEARING on all the proposals listed below for Tuesday, February 6 at 11 am in the Legislative Office Building, Room 2E.  Please keep checking your email for updates and changes on this crucial hearing!

 

In the meantime, start calling members of the Public Safety and Security Committee today!  Members of the Public Safety and Security Committee can be reached at (860) 240-0570 or at the following link:  http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/menu/MemberList.asp?comm_code=PS&doc_type=, and urge them to “oppose” any anti-gun proposals!

 

Proposed H.B. No. 6924 Representative Leonard Greene, (R-105),”AN ACT PROHIBITING TAMPERING WITH OR ALTERING AN AIR SOFT WEAPON,” to increase public safety by prohibiting the alteration of a replica firearm that expels a projectile through the force of air pressure.

 

Proposed H.B. No. 6932 Representative Juan Candelaria (D-95), “AN ACT CONCERNING ANTI-TRAFFICKING OF FIREARMS,” to restrict gun trafficking by limiting the number of handguns a person can purchase each month.

 

Proposed H.B. No. 6935 Representative Juan Candelaria (D-95), “AN ACT CONCERNING BALLISTIC FINGERPRINTING OF FIREARMS AND THE REPORTING OF LOST OR STOLEN FIREARMS,” to require the collection of ballistic information from firearms prior to their sale and require the reporting of lost or stolen firearms.

 

Proposed H.B. No. 6702 Representative William Dyson, (D-94), “AN ACT REQUIRING THE REPORTING OF STOLEN FIREARMS,” to reduce the number of crimes involving firearms and to assist police in solving crimes by requiring the reporting of stolen firearms.

 

Proposed S.B. No. 935 - Senator Martin Looney (D-11) and Senator Toni Harp (D-10), “AN ACT REQUIRING A PERMIT TO SELL FIREARM AMMUNITION,” to regulate the sale of firearm ammunition by requiring a person to have a state permit to sell ammunition.

 

Proposed S.B. No. 936 - Senator Martin Looney (D-11) and Senator Toni Harp (D-10), “AN ACT CONCERNING THE PURCHASE OF FIREARM AMMUNITION,” to limit illegal firearms use by prohibiting "straw purchases" of ammunition.

 

Proposed S.B. No. 938 - Senator Martin Looney (D-11) and Senator Toni Harp (D-10), “AN ACT LIMITING THE PURCHASE OF HANDGUNS TO ONE PER MONTH,” to reduce the number of illegal guns used in crimes by enacting a one-handgun-per-month law.

 

Proposed S.B. No. 939 - Senator Martin Looney (D-11) and Senator Toni Harp (D-10), “AN ACT CONCERNING THE SALE OF HANDGUN AMMUNITION,” to reduce illegal handgun use by requiring a person to hold a valid permit to carry a pistol or revolver or eligibility certificate in order to purchase handgun ammunition.

 

 

The Judiciary Committee has not scheduled a public hearing for the proposals listed below.  Please keep checking your email for updates. 

 

Start calling members of the Judiciary Committee today!  Members of the Judiciary Committee can be reached at (860) 240-0530 or at the following link:  http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/menu/MemberList.asp?comm_code=JUD&doc_type=, and urge them to “oppose” and anti-gun proposals.

 

Proposed H.B. No. 6899 - Representative William Dyson (D-94), “AN ACT CONCERNING THE REPORTING OF THE LOSS OR THEFT OF A FIREARM,” to assist the police in tracking lost or stolen firearms and solving crimes by requiring the owner of a firearm that has been lost or stolen to promptly report such loss or theft to a law enforcement agency.

 

Proposed H.B. No. 6900 - Representative Kenneth Green, (D-1), “AN ACT CONCERNING LOST OR STOLEN FIREARMS,” to require the reporting of the loss or theft of a firearm to a law enforcement agency, require that when a firearm is not in the actual physical possession of the owner it be stored or kept in a manner so as to reduce the risk that it will be stolen or otherwise come into the possession of another person, and provide that evidence that a pistol or revolver was found not in the possession of the owner thereof is prima facie evidence that the owner had transferred such pistol or revolver without proper application and authorization.

 

Proposed H.B. No. 6901 - Representative William Tong (D-147); Representative Kim Fawcett (D-133); Representative Tom Christiano (D-134); Representative Andres Ayala (D-128); Representative Toni Walker (D-93); Representative Marie Kirkely-Bey (D-5); and Representative Carlo Leone (D-148), “AN ACT FIGHTING VIOLENT CRIME ARISING FROM LOST OR STOLEN FIREARMS,” to fight violent crime that results from the illegal trade and distribution of firearms that have been lost by or stolen from legitimate gun owners, identify individuals furthering and profiting from such trade and distribution and give law enforcement the tools necessary to fight violent crime by requiring an owner to report the loss or theft of a firearm promptly upon discovery to local law enforcement authorities.

 

Proposed S.B. No. 892 - Senator Martin Looney (D-11), “AN ACT CONCERNING BURGLARY,” to resolve an anomaly in the burglary statutes in which burglary in the second degree with a firearm is a more serious crime than burglary in the first degree but carries a lesser penalty.

 

Proposed S.B. No. 903 - Senator Martin Looney (D-11) and Senator Toni Harp (D-10), “AN ACT CONCERNING LOST OR STOLEN FIREARMS,” to reduce the number of illegally obtained guns used in the commission of crimes.

 

Proposed S.B. No. 904 – Senator Martin Looney (D-11) and Senator Toni Harp (D-10), “AN ACT REQUIRING FIREARM DEALERS TO REPORT LOST OR STOLEN FIREARMS,” to reduce the number of illegal guns used in crimes.

 

Remember, urge committee members to “oppose” all anti-gun proposals!

 

Again, please keep checking your email for updates!

 

The general phone number for the House of Representatives is (860) 240-0400

and for the Senate is (860) 240-0500. 

 

To find further contact information or help identifying your legislators

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

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