Make Every Attempt to Attend Monday's Hearing;
CT Legislators Seek Sweeping Gun Control
Let Your Voice Be Heard
This Monday might be the only chance for your voice to be heard before legislators craft legislation that will seriously affect not only your Second Amendment rights, but also rifles and magazines you currently own. Connecticut manufacturers including Colt, Mossberg, Stag Arms, Mec-Gar, OKAY Industries, Ruger and Metalform will be directly affected by this legislation, resulting in the loss of good paying jobs and badly needed tax revenue to the state.
The hearing will occur Monday at 10 a.m. at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. Sign-ups and lottery selection for testimony will occur at 9 a.m. Even if you do not plan on testifying please make every attempt to attend. Speaker order will be determined by a lottery at 12:15 p.m., and public testimony will begin at 1:30 p.m. Speakers will be limited to 3 minutes of testimony. You may also choose to bring 30 copies of your testimony to share with members of the Task Force. Those arriving after the completion of the lottery will have their names placed at the end of the speaker list.
Gun Violence Prevention Working Group Public Hearing
Monday, Jan. 28, 2013
Legislative Office Building
10 a.m., Room 2C
There are numerous anti-gun proposals being considered by the legislature. For example, CT Against Gun Violence has proposed an outright confiscation or destruction of firearms and a ban on the use of roadways for the transportation of firearms and ammunition legally purchased. Click here to view the far-reaching proposals. Even the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) has proposed a long list of restrictions including registration database of all firearms and limiting purchases to one firearm a month not just handguns but long guns as well. Some legislators want outright bans and onerous restrictions through an enormous number of Anti-Gun Bills. Here are a just few of the items included in one of their proposals:
- A ban on all modern sporting rifles classifying them as "Assault Weapons."
- Arbitrarily restricting the magazine size to 10 rounds and now even 5 or 6 rounds.
- Confiscating all magazines holding more than 10 rounds, pistols included.
- Statewide gun registration for all firearms.
- Re-registration every 2 years with ever increasing fees.
- Requiring permits for any rifle with a pistol grip.
- Limits on how much ammunition you can purchase and possess.
- Registration of all ammunition purchases.
- Banning of internet sales of ammo in Connecticut.
- Mandatory gun storage laws, like the one the U.S. Supreme Court struck down in the Heller decision.
Let your voice be heard now!
NSSF is urging all gun owners, sportsmen and hunters to attend Monday's public hearing to be held in the Legislative Office Building in Room 2C at 10 a.m. and to contact their state representative, senator and all members of the Committee immediately, urging them to oppose ill-considered, fast-track legislation.
Contact members of the Task Force.
Find your elected officials here.
Visit NSSF's Government Relations site at nssf.org/GovRel