Late last night, the Connecticut Senate passed Senate Bill 1059 in an attempt to reduce the budget deficit before the end of the fiscal year; however, in the proposal, the Senate approved taking a total of $300,000 from the “pistol permits photographic costs account” and the “ammunition certificates account.” This bill is now pending consideration on the House floor.
If there is money left over in these accounts, why has it not been used to improve the current permitting system in Connecticut? Why haven’t considerations been made to decrease permit fees?
Law-abiding gun owners in Connecticut already have to bear excessive costs and a redundant bureaucratic process that is designed to dissuade them from exercising their constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms. The money in these two accounts should be used to make improvements to the current permitting system and the inordinate burden it places on Connecticut’s gun owners.
This is simply another example of Governor Malloy’s mismanagement of Connecticut’s budget and the burden his bad governance places on law-abiding gun owners in Connecticut!