Posted on March 12, 2022
I wanted to let you know about a few bills being heard at the Judiciary Committee’s March 14, 2022 public hearing. I encourage you to have your voices heard and help put a stop to this massive government overreach designed to destroy your right to keep and bear arms.
First, and foremost, is the governor’s new and onerous gun control bill, S.B. 16. Disguised as a crime reform measure, this bill is simply another blatant attack on the constitutional rights of the law-abiding people of Connecticut.
Bans Even More Guns!! Not satisfied banning virtually all modern sporting arms in past years, this bill would redefine firearms made before 1993, and guns which are neither rifles, pistols, or shotguns, i.e. “other guns” (currently exempt from prior bans) as “assault weapons” and ban the purchase and sale of this new category of guns by the law-abiding people of Connecticut.
Bans lawfully carrying of firearms – This bill would unconstitutionally allow law enforcement to demand to see a person’s permit to carry a firearm even without any suspicion the person committed a crime. It would also ban carrying a firearm on any public transit, in all public buildings and polling places, and at any type of gathering the government deems to be a “demonstration” (such as marches, rallies, vigils, sit-ins, protests, etc.). One can only imagine how that would be abused, and against whom.
Imposes new license requirement for gun dealers. Although gun dealers are already licensed and heavily regulated by the federal government, this bill would create an entirely new level of unnecessary bureaucracy and regulation for every legitimate firearms business in Connecticut.
My Bill Allowing the Transfer of Grandfathered Firearms and Magazines. Currently, the people of Connecticut are prohibited from acquiring any firearm the state deems an “assault weapon” or a magazine capable of holding more than ten rounds of ammunition. Those legally owned and properly declared cannot be bought or sold. My bill H.B. 5415, would allow a person who legally owns such grandfathered firearms and/or magazines to transfer them to another person who also already legally owns such firearms and/or magazines.
Monday’s PUBLIC HEARING is your chance to tell the legislature your story and let them know what you want to see changed!
Registration will close on Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 3:00 P.M.
JUDICIARY COMMITTEE MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2022
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 YouTubeLive.
In addition, the public hearing may be recorded and broadcast live on CT-N.com. Individuals who wish to testify via Zoom must register using the On-line Testimony Registration Form.
Registration will close on Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 3:00 P.M. Speaker order of approved registrants will be posted on the Judiciary Committee website on Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 6:00 P.M. under Public Hearing Testimony.
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 in Word or PDF format to JUDtestimony@cga.ct.gov.
Testimony should clearly state testifier name and related Bills. The Committee requests that testimony be limited to matters related to the items on the Agenda. Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony. The Committee encourages witnesses to submit a written statement and to condense oral testimony to a summary of that statement. All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information. As such, it may be made available on the Judiciary Committee’s website and indexed by internet search engines.