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    From the NRA:

    All-Out Attack Waged on Shooting Ranges in Connecticut!

    Please Stand-Up and Make Your Voices Heard!



    First-in-the-nation proposed legislation that has the potential to shut down shooting ranges in the state of Connecticut was introduced in Hartford this week.



    The proposal seeks to require registration for owner/operators with the Department of Public Safety (DPS) and would allow the Commissioner to promulgate new regulations at any time, meaning that any shooting range could be forced to close at the whim of the DPS. Regardless of any new regulations, the Commissioner can shut down a facility without cause simply by deeming it "unsafe." If the future implications of this proposal aren't bad enough, it would also put almost every range out of business immediately for non-compliance under the standards set forth by this proposal.

    Make no mistake; the intent of this proposed legislation is to force the closure of these facilities and to end the possible establishment of any new ranges. As you know, shooting ranges provide a valuable community service by allowing law-abiding citizens a place to train with firearms and a safe place to shoot recreationally. Under this proposal, ranges used exclusively by law enforcement would be exempt from the regulations. If this is truly about safety, why should the standards for law enforcement and civilians be any different?



    It is imperative that you contact your lawmakers today and respectfully tell them that you will not stand for this! As the Department of Public Safety serves at the pleasure of Governor Jodi Rell (R), it is also critical that you call her TODAY and urge her administration not to support this direct attack on law-abiding gun owners and recreational shooters.



    No bill number has been assigned yet, but we will keep you posted on any further action that is taken in the coming weeks. Please continue checking your email and www.NRAILA.org for updates.



    To contact Governor Jodi Rell call or email her at:

    Greater Hartford Area: 860-566-4840
    Toll Free: 800-406-1527

    Governor.Rell@ct.gov



    For contact information for your State Representative, please click here.



    For contact information for your State Senator, please click here.









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    JUMPMASTER wrote:
    From the NRA:

    All-Out Attack Waged on Shooting Ranges in Connecticut!

    Please Stand-Up and Make Your Voices Heard!



    First-in-the-nation proposed legislation that has the potential to shut down shooting ranges ...
    Perhaps some help may be found in South Carolina's experience passing the 'Shooting Range Protection Act' under the able leadership of GrassRoots GunRights SouthCarolina's El Presidente and its VP Director of Legislative Action.

    http://www.scstatehouse.gov/cgi-bin/...;category=Code

    SECTION 31-18-10. Chapter title. [SC ST SEC 31-18-10] This chapter may be cited as the "South Carolina Shooting Protection Protection Act of 2000".

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