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Posted: 1/21/2013 1:06:52 PM EDT
IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED
Connecticut Legislators Seeking to Destroy Second Amendment;
Bills Will Make CT Citizens Instant Criminals
Let Your Voice Be Heard or Face Banning of Your Rifles and Magazines
Legislators in Hartford are in the process of destroying your Second Amendment rights by exploiting recent tragedies. Gov. Malloy, Sen. Beth Bye, and Rep. Bob Godfrey want outright bans and onerous restrictions on your rights through an enormous number of Anti-Gun Bills. Here are a few of the items included in one of their proposals:
An outright ban on ALL modern sporting rifles classifying them as "Assault Weapons."
Restricting your ability to defend yourself and family by arbitrarily restricting the magazine size to 10 rounds.
Confiscating ALL magazines holding more than 10 rounds, pistols included.
Statewide gun registration for ALL firearms; knowing full well criminals won't ever register their guns.
Re-registration every 2 years with ever increasing fees.
Requires permit for any rifle with a pistol grip.
Limiting how much ammunition you can purchase AND possess.
Registration of all ammunition purchases.
Bans internet sales of ammo in Connecticut.
Mandatory gun storage laws, like the one the U.S. Supreme Court struck down in the Heller decision.
There will only be a few opportunities for discussion and opposition as many in Hartford are trying to pass legislation as quickly as possible. The first hearing (and may be the only time to testify) will occur next Monday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m. at the Legislative Office Building.
Gun Violence Prevention Working Group Public Hearing
Monday, Jan. 28, 2013
Legislative Office Building
10 a.m., Room 2C
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 knee-jerk reaction legislation.
Find your elected officials here.
If this bill passes, law-abiding gun owners will have to begin surrendering their magazines and possibly modern sporting rifles, or face confiscation by the state police and a felony charge. Again, this proposal would make simple possession of a legally owned firearm or magazine a felony.
This draconian measure will also affect non-gun owners as all Connecticut tax payers will be forced to foot the bill for the extraordinary process of having police confiscate -- from law-abiding citizens -- AND registration databases.
Making matters worse, Connecticut manufacturers including Colt, Mossberg, Stag Arms, Mec-Gar, OKAY Industries, Ruger and Metalform will be directly affected by this legislation. That means a loss of jobs and tax revenue to the state.
Here are a few of the other pieces of legislation under consideration:
HB 5268, SB140
To require firearm owners to maintain liability insurance and establish a sales tax on the sale of ammunition at a rate of 50 percent and require all ammunition to be purchased in person.
SB 122
A class C felony offense for any person or organization to purchase, sell, donate, transport, possess or use any gun except one made to fire a single round.
SB 124
Prohibit the possession of magazines that accept more than ten rounds.
Don't let legislators trample your rights. Let your voice be heard now.

Please contact members of the Task Force listed below. These are the main numbers so please ask for the legislator's office.
Sen. Martin Looney, Co-chair860-240-8600
Rep. Craig Miner, Co-chair860-240-8700
Rep. Gerald Fox III 860-240-8500
Rep. Stephen Dargan 860-240-8500
Rep. Bob Godfrey 860-240-8500
Rep. Toni Walker860-240-8500
Rep. Rosa Rebimbas 860-240-8700
Rep. Janice Giegler 860-240-8700
Rep. Dan Carter860-240-8700
Sen. Eric Coleman 860-240-8600
Sen. John Fonfara 860-240-8600
Sen. Joan Hartley 860-240-8600
Sen. John Kissel 860-240-8800
Sen. Scott Frantz860-240-8800
Sen. Tony Guglielmo860-240-8800
Sen. Kevin Witkos860-240-8800
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Visit NSSF's Government Relations site at http://nssf.org/GovRel
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 2:02:00 PM EDT
Thanks for the heads up.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 2:41:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2013 4:57:12 PM EDT by C-CON]
Thanks! I just requested that day off from work.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 2:45:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2013 2:49:38 PM EDT by 175BFD]


Please contact members of the Task Force listed below. These are the main numbers so please ask for the legislator's office.
Sen. Martin Looney, Co-chair860-240-8600
Rep. Craig Miner, Co-chair860-240-8700
Rep. Gerald Fox III 860-240-8500
Rep. Stephen Dargan 860-240-8500
Rep. Bob Godfrey 860-240-8500
Rep. Toni Walker860-240-8500
Rep. Rosa Rebimbas 860-240-8700
Rep. Janice Giegler 860-240-8700
Rep. Dan Carter860-240-8700
Sen. Eric Coleman 860-240-8600
Sen. John Fonfara 860-240-8600
Sen. Joan Hartley 860-240-8600
Sen. John Kissel 860-240-8800
Sen. Scott Frantz860-240-8800
Sen. Tony Guglielmo860-240-8800
Sen. Kevin Witkos860-240-8800
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Added email addresses and the websites for contacting.

Looney


craig.miner@housegop.ct.gov
Gerald.Fox@cga.ct.gov
Stephen.Dargan@cga.ct.gov
Bob.Godfrey@cga.ct.gov
Toni.Walker@cga.ct.gov
rosa.rebimbas@housegop.ct.gov
janice.giegler@housegop.ct.gov
dan.carter@housegop.ct.gov
Hartley@senatedems.ct.gov

Eric Coleman

John Fonfara

John Kissel
Scott Frantz
Tony Guglielmo
Kevin Witkos
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 2:49:32 PM EDT
Thanks OP for the heads up.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 5:36:46 PM EDT
ill be there. since i go shooting with my boss and boss' boss, they have no prob letting me disappear from work early to hit up anything pro 2A!

gotta find out what time to get there to sign up to speak.

Link Posted: 1/21/2013 6:10:53 PM EDT
Of course they make it 10am on a Monday when everyone that has a job will be at work. I'll hopefully be able to get off from work and go.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 6:25:26 PM EDT
I don't work on Mondays!
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 6:49:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Phil1712:
I don't work on Mondays!


Neither does at least 8% of America
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 7:11:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By renatus:
Originally Posted By Phil1712:
I don't work on Mondays!


Neither does at least 8% of America


Link Posted: 1/21/2013 7:14:10 PM EDT
Hey...I have a job...
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 10:35:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2013 10:37:39 PM EDT by inmyshadow]
For the most part, Kissel is on our side. I don't know where he stands on a magazine ban, but he opposes alot of the crap being proposed.

Where is the best place to park? I'm sure the legislatures garage is closed to the public. I can make the 10am meeting. I also thinking of attending the meeting Friday on school safety.
Link Posted: 1/22/2013 5:13:22 AM EDT
Originally Posted By inmyshadow:
For the most part, Kissel is on our side. I don't know where he stands on a magazine ban, but he opposes alot of the crap being proposed.

Where is the best place to park? I'm sure the legislatures garage is closed to the public. I can make the 10am meeting. I also thinking of attending the meeting Friday on school safety.



Is he on our side like John McKinney and other traitor Repubicans are on our side? I hope not.
Link Posted: 1/22/2013 5:14:19 AM EDT
Thanks for the heads up Paul...I'll get the word out. PM or call my cell asap please
Link Posted: 1/22/2013 7:08:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By KSODA:
Originally Posted By inmyshadow:
For the most part, Kissel is on our side. I don't know where he stands on a magazine ban, but he opposes alot of the crap being proposed.

Where is the best place to park? I'm sure the legislatures garage is closed to the public. I can make the 10am meeting. I also thinking of attending the meeting Friday on school safety.



Is he on our side like John McKinney and other traitor Repubicans are on our side? I hope not.


Please don throw the baby out with the bath water ........yet......


At least we have a seat at the table. We could have no say or voice there. Remember that politicians always speak In political ambiguities.
Link Posted: 1/22/2013 7:59:33 AM EDT
Supposedly Senator Guglielmo is on our side. My mailman postal carrier showed up on Saturday while nutter was in the driveway with an M16 and we had a good chat. He said he had called the senator and had "high hopes"

I emailed Senator Guglielmo again this morning and also left a message with his secretary.
Link Posted: 1/22/2013 8:03:44 AM EDT

while nutter was in the driveway with an M16 [img]

nice!
Link Posted: 1/22/2013 8:43:24 AM EDT
Sending emails now.

For those of you who would like it, below is a link to the bill as far as I can find.

Proposed Bill 161
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