I agree with you completely.
It certainly does seem that the new state agenda is to penalize open carriers (without making the act of open carry illegal). If the police don't see a pistol being carried (as in CC), they won't stop you to ask for your papers. If they do see one, well, they wish to make life difficult for the open carriers. Papers please.
"It's time to clear out the anti gun legislators in Hartford and repeal a lot of our erroneous laws, especially ones that violate Constitutional Rights."
It's been time for almost forty years now, if not longer. Unfortunately, the people voting the enemies of liberty into office vastly outnumber the liberty-loving folk in the state. The large cities in particular contribute to this problem.
This was one of the many reasons why I left that state. In my opinion it couldn't be fixed from the inside, and I wrote it off as a lost cause that was heading for NY & NJ emulation. Choosing to move on to a liberty-minded state where I could try to make sure what happened there didn't happen here.