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Connecticut: Anti-Gun Bill Scheduled for Hearing this Week

Monday, February 29, 2016

Connecticut: Anti-Gun Bill Scheduled for Hearing this Week

On Thursday, March 3, the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Security will be hearing House Bill 5408.  HB 5408 would allow police officers to demand that Connecticut handgun permit holders present their permit if the officer has reason to believe they are carrying a handgun.  As such, HB 5408 violates a citizens’ freedom from unreasonable search and seizure guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.  This bill infringes on the rights of those who choose to exercise their Second Amendment right to Keep and Bear Arms, while doing nothing to deter criminals.  It is critical that you contact the members of the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Security and politely urge them to oppose HB 5408.  Please click the “Take Action” button below to contact the members of the Committee in opposition!

Additionally, if you are available, please consider attending the public hearing on March 3 at 11:00am in Room 2E of the Legislative Office Building.  To attend the hearing, you must sign-up between 9:00am-10:00am.  Your participation is absolutely necessary to defeat this bill and protect your rights.

The Fourth Amendment allows police to stop and briefly detain a person to investigate only if the officer has a reasonable suspicion, supported by articulable facts that criminal activity is occurring.  This is why Connecticut law requires that officers must have a “reasonable suspicion” that a crime is being committed before they may request proof of a permit.  The current law should not be amended. 

Once again, please click the “Take Action” button above to contact the members of the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Security and urge them to oppose HB 5408.  Also, please consider attending the public hearing to voice your strong opposition to this bill.

 

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.