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Connecticut: Hearing to Discuss Fate of Board of Firearm Permit Examiners on Monday!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Please Contact Your State Legislators Today!

On Monday, March 16, a hearing has been scheduled for Senate Bill 839 in the Government Administration and Elections Committee.  Introduced at the request of Governor Jodi Rell (R), SB 839 would have an immeasurable impact on Connecticut's law-abiding gun owners by transferring operations of the Board of Firearm Permit Examiners to the Department of Public Safety.

If approved, an applicant who is denied a pistol permit would have to appeal to the very body, the Department of Public Safety, which rejected the permit.  The removal of this currently independent board will make it harder for law abiding gun owners to regain their pistol permits if they have been revoked or denied without proper cause.

The Public Hearing will be held on Monday, March 16, at 9:30 A.M. in Room 2B of the Legislative Office Building (LOB).  We encourage all of our members to attend this meeting and voice your opposition to SB839. 

If you are unable to attend the hearing, please contact the members of the Government Administration and Election Committee TODAY and respectfully urge them to defend our Second Amendment rights by opposing SB 839. Contact information for the members of the committee can be found here. Also, please contact your State Legislators and respectfully urge them to oppose SB 839. Contact information for your State Representative can be found by clicking here. Please click here to find contact information for your State Senator.

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