SUBJ: Please oppose this frivolous attack on our Second Ammendment Rights
H.B. No. 6457 (RAISED) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY. 'AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF FIREARMS AND THE LICENSING OF BAIL ENFORCEMENT AGENTS, PROFESSIONAL BONDSMEN AND SURETY BAIL BOND AGENTS'AGENTS', to require gun show promoters to notify the Commissioner of Public Safety of any planned gun show; to mandate annual firearms safety refresher courses for bail enforcement agents, professional bondsmen and surety bail bond agents; to require that certain firearms and criminal justice course instructors be approved by the Commissioner of Public Safety; to provide an exemption to the offenses of selling, carrying or brandishing a facsimile firearm for a participant in a state-certified qualified production; to change the blood alcohol limit for the offense of carrying a firearm while intoxicated to achieve parity with the level for the offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated; ...
...and to require the concealment of a pistol or revolver when carried upon the person, with certain exemptions.
Please OPPOSE the provision on Concealed Carry. It is legistlation to correct a problem that does not exist.
The system we currently have works when law-enforcement personnel exercise good judgment. Currently, if someone feels "threatened" and reports the appearance of a concealed firearm or if the legal carrier inadvertently shows the firearm due to shifts in clothing, (answering a cell phone or whatever) the carrier could be charged, facing revocation of pistol permit, court costs, and etc. for "breach of peace." Although this should not happen to permit holders as they typically DO NOT threaten public safety, it is better than making it law to conceal! A properly holstered pistol carried by a responsible permit carrying, law-abiding citizen is all the law should require.
Why is this legistlation being pursued when law enforcement have already arrested people for not concealing without the law?
And the proposed penalty for legal carriers who inadvertently reveal their pistol or revolver?
Any person violating any provision of subsection (c) [Concealed Carry] of section 29-35, as amended by this act, shall be guilty of a class C misdemeanor.
Why are our God-given and Constitutional rights treated like dirty little secrets that must be concealed?
See and follow the national movement to preserve our rights at http://www.opencarry.org
"A right unexercised is a right lost"
Thank you for your representation,