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Connecticut: General Assembly Approves Legislation to "Fix" Mistakes Made by Hastily Passing Anti-Gun Legislation

Thursday, June 6, 2013

On Monday, the Connecticut General Assembly passed legislation designed to clarify and make technical corrections to the sweeping and radical “gun control” law enacted in April.  Considering that extreme law was introduced, passed by both legislative chambers and signed within 24 hours, it should come as no surprise that there were several flawed and unintended provisions contained in the original bill.  Due to anti-gun legislators’ haste in April, the state legislature was forced to pass corrective legislation, Senate Bill 1094.

As amended, SB 1094 seeks to “clean up” and address many mistakes made in the recently enacted law.  Among other provisions, SB 1094 expands Connecticut’s current ban on some semi-automatic rifles to include .22 caliber rifles with one or more certain cosmetic features.  These cosmetic features include, but are not limited to, a bayonet mount, flash suppressor, pistol grip or folding stock.  Banning firearms with certain cosmetic features that do not affect the functionality of the firearm demonstrates the misguided and ill-conceived nature of supportive legislators in the General Assembly.

Despite pursuing this arbitrary ban, the state legislature also undermined the foundation of the democratic process by passing SB 1094 by a 33-1 vote in the state Senate and by a 131-15 vote in the state House without first holding any public hearingThis seems to be a common occurrence in the Connecticut General Assembly this year as public input has essentially been cut out of the process when it comes to anti-gun bills.  While the General Assembly has now adjourned for the year, your Second Amendment rights and firearms freedom will be forever impacted by the deeply flawed, onerous and restrictive anti-gun laws passed this legislative session.  Serious concerns remain about the implications of these poorly devised laws, and your NRA will continue to update you on developments related to these matters.

Senate Bill 1094 is currently awaiting consideration by Governor Dan Malloy (D).  Therefore, please call AND e-mail Governor Malloy and respectfully ask him to VETO SB 1094.

governor.malloy@ct.gov              860-566-4840

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