The Yankee Gunner Podcast – 011

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Local News

‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Season Opener Will Mirror 12/14

Newtown unanimously adopts new firearms ordinance

Pistol permit applications temporarily accepted at facility in Tolland

Stratford man jailed for shooting himself

Gun Advocates Try To Speed Up Case Against State

CCDL on Toni Boucher

Gun owners weigh in on Boucher announcement

Dems join push to bar guns in Starbucks

Sneeze and Shin Shoot in New Haven

 

National News

Colorado Senate President John Morse, state Sen. Angela Giron ousted

Iowa grants gun permits to the blind

Man with rifle wounded in faceoff with Edmonds police

Warning: D.C. cops under orders to arrest tourists with empty bullet casings

Exploding targets: shooting aid or a ‘bomb kit for dummies?’

Harvard study reveals gun control counterproductive

If you’re gonna be dumb, you gotta be tough: Seattle stores feel backlash over anti-gun campaign

New Gun Friendly Credit Card Processing

ATF To Extend CLEO Sign-Off To EVERY Person Listed on Gun Trusts

Rally For Gun Background Checks Quickly Becomes Pro-Gun Event

The Hiring Follies of Troy Industries

Obama’s new executive order will kill the 110-year-old Civilian Marksmanship Program

Guns don’t offer protection – whatever the National Rifle Association says

North Carolina law prohibits police from destroying guns

‘Moms Demand Action’ Threaten False Police Reports

“You Don’t Need Guns You Need Laws to Keep You Safe” Says Colorado Democrat

Woman Fends Off Carjackers

Maryland Gun Applications Soar

 

 

Discussion

Sampson & Markley Pledge to Protect Gun Owners Rights DESPP Clarifies New Law

Hartford Police: Felon Caught With Handgun

Liberal’s letter to the editor goes viral for stupidity

Liberal media distort the gun debate; loaded language misleads the public

LA Times Claims ‘Democrats Led Passage’ of 1964 Civil Rights Act 

18 Little Known Gun Facts

SB 1160, the complete tally

OK, so many are still engaged in the fight and want more research.  Below is a complete list of traitors that voted away firearms rights of the citizens of the great state of Connecticut.

For more information on SB 1160, and the amendments, check out my post with that information below:

Resources for understanding the new CT gun laws

Now, for the tally:

CT House:

District Name Party Vote
1 Rep.  Matthew  D.  ‘Matt’  Ritter   Democratic Yea
2 Rep.  Dan  Carter   Republican Nay
3 Rep.  Minnie  Gonzalez   Democratic Yea
4 Rep.  Angel  Arce   Democratic Yea
5 Rep.  Brandon  McGee   Democratic Yea
6 Rep.  Edwin  ‘Ed’  Vargas   Democratic Yea
7 Rep.  Douglas  McCrory   Democratic Nay
8 Rep.  Timothy  J.  ‘Tim’  Ackert   Republican Nay
9 Rep.  Jason  Rojas   Democratic Yea
10 Rep.  Henry  J.  Genga   Democratic Yea
11 Rep.  Timothy  D.  Larson   Democratic Yea
12 Rep.  Geoff  Luxenberg   Democratic Yea
13 Rep.  Joe  Diminico   Democratic Yea
14 Rep.  Bill  Aman   Republican Yea
15 Rep.  David  Baram   Democratic Yea
16 Rep.  John  Kennedy  Hampton   Democratic Yea
17 Rep.  Timothy  B.  LeGeyt   Republican Nay
18 Rep.  Andrew  M.  ‘Andy’  Fleischmann   Democratic Yea
19 Rep.  Brian  Becker   Democratic Yea
20 Rep.  Joe  Verrengia   Democratic Yea
21 Rep.  Mike  Demicco   Democratic Yea
22 Rep.  Elizabeth  A.  ‘Betty’  Boukus   Democratic Yea
23 Rep.  Marilyn  Giuliano   Republican Nay
24 Rep.  Rick  Lopes   Democratic Yea
25 Rep.  Robert  Sanchez   Democratic Yea
26 Rep.  Peter  A.  Tercyak   Democratic Yea
27 Rep.  Sandra  Helen  ‘Sandy’  Nafis   Democratic Yea
28 Rep.  Russell  A.  Morin   Democratic Yea
29 Rep.  Antonio  ‘Tony’  Guerrera   Democratic Yea
30 Rep.  Joe  Aresimowicz   Democratic Yea
31 Rep.  Prasad  Srinivasan   Republican Yea
32 Rep.  Christie  Carpino   Republican Yea
33 Rep.  Joseph  C.  Serra   Democratic Yea
34 Rep.  Melissa  H.  Ziobron   Republican Nay
35 Rep.  Tom  Vicino   Democratic Yea
36 Rep.  Philip  J.  ‘Phil’  Miller   Democratic Yea
37 Rep.  Ed  Jutila   Democratic Nay
38 Rep.  Elizabeth  Betsy  Ritter   Democratic Yea
39 Rep.  Ernest  Hewett   Democratic Yea
40 Rep.  Edward  E.  ‘Ted’  Moukawsher   Democratic Yea
41 Rep.  Elissa  T.  Wright   Democratic Yea
42 Rep.  Timothy  R.  Bowles   Democratic Nay
43 Rep.  Diana  S.  Urban   Democratic Yea
44 Rep.  Mae  Flexer   Democratic Yea
45 Rep.  Steven  T.  ‘Steve’  Mikutel   Democratic Nay
46 Rep.  Emmett  D.  Riley   Democratic Yea
47 Rep.  Brian  H.  Sear   Democratic Yea
48 Rep.  Linda  A.  Orange   Democratic Nay
49 Rep.  Susan  Johnson   Democratic Yea
50 Rep.  Mike  Alberts   Republican Nay
51 Rep.  Daniel  S.  Rovero   Democratic Nay
52 Rep.  Penny  Bacchiochi   Republican Nay
53 Rep.  Bryan  Hurlburt   Democratic Yea
54 Rep.  Gregory  ‘Gregg’  Haddad   Democratic Yea
55 Rep.  Pamela  Z.  Sawyer   Republican Nay
56 Rep.  Claire  L.  Janowski   Democratic Yea
57 Rep.  Christopher  Davis   Republican Nay
58 Rep.  David  Alexander   Democratic Yea
59 Rep.  David  Kiner   Democratic Yea
60 Rep.  Peggy  Sayers   Democratic Nay
61 Rep.  Elaine  C.  ‘Elaine’  O’Brien   Democratic Yea
62 Rep.  Bill  Simanski   Republican Nay
63 Rep.  Jay  M.  Case   Republican Nay
64 Rep.  Roberta  B.  Willis   Democratic Yea
65 Rep.  Michelle  L.  Cook   Democratic Yea
66 Rep.  Craig  A.  Miner   Republican Nay
67 Rep.  Ceciia  Buck-Taylor   Republican Nay
68 Rep.  Sean  Williams   Republican Nay
69 Rep.  Arthur  J.  O’Neill   Republican Yea
70 Rep.  Rosa  C.  Rebimbas   Republican Nay
71 Rep.  Anthony  J.  D’Amelio   Republican Nay
72 Rep.  Larry  B.  Butler   Democratic Yea
73 Rep.  Jeffrey  J.  Berger   Democratic Yea
74 Rep.  Selim  G.  Noujaim   Republican Nay
75 Rep.  Victor  Cuevas   Democratic Yea
76 Rep.  John  E.  Piscopo   Republican Nay
77 Rep.  Christopher  A.  Wright   Democratic Yea
78 Rep.  Whit  Betts   Republican Nay
79 Rep.  Frank  N.  Nicastro  Sr. Democratic Nay
80 Rep.  Robert  C.  ‘Rob’  Sampson   Republican Nay
81 Rep.  David  Zoni   Democratic Nay
82 Rep.  Emil  ‘Buddy’  Altobello  Jr. Democratic Nay
83 Rep.  Catherine  F.  Abercrombie   Democratic Yea
84 Rep.  Hilda  E.  Santiago   Democratic Yea
85 Rep.  Mary  M.  Mushinsky   Democratic Yea
86 Rep.  Vincent  J.  ‘Vin’  Candelora   Republican Nay
87 Rep.  Dave  Yaccarino   Republican Yea
88 Rep.  Brendan  Sharkey   Democratic Yea
89 Rep.  Lezlye  Zupkus   Republican Nay
90 Rep.  Mary  G.  Fritz   Democratic Yea
91 Rep.  Michael  C.  D’Agostino   Democratic Yea
92 Rep.  Patricia  A.  Dillon   Democratic Yea
93 Rep.  Toni  Edmonds  Walker   Democratic-NPL Yea
94 Rep.  Gary  A.  Holder-Winfield   Democratic Yea
95 Rep.  Juan  R.  Candelaria   Democratic Yea
96 Rep.  Roland  J.  Lemar   Democratic Yea
97 Rep.  Robert  W.  Megna   Democratic Yea
98 Rep.  Patricia  M.  Widlitz   Democratic Yea
99 Rep.  James  M.  Albis   Democratic Yea
100 Rep.  Matthew  L.  ‘Matt’  Lesser   Democratic Yea
101 Rep.  Noreen  S.  Kokoruda   Republican Yea
102 Rep.  Lonnie  Reed   Democratic Yea
103 Rep.  Alfred  C.  ‘Al’  Adinolfi   Republican Nay
104 Rep.  Linda  Menna  Gentile   Democratic Yea
105 Rep.  Theresa  W.  Conroy   Democratic Nay
106 Rep.  Mitch  Bolinsky   Republican Yea
107 Rep.  David  A.  Scribner   Republican Nay
108 Rep.  Richard  A.  Smith   Republican Yea
109 Rep.  David  Arconti  Jr. Democratic Yea
110 Rep.  Robert  ‘Bob’  Godfrey   Democratic Yea
111 Rep.  John  H.  Frey   Republican Yea
112 Rep.  Debra Lee  Hovey   Republican Yea
113 Rep.  Jason  Perillo   Republican Nay
114 Rep.  Themis  Klarides   Republican Yea
115 Rep.  Stephen  D.  Dargan   Democratic Yea
116 Rep.  Louis  P.  ‘Lou’  Esposito  Jr. Democratic Nay
117 Rep.  Paul  Davis   Democratic Yea
118 Rep.  Kim  Rose   Democratic Did Not Vote
119 Rep.  James  Maroney   Democratic Yea
120 Rep.  Laura  R.  Hoydick   Republican Nay
121 Rep.  Terrance  E.  ‘Terry’  Backer   Democratic Yea
122 Rep.  Lawrence  G.  Miller   Republican Nay
123 Rep.  David  ‘Dave’  Rutigliano   Republican Nay
124 Rep.  Charles  ‘Don’  Clemons  Jr. Democratic Yea
125 Rep.  Tom  O’Dea   Republican Yea
126 Rep.  Charlie  L.  Stallworth   Democratic Yea
127 Rep.  John  F.  ‘Jack’  Hennessy   Democratic Yea
128 Rep.  Christina  M.  Ayala   Democratic Yea
129 Rep.  Auden  Grogins   Democratic Yea
130 Rep.  Ezequiel  Santiago   Democratic Yea
131 Rep.  David  K.  Labriola   Republican Nay
132 Rep.  Brenda  L.  Kupchick   Republican Yea
133 Rep.  Kim  Fawcett   Democratic Yea
134 Rep.  Tony  Hwang   Republican Yea
135 Rep.  John  T.  Shaban   Republican Yea
136 Rep.  Jonathan  Steinberg   Democratic Yea
137 Rep.  Chris  Perone   Democratic Yea
138 Rep.  Janice  R.  ‘Jan’  Giegler   Republican Nay
139 Rep.  Kevin  Ryan   Democratic Nay
140 Rep.  Bruce  V.  Morris   Democratic Yea
141 Rep.  Terrie  E.  Wood   Republican Yea
142 Rep.  Lawrence  F.  Cafero  Jr. Republican Yea
143 Rep.  Gail  Lavielle   Republican Yea
144 Rep.  Michael  L.  ‘Mike’  Molgano   Republican Nay
145 Rep.  Patricia  Billie  Miller   Democratic Yea
146 Rep.  Gerald  M.  Fox  III Democratic Yea
147 Rep.  William  Tong   Democratic Yea
148 Rep.  Daniel  J.  Fox   Democratic Yea
149 Rep.  Livvy  R.  Floren   Republican Yea
150 Rep.  Stephen  G.  Walko   Republican Yea
151 Rep.  Alfred  F.  ‘Fred’  Camillo  Jr. Republican Did Not Vote

 CT Senate:

District Name Party Vote
1 Sen.  John  W.  Fonfara   Democratic Yea
2 Sen.  Eric  D.  Coleman   Democratic Yea
3 Sen.  Gary  Daniel  LeBeau   Democratic Yea
4 Sen.  Steve  Cassano   Democratic Yea
5 Sen.  Beth  Bye   Democratic Yea
6 Sen.  Theresa Bielinski  ‘Terry’  Gerratana   Democratic Yea
7 Sen.  John  A.  Kissel   Republican Nay
8 Sen.  Kevin  D.  Witkos   Republican Nay
9 Sen.  Paul  R.  Doyle   Democratic Yea
10 Sen.  Toni  N.  Harp   Democratic Yea
11 Sen.  Martin  M.  Looney   Democratic Yea
12 Sen.  Edward  Meyer   Democratic Yea
13 Sen.  Danté  Bartolomeo   Democratic Yea
14 Sen.  Gayle  Slossburg   Democratic Yea
15 Sen.  Joan  V.  Hartley   Democratic Yea
16 Sen.  Joe  Markley   Republican Nay
17 Sen.  Joseph  J.  ‘Joe’  Crisco  Jr. Democratic Yea
18 Sen.  Andrew  M.  Maynard   Democratic Nay
19 Sen.  Catherine  A.  ‘Cathy’  Osten   Democratic Nay
20 Sen.  Andrea  L.  Stillman   Democratic Yea
21 Sen.  Kevin  C.  Kelly   Republican Yea
22 Sen.  Anthony  J.  Musto   Democratic Yea
23 Sen.  Andres  Ayala  Jr. Democratic Yea
24 Sen.  Michael  A.  McLachlan   Republican Yea
25 Sen.  Bob  Duff   Democratic Yea
26 Sen.  Antonietta  ‘Toni’  Boucher   Republican Yea
27 Sen.  Carlo  Leone   Democratic Yea
28 Sen.  John  P.  McKinney   Republican Yea
29 Sen.  Donald  E.  Williams  Jr. Democratic Yea
30 Sen.  Clark  J.  Chapin   Republican Nay
31 Sen.  Jason  C.  Welch   Republican Nay
32 Sen.  Robert  J.  ‘Rob’  Kane   Republican Nay
33 Sen.  Art  Linares   Republican Nay
34 Sen.  Leonard  A.  ‘Len’  Fasano   Republican Yea
35 Sen.  Anthony  ‘Tony’  Guglielmo   Republican Nay
36 Sen.  L. Scott  Frantz   Republican Yea

The Yankee Gunner Podcast – Episode 008

Patriot-gun

Episode 8:  Download here.

We’re experimenting with audio to make good quality recording, but lower the bit rate.  This episode is 1/3 the last episodes file size for a similar amount of time.  Comment below and let us know how it works out for you.

Our leading story:

Connecticut gun group opposes anti-gun GOP candidate for governor

Gun lobby opposes McKinney’s candidacy

Not like father, not like son: McKinney charts path for governor

Local News:

CCDL announces Legislator of the Year

Amicus Briefs Filed in Support of Litigation

Torrington attorney asks Rockville judge to recuse himself after comment about Second Amendment supporters

Gun control advocates disappointed high-profile proposals did not clear General Assembly - Go Rhode Island!!

Rally eyed for New Haven Ted Nugent show over Trayvon Martin case remarks

Priest Arrested on Firearms Charges Days After Suspension on Sexual Assault Allegations

Speaker wants to review Conn. self-defense laws – We must be diligent and follow this story.

Veteran, paraplegic shooters join gun control lawsuit

Durham Teen Invited to ‘World Series’ of Shooting Competitions

Stratford man arrested in connection with weapons found in duffel bag – A good case to watch.

 

National News:

Rep. Waxman hopes to ban 80% complete receivers: What about 79% complete?

Is the joke on us? App targeting “dangerous gun owners” is social experiment, creator admits

Florida shop offers free gun to George Zimmerman

—–So does Brad Thor!

Gun rights advocates crash Bloomberg-backed gun control demonstration in Montana (VIDEO)

A Few Questions for Those Upset by the Zimmerman Verdict

ATF’s latest confiscation program

Mark Kessler, Pennsylvania Police Chief, Says ‘F*** All You Libtards,’ Apologizes With Assault Rifle

Bad News: CNN Host Reports Humans Have ‘Hunted The Dildo Into Extinction’ – funny.  This really happened on CNN!

Rep. Jackson Lee introduces bill to cut funds to stand-your-ground states

CO Anti-Gun Group Cancels Gun Buyback Due to Background Checks

Standing Their Ground in Texas

Pelosi Urges Congress to Uphold Constitution by Passing Gun Control

Discussion:

Why Gun Owners Are Right to Fight Against Gun Control – The anti-gun crowd doesn’t want “compromise.” They want confiscation and control.

If Cars Were Regulated Like Guns

Man shot in both arms at shooting range files lawsuit

Proper Range Etiquette

 

Firearms inventory requests from the state, why would you want to do this?

So, I sat at the legislature as our fate and rights were being whittled away in Hartford.  I was actually reading the new bill and saw all the “new” items that will end up being called “assault weapons”.  I got to thinking, I haven’t requested my inventory/registry record in some time, I should check.  Sure enough, there are discrepancies.  Then, I talk to a few others who decided to do the same and yep, even more errors.

My argument for getting your records checked is based on media reports over the last few weeks.  A few times, people have had firearms temporarily confiscated by the state only to have some end up “missing” upon return.  Come to find out, they are told they are “assault weapons” and can’t be returned.  That, is a whole ‘nother discussion.  That being said, I want to make sure my neck isn’t “in the noose” for something someone else does with a firearm I used to own.  The chances of that are VERY rare.  However, if I sold a firearm, I don’t want my doors getting kicked in after something else happens “down the road”.

I had called the state in the past for a copy of my inventory.  They used to mail it to the address on record.  They will not do this any longer.  The “Special Licensing Firearms Unit” require a notarized request.  I developed a letter to help everyone get copies of their inventory/registry.  I’m more concerned with what I no longer have, than what I do have.

I hope this helps. PDF link below:

firearms_record_request

NSSF Files Suit Alleging Process Used to Pass Gun Regulations Violated Connecticut Statutes and Constitution

July 8, 2013 By NSSF News

The National Shooting Sports Foundation today filed suit in federal court for the District of Connecticut alleging that Gov. Dannel Malloy and the leadership of the Connecticut General Assembly misused the so-called “emergency certification” exception to circumvent the safeguards of the normal legislative process and in violation of Connecticut statutory law in order to pass Senate Bill 1160, a package of strict gun-control regulations.

The suit further alleges that enactment of the new law violates fundamental due process rights guaranteed by both the Connecticut and United States Constitutions. NSSF is asking the court to declare the law invalid and issue an injunction prohibiting its enforcement.

“A 139-page bill was assembled behind closed doors, bypassing both the public hearing and committee processes, and quickly sent to floor votes on the same day in both the House and Senate where legislators did not have adequate time to even read the bill. The governor then signed the package into law the next day. All of this is in violation of guarantees citizens are supposed to have under Connecticut State Statutes and protections in our State and U.S. Constitutions for which our forefathers fought,” said Lawrence G. Keane, senior vice president and general counsel, NSSF. “Our suit focuses on this abuse of process that has resulted in enacted law that does nothing to improve public safety, while resulting in adverse effects on law-abiding citizens, manufacturers, retailers and sportsmen’s organizations.”

The filing can be accessed here.

The Connecticut Law Tribune recently editorialized on this topic.

New forms have been released (needed to comply with the new legislation).

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The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) have released the new forms needed to comply with this legislative sessions massive anti-gun legislation.

On this page, the big thing to note here are the two new forms:

DPS 414-C – this is the dreaded “assault weapon” form. From the DPS website:

Please submit proof that you purchased the weapon on or prior to April 4, 2013. A valid sale receipt and or a DPS-3 form or sworn affidavit are acceptable forms of proof.

Magazine Declaration Form – DESPP-788-C – Is the form needed to declare your magazines.

Remember, January 1st is a holiday and the two weeks before that are absolute madness to make the deadline.  If you plan on sending the paperwork in, make sure you plan ahead enough (two weeks or so) and send it certified return receipt requested and follow up to make sure.

The Yankee Gunner Podcast – Episode 006

Patriot-gun

Here it is: The Yankee Gunner Podcast – 006

Sorry for the delay… dug up some of my old gear to make recording easier, and well….. the software didn’t want to cooperate.  Heck, I even had this done a few days ago.  Suffice it to say, it is here, but the audio conversion is a bit “funky” to say the least.  I had to change the audio to a variable bit rate in order for the MP3 to record.  Otherwise, the normal format sounded like I was talking under water!  I’ll have this fixed soon.

Because of all the news, changes, laws and new forms, I’ll add another podcast later this week.  It’s been busy and I have a lot to report.

CT Gun Laws – Updated

The legislative session is over, but not before a little more damage……. and some minor correction.  Regarding the new laws, here is what you need to read:

Senate Bill 1160 – PA 13-3 - This is the main bill as passed in April.

Senate Bill 1094 - the first amendment to the bill.

Amendment to SB 1094

PA13-3_FAQ - DESPP memo, makes above easier to understand.  Not to be construed as legal advice.  As always, get yourself an attorney!!!

CT News

Legislature closes gun-law loophole

PD: man with gun refused to show permit

Open carry arrest in Ohio nets $3.6M lawsuit - not CT, but related to above.

Fourth Circuit Finds That Carrying a Firearm in an Open-Carry State Does Not Create Reasonable Suspicion and Provides Thorough Analysis of the “Free to Leave” Standard of Seizure – also related to above.

Cops: Man pulled gun on veterinarian

OP-ED | New Gun Law: Good Intentions Meet With Reality

State took guns of man for mischief night egg fight – ALMOST 4 DECADES AGO!!!

Judge Orders Guns Returned To Farmington Man Accused Of Threatening

If You Won’t Pass Laws We Like, You Owe Us Money, Say Connecticut Politicians

Pistol permit applications in New Britain up sharply since Newtown

New Britain man arrested after posting pics of illegal guns on Facebook

 

National/International News

Reuters – Gun crime plunges, though most Americans think it has risen.

Empire State DA: I won’t prosecute Cuomo’s new gun law

Justice Dept Admits Gun Buybacks, Bans, & Large Capacity Magazine Restrictions Don’t Work!

Life-Size ‘Call Of Duty’ Statue Perplexes LAPD In Game Studio Raid

New Poll Shows England Wants Its Guns Back

Staples Says Gun Store Can’t Enter Contest

Square Payment Processing Now Does Not Allow Any Guns, Weapons, or Ammo Transactions

Joe Scarborough, Piers Morgan: Obama Scandals Prove Gun Advocates Aren’t Crazy

 

This is exactly why “Universal Background Checks” is a bad idea for CT and the US.

I keep getting this all the time from my non-shooting friends “why are you against a universal background check”….. right next to the idiotic “if it saves just one life”, but I digress….

California already has a similar system that the anti-gun community want to use as a national model called “APPS”, Armed and Prohibited Person System”.  A system designed to cross reference gun owners and those prohibited persons.  Sounds like a grand idea, right?

Umm…. no.  It is based on the premise that a prohibited person, usually a criminal, will buy a legal gun.  Common sense dictates the flaw in that logic.  Many people (I’d go so far as to say the majority based on my research) would be on that list for reasons that have nothing to do with mental health or criminality.  I can see several categories of people ending up on this list, including:

  • Those that take sleep medication (already in issue in New York and permit revocations in CT).
  • Voluntary check-ins at hospitals for various conditions like anxiety (like in this video below).
  • Sharing an address with someone who is deemed a “prohibited person”.
  • Flawed information in either of the two lists.
  • Military personnel “decompressing” when they return home, PTSD (which ironically, doesn’t prevent you from serving in another active duty tour in a combat role).
  • Data gathering by physicians with an anti-firearms bias (intake forms).
  • and much more

I’ve seen and researched far too much to see the issues with this type of program..  The problem with the “if it saves one life” argument, it often costs a life as well when a firearm is taken away from someone who needs it, and now doesn’t have it.

CT’s new legislation, SB 1160 has a lot of new reporting criteria which is the first (and HUGE) step towards this system.  I expect to see more expansion on this in future legislation.  This is why litigation, such as the lawsuit being headed by the Connecticut Citizens Defense League (CCDL), is so important.

Below is a video put out by the NRA.  Notice the former DOJ agent’s comments about the prosecutions from this program (let alone the cost – TO JUST CALIFORNIA!).

Resources for understanding the new CT gun laws

We have had A LOT of changes this session.  Below is a bunch of information to get you started.  Keep in mind, I believe if you own a gun, you should also have an attorney.  The couple hundred bucks you pay up front can save you tens of thousands down the road.

The big bill that passed is S.B. 1160 now Public Act 13-3.

Our state legislature has an “Office of Legislative Research” (OLR) which breaks the law down here.  Mind you, this is a rough idea and you should still discuss with your attorney.

Because it was loaded with mistakes, they decided to fix it with more mistakes.  This is the amendment that was passed to fix some portions of the new law.  Many provisions of the new law took effect upon signage, others take effect at various months up to January 1st, 2014.

There is an OLR report that breaks this amendment down here as well.

My suggestion would be to read the OLR summaries first.  They will give you a general idea of what was in the actual bill and the amendments that passed.  Then, look up what applies to you (though I suggest giving it a full reading at least once).  I may suggest, one sitting for this is a bit much.  Pace yourself.  Make a list of all the questions you may have, then find yourself an attorney who can answer these questions for you.

As a bonus, since this is one of the biggest topics since passage.  Assault weapons ban (AWB) does exist and was added to here in CT.  In fact, the term “assault weapon” is a misnomer.  The majority of these firearms are semi-automatic rifles.  Technology that is over 100 years old.  The legislature, essentially, banned many firearms simply because they were black and look scary (to them).  They also made it much more difficult for people with disabilities to shoot various rifles as many of these had adjustable features.  Here is a link to a summary of the AWB portion of the law.