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Posted: 2/28/2006 2:45:04 AM EDT
PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY COMMITTEE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2006

The Public Safety and Security Committee will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 at 1: 00 P. M. in Room 1E of the LOB. Please submit 40 copies of written testimony to Committee staff one hour prior to the start of the hearing in Room 1E of the LOB. Sign-up for the hearing will begin at 12: 00 P. M. in Room 1E of the LOB. The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Legislators, Elected Officials and State Agency Representatives. Speakers will be limited to 3 minutes of testimony. Unofficial sign-up sheets have no standing with the Committee.

Proposed S. B. No. 100 AN ACT CONCERNING LOTTERY SALES AGENTS' COMMISSIONS.

S. B. No. 303 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS CHECKS FOR LOTTERY SALES AGENT APPLICANTS.

S. B. No. 304 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING COLORED HANDGUNS.

S. B. No. 305 (RAISED) AN ACT CLARIFYING THE LICENSING AUTHORITY OF THE GAMING POLICY BOARD AND THE DIVISION OF SPECIAL REVENUE.

S. B. No. 306 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING MISUSE OF THE E 9-1-1 SYSTEM.

S. B. No. 307 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING TEMPORARY STATE PISTOL PERMITS.

S. B. No. 308 (RAISED) AN ACT CREATING A VIOLENT OFFENDER REGISTRY.

S. B. No. 363 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE BUILDING CODE.

H. B. No. 5047 AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE URBAN VIOLENCE REDUCTION GRANT PROGRAM.

Proposed H. B. No. 5116 AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR A FIREARMS TRAFFICKING TASK FORCE.

H. B. No. 5479 (RAISED) AN ACT ALLOWING SHEET TICKET SALES FOR TEACUP RAFFLES.

H. B. No. 5480 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING A MANDATORY AUTOPSY.

H. B. No. 5481 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING THE REGISTRATION OF BINGO PRODUCT MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS.

H. B. No. 5482 (RAISED) AN ACT REQUIRING THE REGISTRATION OF SEALED TICKET DISPENSING MACHINE MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS.

H. B. No. 5483 (RAISED) AN ACT ELIMINATING MANDATORY ONE-VEHICLE ACCIDENT REPORTS.

H. B. No. 5484 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ILLEGAL ACCESS DEVICES.

H. B. No. 5485 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING A DATABASE OF UNINSURED DRIVERS.

H. B. No. 5486 (RAISED) AN ACT AUTHORIZING CASH RAFFLE PRIZES.

H. B. No. 5545 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING SIMULCASTING FACILITIES.

http://www.cga.ct.gov/ Connecticut General Assembly. Browse the site to find or get addreses/phone numbers, etc for your legislators or to search fo regularly to keep track of bills.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 2:47:18 AM EDT
AN ACT CONCERNING COLORED HANDGUNS.

To ban the possession, manufacture or sale of handguns that are coated with various colors.

Introduced by: Public Safety and Security Committee

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New today 2-4 days old 5 days & older
Text of Bill
Raised Bill [pdf]



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Add Notes to SB-304

Bill History (in reverse chronological order)
Date Action Taken
2/24/2006 Public Hearing 02/28
2/22/2006 Referred to Joint Committee on Public Safety and Security
2/16/2006 (PS) Vote to


Link Posted: 2/28/2006 2:51:39 AM EDT



General Assembly
Raised Bill No. 304

February Session, 2006
LCO No. 1834

*01834_______PS_*

Referred to Committee on Public Safety and Security

Introduced by:

(PS)



AN ACT CONCERNING COLORED HANDGUNS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2006) (a) No person shall manufacture, distribute, transport or import into the state, possess, offer or expose for sale or give away any handgun that is coated with a color other than chrome, military camel, black, gray or nickel.

(b) The provisions of subsection (a) of this section shall not apply to handguns used by the Department of Public Safety, police departments, the Department of Correction or the military or naval forces of this state or of the United States in the discharge of their official duties.


This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1
October 1, 2006
New section



Statement of Purpose:

To ban the possession, manufacture or sale of handguns that are coated with various colors.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 3:34:56 AM EDT
Please note - this bans POSSESSION OF

What the hell is "military camel"??
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 4:18:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/28/2006 4:19:01 AM EDT by SP101]
Its a camel that was deployed to Iraq with insufficeint armor plating on the sides and not enough spare parts to keep it running. Must have come from the lowest bidder.



Oh and it spits too.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 5:57:26 AM EDT
Son of a bitch, what about OD Green??? Like my Kel-tec P3AT slide I just got refinished in OD Green. Bastards!
This kind of crap is exactly why I am planning on moving out of this state as soon as I graduate college; asine laws for no apparent reason except to greaten restrictions and power over citizens. In Connecticut when in doubt more laws, more restrictions, and MORE government. Nevermind that the government becomes riddled with corruption and issues, just create more government to watch and control over everything.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 6:33:12 AM EDT
Id like to know what the reasoning is for this proposed law. It seems that colors are now somehow contributing to crime? I guess it must be good to live in CT where you have no pressing issues of real importance. OTOH perhaps the people of CT are getting the legislature they deserved (voted for)....sad, very sad.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 5:15:55 PM EDT
There is no reasoning. They want to ban guns - period. And this is another underhanded way of doing
it.


Who determines/interprets what is or is not "black" vs. "blue"?

What happens to all the BLUE handguns out there, that were made decades to a century before modern
finishes?

How many unwitting felons will be in illegal possession of a handgun, like a BLUE revolver in a dresser drawer?

Who is to say whether "blue" is considered "black" for the purposes of this bill?


Link Posted: 2/28/2006 6:17:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/28/2006 6:26:54 PM EDT by BUCC_Guy]
Ohh... my... God.

I am shocked by the stupidity indicated by this proposed legislation.

Speechless... fucking speechless.


My OD green 1911 aint going anywhere.


- BG

EDIT: I believe the camel color must be desert tan... I could be mistaken.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 7:01:20 PM EDT
Absolutley friggen retarted, dam dems, WTF crimanals prefer colored weapons now?
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 7:33:54 PM EDT
It just occured to me that once upon a time not so long ago the liberals where whining about evil black guns. Now black is one of the few approved colors. Whats up w/ that?

Frankly, I think gun owners should pool their $$ and expose the bill's author(s) to public ridicule. This makes absolutely NO sense and really deserves a tar and feathering in the press. I think even the stupidest person would roll their eyes on this one. Why on earth are they wasting public/govt time, effort and money on something so trivial and mindless. I dont think it would take tremendous mental abilities to hit a homerun on this one.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 2:21:30 AM EDT
COALITION OF CONNECTICUT SPORTSMEN

P.O. Box 2506, Hartford, CT 06146, (203) 245-8076

www.ctsportsmen.com ccsct@erols.com





Testimony presented to the Public Safety and Security Committee, February 28, 2006



IN OPPOSITION to Raised Bill 304, AN ACT CONCERNING COLORED HANDGUNS



by Robert T. Crook, Director





The purpose of this bill is - To ban the possession, manufacture or sale of handguns that are coated with various colors. We have to question WHY? Is there a problem? We perceive the concern is that police may interpret a “colored “ handgun to be a toy and thus inadvertently shoot someone not presenting a danger.



When a cop has to fire his weapon, there is a life on the line. The life of either a cop or an innocent civilian – self-preservation or “Protect & Serve” - and he has to do it immediately. If he doesn’t, the great likelihood is that the criminal is going to fire and somebody may die. You don’t shoot people to catch them, you shoot people to keep them from killing someone. He who hesitates is dead.



Identification of the weapon is the optimum, but most times not possible. There are many instances of persons shot because they did not obey police orders and procedures and virtually all are justified. Police officers and members of the military are taught to aim at “center mass.” A massive survey of shooting incidents involving New York Police Department showed that in 70 percent of police shootings, officers didn’t have time to actually line up their sights and aim. The incident occurs so rapidly and at such close quarters that taking up a sight picture was not possible. This proposal asks them to identify the color?



We have searched virtually all firearm websites and can find NO handguns sold in pastel colors. Smith & Wesson had a “Ladysmith” handgun some years ago with pastel colors, but appears to have discontinued the line. Will we prosecute ex post facto? Handguns come in many other variations of colors other than those listed: STAINLESS STEEL, MATTE STAINLESS STEEL, SHADOW GRAY, MATTE SHADOW GRAY, BRIGHT BLUE, Commemorative Models, many with ornate gold inlays, and Two-Tone, BLUE (Receiver)-GOLD (Trigger/Safety)-PEARL (Grips), Ultra-lite-Alloy/Titanium (Silver Frame) Blue (Barrel/cylinder). Camouflage handguns are also a possibility in the future. Are citizen handgun owners, obeying the multitude of gun laws and considered “suitable” in order to get a pistol permit, now to be arrested (Class D Felony) for owning handguns based upon their preference in a color or potential color not listed in this bill?



In summary: We see NO documented problem, and if this bill were passed police would not react differently. Research on this bill obviously is deficient by inferring pastel guns are currently sold and not including other colors. Imposing continuing Ban proposals and restrictions, affecting the wrong segment of society and reducing rights, will clearly not affect criminal possession/use.



We urge Rejection.



Thank you.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 2:31:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/1/2006 3:23:04 AM EDT by steveinct]
CCS reports the bill was conceived by the CT Chiefs of Police association. - who are in total cahoots
with the Brady bunch.

They're a bunch of liberal, communist dweeb assholes. You should have seen the bastards like the Manchester and Hartford police chiefs in uniform at the Lyceum center in Jan. Berry from Manchester calling for ammo bans and stating he is an NRA certified instructor???

He needs to be reported to the NRA and have his instructor rating pulled.

and the SOB from Hartford? Harnett? Openly stands up in uniform telling the anti gun "sponsors"
he is a supporter of the Brady Campaign. He says that in UNIFORM in official capacity.

Now, if a pro gun chief stated he was a supporter of the NRA, he would be lynched by the press and fired the next day.

They want to create 150,000 class D felons at the stroke of a pen?
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