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    Connecticut's Push for Gun Control


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    so my first question I guess is... What are we going to do about this? Obviously these bills will meet significant resistance but what are we personally to do?

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    Write to your State Representatives. I wrote to Rep. Rob Sampson and he gave me a great response along with his mobile number. We'll be speaking tomorrow!

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    I'm not always the best at putting my thoughts to paper. I'd be interested to hear what you said in your letter.

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    I will do the same. Would like to see actual proposed legislation and bill numbers and such.

    You gotta love it..... our "Looney" pal wants to say this isn't in reaction to what happened in AZ, but........ you can't beat timing and let a good tragedy to to waste, right?

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    Rich B: My favorite argument against OC being legal in CT is "I have never seen someone OC in CT".
    I have never seen a person drink tea from a coke bottle while standing on their head, that doesn't mean it is illegal.

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    How are you going to restrict Magazine Capacity? Magazine's have no serial numbers or markings..how can they tell if they have been made after a certain date (Lets say this Oct 1st if a bill passed)? Are they going to ban them all? Are they prepared to put 300k plus CT Residents who have pistols/rifles with magazines over 10 Rounds in jail???

    I have sent an email to my State Rep...
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    i would love for someone with a better grasp of grammar to put up a form letter for all of us to send to our Senators.

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    Probably have to wait on that until we see the bill and see what exact language he uses..He said over a week ago he would be filing a bill..nothing as of today....in fact..no real anti-gun legislation has been introduced yet..I am not sure when the deadline is...there is some range bill..but I have not read it yet..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn Mitola View Post
    I'm not always the best at putting my thoughts to paper. I'd be interested to hear what you said in your letter.
    My e-mail was fairly simple and to the point. I told him that I supported his bill for reciprocity. However, I pointed out the issue that I had with mandating concealment.

    I also brought up the possibility of streamlining the pistol permit process as from scheduling an interview until I received my permit it took 6 months in Hartford.

    BTW. I spoke with him today via phone for about 10 mins. Really cool guy, seems like he's on our side and knows that open carry is legal.

    Shawn just write to him or any state representative it doesn't hurt, and express your views/concerns, it's the only way that we can get what we want in Hartford.

    Also, I think its time for more of us on this forum and with the CCDL to get more involved. I usually see the names of Ed Peruta, Rich B. and Lenny. Its time for more of us to step up.
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    I agree about knowing what is in the proposed legislation. Allows us to make a more informed letter to our "elected representative".

    I'm surprised at the amount of "gun" pieces in the New Haven Advocate.

    Probably more surprised that after I made the first comment, every other one was against the proposals discussed in the piece. No responses supporting it. I mean.... this is THE ADVOCATE!!!!

    Jonathan
    www.ctpistolpermitissues.com - tracking all the local issuing authority, DPS and other insanity with permit issues
    www.ctgunsafety.com - my blog and growing list of links useful to gun owners (especially in Connecticut).

    Rich B: My favorite argument against OC being legal in CT is "I have never seen someone OC in CT".
    I have never seen a person drink tea from a coke bottle while standing on their head, that doesn't mean it is illegal.

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