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Anti-Gun Bill Fails to Move Forward in Connecticut

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Governor’s Bill 28 failed to be approved by the Joint Committee on Government Administration and Elections before the committee deadline of Friday, March 26.

Introduced at the request of Governor Jodi Rell (R), Governor’s Bill 28 would have had a negative 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 passed, an applicant who is denied a pistol permit would have had to appeal to the very body, the Department of Public Safety, which rejected the permit.  The dismantling of this currently independent board would have made it harder for law-abiding gun owners to regain their pistol permits if they have been revoked or denied without proper cause.

Thank you for taking the time to contact your lawmakers in opposition to this piece of anti-gun legislation.

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