Posted: 3/10/2022 7:16:32 AM EDT
It is TIME for you to step up and protect your rights! There are 5 Second Amendment bills in the Judiciary Committee and we need your help!
Two ways to advocate for your rights at the public hearing.
1. Email written testimony by 8 am, Monday, March 14, 2022 (earlier is better).
2. Sign up in advance to testify virtually via Zoom or telephone
Testifying is a lot easier than you would think. All the information you need is below. At the VERY LEAST you can spend a few minutes to write testimony. View sample testimony on our website. The anti-gun side is motivated and will be emboldened if YOU let any more anti-gun legislation go unchecked.
Will you spend a few minutes to protect your rights?
The Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing on Monday, March 14, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. via Zoom. The public hearing can be viewed via YouTube Live. In addition, the public hearing may be broadcast live on CT-N.com.
SUBJECT MATTER: Juvenile Justice and Guns
(OPPOSE) S.B. 16 AN ACT ADDRESSING GUN VIOLENCE AND JUVENILE CRIME
(OPPOSE) H.B. 5416 AN ACT CONCERNING BULK PURCHASES OF PISTOLS AND REVOLVERS
(SUPPORT) S.B. 388 AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFENSE OF A PERSON OR A PERSON'S DWELLING, PLACE OF WORK OR MOTOR VEHICLE
(SUPPORT) H.B. 5415 AN ACT CONCERNING THE TRANSFER OF ASSAULT WEAPONS AND LARGE CAPACITY MAGAZINES
(SUPPORT) H.B. 5412 AN ACT CONCERNING THE DUTY TO RETREAT IN A RELIGIOUS HOUSE OF WORSHIP
Two ways to advocate for your rights at the public hearing.
1) Email written testimony by 8A.M. Monday, March 14th (earlier the better).
2) Sign up to testify virtually via Zoom or telephone.
You don’t need to be an expert to advocate for your rights. Judiciary Committee Members need to hear from us. A short simple email or testimony is fine. Please refer to CCDL's Public Hearing Guide.
Individuals who wish to testify via Zoom must register using the On-line Testimony Registration Form. Registration will close on Sunday, March 13 at 3:00 P.M. If you do not have internet access, you may provide testimony via telephone. To register to testify by phone, call the Phone Registrant Line at (860) 240-5255 to leave your contact information.
Please email written testimony (preferably in Word or PDF) to [email protected]
Speaker order will be listed in a randomized order and posted on the Judiciary Committee website on Sunday, March 13 at 6:00 P.M. under Public Hearing date. The first hour of the hearing is reserved for state officials and legislators. Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony.
All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Step by step guide to protect your rights!
STEP 1: Prepare your written testimony (preferably in Word or PDF format)
STEP 2: Email your written testimony to: [email protected]
STEP 3: cc: your testimony to your state Senator and Representative. Find your Legislator
STEP 4: if you can, testify via zoom or telephone.
Full 15+ public hearing for anyone interested in playing it back.
Major update on this. They apparently they voted on a substitute language for SB16 that stripped out most of the gun control stuff.
Per Senator Sampson:
"The majority of onerous parts of the Governor's gun control proposal SB16 including bans on others, gun parts etc., as well open carry have been stripped from the language of the bill. All that remains is the trafficking task force and some language about licensing firearm dealers. This is an incredible achievement. Kudos to our house Ranking Member Rep. Fishbein for negotiating these changes. We have a quite a few strong 2A legislators on the Judiciary committee and I am sure our presence was felt by the Democrat leadership when deciding if they wanted to debate the bill in committee. Anyway, a huge win for gun owners and freedom lovers in CT today!"
"The Committee voted on a strike all amendment to make the original 50+ pages gun control bill to now a 3-page bill. The new langue of the S.B. 16 (LCO 4199), includes 2 years of funding for the firearm trafficking task force and to require DESPP to consult with NSSF to report of the feasibility of creating a state FFL license.
S.B. 16 will now move out of the committee and be sent the Senate for scheduling to be raised for a vote in the first chamber."
The vote tally from today (3/31/22)...
JUD Vote Tally Sheet (Joint Favorable Substitute) - LCO 4199
Yea: 35 | Nay: 4 | Absent: 0
Sen. Kissel J. S07
Sen. Cicarella P. S34
Rep. Fiorello K. 149
Sen. Sampson R. S16
Sen. Winfield G. S10
Rep. Stafstrom S. 129
Sen. Flexer M. S29
Rep. Blumenthal M. 147
Rep. Fishbein C. 090
Sen. Anwar S. S03
Rep. Callahan P. 108
Sen. Champagne D. S35
Rep. Conley C. 040
Rep. Currey J. 011
Rep. Delany H. 144
Rep. Dillon P. 092
Rep. Doucette J. 013
Rep. Dubitsky D. 047
Rep. Fox D. 148
Rep. Gilchrest J. 018
Rep. Godfrey B. 110
Rep. Harding S. 107
Sen. Haskell W. S26
Rep. Howard G. 043
Rep. Khan M. 005
Rep. Labriola D. 131
Sen. Lesser M. S09
Rep. Luxenberg G. 012
Rep. O'Dea T. 125
Rep. Palm C. 036
Rep. Pavalock-D'Amato C. 077
Rep. Porter R. 094
Rep. Quinn M. 082
Rep. Rebimbas R. 070
Rep. Riley E. 046
Rep. Simms T. 140
Rep. Veach D. 030
Rep. Walker T. 093
Rep. Young P. 120
More updates. Both self defense bills (house of worship & stand your ground) not surprisingly died in committee. The one handgun a month bill also died in committee.
And No. 5397 AN ACT DECLARING GUN VIOLENCE A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS AND ESTABLISHING THE OFFICE OF GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND ADVISORY COUNCIL ON GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION was moved to No Action which apparently means the bill died in the committee.
This has been a magnificent win! they are certainly coming back next year, but we will be there once again fighting from the ramparts. Now we also hope for SCOTUS to hear cases on AWB and magazine bans this year.
Some updates on the Joint Favorable Substitute SB16. Its been moved to the Senate. And the substitute language has been posted to the bill's web page.
JUD Joint Favorable Substitute [doc]
4/14/2022 (LCO) File Number 475
4/14/2022 Senate Calendar Number 323
4/14/2022 Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, Senate
4/14/2022 (LCO) Reported Out of Legislative Commissioners' Office
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