Earlier this week, the Connecticut state Joint Judiciary Committee voted to pass House Bill 6355, which will take away the constitutional rights of individuals, without adequate due process. Please contact your State Representative and urge them to OPPOSE House Bill 6355.
House Bill 6355 expands the list of people who can petition the court for an ex parte order to have an individual’s firearms seized, without giving that individual the opportunity to present his or her defense before a judge ahead of the confiscation.
Constitutional rights should only be restricted with sufficient due process of law. Due process limits restrictions on constitutional rights to only serious convictions and adjudications that provide procedural protections to the accused, which results in more reliable proceedings. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms should not be treated as a second-class right, and should only be restricted when sufficient protections are in place.
Again, please contact your State Representative and ask them to OPPOSE HB 6355.