Scheduled for tomorrow September 29th
TUESDAY: The Gun Fight
One of the most contentious political issues that never seems to go away is the battle over the 2nd Amendment. A new book chronicles the long story of gun rights and gun control in America. As author Adam Winkler said, the two sides are not “mutually exclusive.” Winkler joins us to discuss Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America.
I have accepted an invitation to be on the program to offer information regarding issues here in Connecticut.
WNPR - Connecticut Public Radio
WNPR Coverage Map
Hartford/New Haven: 90.5 FM
Norwich/New London: 89.1 FM
Stamford/Greenwich: 88.5 FM
Southampton, NY: 91.3 FM
Storrs: 99.5 FM (translator)
Firearm Topics I AM PREPARED TO DISCUSS WHILE ON THE NPR broadcast on September 20th 9-10am
Our Federal Constitutional right
Second Amendment Right (Keep and Bear)
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
The Heller decision acknowledged and finally gave us as individuals or Second Amendment Right keep/possess firearms in the home
The McDonald decision acknowledged and applied our Second Amendment Rights to every state through the 14th Amendment
Our Connecticut Constitutional Right
Connecticut Constitution Article I, Section 15. (Bear)
Every citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the state.
Connecticut issues I am prepared to discuss:
Connecticut groups, organizations and websites involved in protecting the rights of firearm owners
The National Rifle Association (currently providing financial support to several Connecticut cases)
Connecticut Coalition of Sportsmen (currently has a fund to support firearm issues)
Connecticut Citizens Defense League (a new organization that is attempting to make a difference)
Google is a great tool
www.opencarry.org in the Connecticut Section of their discussion forum
www.cagluns.net in their discussion forum
Connecticut Attorneys involved in protecting the rights of firearm owners (Attorney Rachel Baird, Attorney Douglas Hall and Attorney Ralph Sherman)
The unwillingness or inability of the legislature to review and amend Connecticut State Statues following Heller and McDonald
Purchasing and/or Obtaining firearms
The issue of those who are 18,19 and 20 years old
Eligibility Certificates to purchase or take ownership of handguns
Permits to Carry Pistols and Revolvers to purchase or take ownership of handguns
The abuse of determining SUITABILITY as determined by different Connecticut issuing authorities under vastly different standards
The unanswered questions
The state’s refusal to provide clear answers to questions posed by individuals regarding the carrying of firearms.
The case of a gentlemen in Harwinton who was intimidated by three uniformed State Troopers into giving his firearms to an individual who did not possess a permit.
To “Keep” firearms
The case of Barbara “Casey” Doutel v. Norwalk currently in the Connecticut Federal District Court
To “Bear” firearms
The case of James Goldberg v. Glastonbury currently scheduled for oral argument at the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in the third week of November.
The case of Richard Burgess v. Wallingford currently in the Connecticut Federal District Court
The expected case of Duane Doutel v. Norwalk for leaving a phone message on his former Doctor’s answering machine
The right to Carry openly or concealed
The right to Not to be profiled because you own or carrying firearms
The right to Seek timely a resolution and/or hearings of denials and revocations regarding Eligibility Certificates and Permits to Carry
The case of M. Peter Kuck v. Danaher currently combined with Goldberg v. Danaher in the Connecticut Federal District Court after a decision by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals
HOW LAW ENFORCEMENT AGRENCIES IN CT HAVE AVOIDED MANDATORY AT RISK WARRANTS
IMPROPER ARRESTS FOR BREACH OF PEACE AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT
The right not to be confronted, detained and arrested, (“Terry Stopped”), for simply exercising the right to bear firearms in public
The case of James Goldberg v. Glastonbury currently scheduled for oral argument at the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in the third week of November after a District Court decsion in the case.