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Connecticut Anti-Gun Push Returning for 2008!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Lawmakers convened in Hartford for the opening of the 2008 legislative session on Wednesday, February 6 and already we can tell gun owners, hunters and sportsmen to expect the largest number of anti-gun bills to be considered in years.

The Connecticut State Police is lobbying for proposals that would lengthen the process to obtain a handgun permit, a 14-day waiting period for all long gun sales (without exemptions for handgun licensees or those with a current hunting license), licensing of all long guns and ban on their private sale or transfer.

Connecticut Against Gun Violence will be joining the State Police in its push for a ban on the private sale of long guns as well as pushing for a ban on the sale of semiautomatic handguns not equipped with so-called "microstamping" technology.  Microstamping is a failed technology that would require identifying marks to be etched into the firing pin and breech face of a firearm.  The technology can easily be defeated, has no public safety value, and adds substantially to the cost of the firearm.

It is imperative that you call your lawmakers TODAY and tell them that you support the NRA and OPPOSE the new long gun restrictions and licensing scheme and the microstamping proposal.

To contact your State Representative: http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/menu/hlist.asp
To contact your State Senator: http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/menu/slist.asp

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