Connecticut: Governor Lamont chooses to defy gun safety logic

Thoughts and Prayers

Democratic Governor Ned Lamont designated gun stores as essential during this time of emergency. It is unusual for a Democratic Governor to allow the potential panic of gun fanatics to further build their arsenal allowing them to better shoot their neighbors if necessary.

NRA strategy

The pro-gun group is using the power of their members making them aware of politicians who protect the proliferation of guns during a state of emergency. So, they are thanking the Governor:

Your NRA would like to thank Gov. Lamont for upholding the right of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves and their loved ones


March 9, 2020

Connecticut: Public hearing on Friday, March 13th on ERPO bill

This Friday, March 13, the Joint Committee on Judiciary is holding a hearing on the Extreme Risk Protection Orders bill. The hearing will begin at 10:00 AM in Room 2D.

NRA strategy

The NRA asked their members to: “please attend CCDL’s Lobby Day and urge members of the Joint Committee on Judiciary to oppose House Bill 5448.” The NRA also asked members to contact the committee members to oppose this bill.

The bill

  • House Bill 5448 creates Extreme Risk Protection Orders. These laws allow family and friends to request that the court temporarily remove guns from a dangerous person. 👍 Like

Action

Please email the Joint Committee on Judiciary office. You can contact the members through judtestimony@cga.ct.gov. Urge them to support House Bill 5448.


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February 25, 2020

Connecticut: Public hearing Feb 27 on increasing ammunition taxes

On Thursday, Feb 27th, the Connecticut Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee is holding a hearing on a bill to increase the tax on ammunition. An increase would no doubt, deter gun violence in Connecticut, a large expense to citizens who do not choose to shot guns.

The Pro-gun Response

The NRA is planning a rally before the hearing from 10 am to 12 pm. They will hand out tee shirts to the first 50 NRA members to sign up to testify.

The Bill

  • House Bill 5040 adds a 35% percent excise tax to ammunition purchases in Connecticut. 👍

Action

Please email the office The Connecticut Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee, (860) 240‑0460. Ask the committee to resist NRA pressure and support HB 5040 to increase the tax on ammunition. By some estimates, the cost of gun violence is $229 billion a year. More of this burden needs to be shouldered by pro-gun fanatics. If possible, please attend the meeting as well.

Hearing Details

1:00 PM
Room 2E
Legislative Office Building

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