Connecticut lawmakers could soon consider a package of proposals unveiled by Governor Jodi Rell (R), State Senate Minority Leader John McKinney (R-28) and State House Minority Leader Larry Cafero (R-142). These proposals will have an enormous negative impact on Connecticut's hunters, sportsmen and law-abiding gun owners, both economically and otherwise.
- House Bill 6371 is currently in the Joint Committee on Environment and would double most hunting and fishing licenses and fees and eliminate the Conservation Fund, a fund spent on only wildlife conservation expenditures.
- Senate Bill 837 is in the Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding and simply stated, would double pistols license fees.
- Senate Bill 839 is in the Joint Committee on Government Administration and Elections and would transfer operations of the currently independent Board of Firearm Permit Examiners to the Department of Public Safety. This action, if approved, would take away the autonomy of the Board and would mean that if an applicant were denied his license he would have to appeal to the very body, the Department of Public Safety, which rejected the application.