Sandy Hook Commission – Part 2

Two weeks ago Governor Dan Malloy’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission met to discuss their recommendations to be published soon in their final report. You can read about that here.

Today they met again, to go over some final details. CCDL Executive Board member Ray Bevis sat through the whole thing and took notes, so the rest of us wouldn’t have to. If you would like to watch a recording of the 1 hour 20 minute meeting, you can do so here.
Keep in mind, while some of their recommendations are already in place here in CT, the commission hopes these recommendations will be implemented nationwide. Here are Ray’s notes:

• The commission final report will be around 100 pages.

• There will be a dedication to the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting, and to victims of gun violence statewide. Nancy Lanza is specifically not included.

• A section of the report is going to be a summary of events. This section will be a very graphic description of the SHES shooting. Members of the commission feel it’s necessary to rehash the trauma of the day, to make sure the reader feels upset and angry. They said this is necessarily powerful and needed for their gun recommendations.

• They have scheduled the final action meeting for February 13 Friday at 9:30am. This will most likely be their last meeting before they present the report to Malloy.

As far as I could tell this will be their gun related recommendations:

• Gun seizures with ex parte temporary restraining orders.

• Gun seizures with gun violence restraining orders.

• Their verbiage is a combination from the California Bill 1014, CT proposed bill SB56, and recommendations from Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

• Mandatory background checks on the sale for transfers and firearms, including long guns, private sales and sales at gun shows.

• Requiring registration, including a certificate of registration, for any firearm. This certificate of registration should be issued subsequent to the completion of a background check and separate and distinct from a permit to carry.

• Require the renewal of firearms permits on a regular basis. This renewal process should include a test of Firearms handling capacity as well as understanding of applicable laws and regulations.

• Ban the sale, possession or use of any magazine or ammunition feeding device in excess of 10 rounds except for military and police use.

• Ban the possession or sale of all armor-piercing bullets regardless of caliber. A first-time offense should be classified as a class D felony.

• Allow the purchase of ammunition for registered Firearms only.

• Evaluate the best practices for the regulation or prohibition of the sale and purchase of ammunition via the Internet.

• Evaluate the effectiveness of federal law in limiting the purchase of firearms via the Internet for those who have passed the appropriate background screening.

• Limit the amount of ammunition that may be purchased at any given time.

• Prohibit the possession, sale or transfer of any firearm capable of firing more than 10 rounds without reloading. This would extend to military style Firearms as well as handguns. Law-enforcement and military would be exempt.

• Require that trigger locks be provided at time of sale or transfer of any firearm.

• Require that the state develop an update a best practices manual and require that all firearms in the home be stored in a locked container and adhere to these best practices; with current minimum standards featuring a temper resistant mechanical lock or other safety including biometrics device when they are not under the owners direct control or supervision. The owner should always be directly responsible for securing any key used to gain access to the lock container.

• Require non-residents seeking to purchase a firearm or ammunition in the State of Connecticut to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility and conform to all other regulations applicable to Connecticut residents.

• Require gun clubs to report any negligent or reckless behavior with a firearm, or illegal possession of any firearm or magazine, to the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Commissioner of Public Safety, and local law enforcement.

• Require promoters of gun shows to receive a permit from the Chief of Police or Chief Elected Official as well as provide notice to the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.

6 Year Anniversary Dinner

Come celebrate CCDL’s 6th anniversary with a dinner event to be held March 15th this year at the New Life Church in Wallingford. Relax, enjoy a meal, and share a well deserved night out.
Over the last six years, we have watched our membership grow to almost 17,000 members, which has been an incredible show.

Price is $40 per person, and you must show your ticket at the door to gain entry. Tickets may be purchased at our monthly meeting or online. Your ticket will be used for a special door prize, to be announced. Bring some extra cash for raffles!

Dinner will be buffet style, salad and cheese tables are on the menu as well. This event is 5:30-9pm. We will have some speakers, but not TOO many! This is a night to sit back and enjoy a well deserved meal.
New Life Church is located at 350 High Hill Rd., Wallingford CT, 06492. Map

Download a pdf version of the flyer here.

If you can not attend the meeting, tickets may be ordered online with a $2 surcharge per ticket to cover the costs. Tickets will be held at the door under the name used to order them. Tickets will NOT be mailed.

Proposed Bills For January 26

Proposed H.B. No. 6581 REP. MINER, 66th DIST. ‘AN ACT REQUIRING THE ADOPTION OF FIREARM REGULATIONS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES AND PUBLIC PROTECTION’, to require the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection to abide by the regulatory review process to implement gun control policies.

Proposed H.B. No. 6582 REP. MINER, 66th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEADLINE FOR REGISTERING AN ASSAULT WEAPON AND DECLARING POSSESSION OF A LARGE CAPACITY MAGAZINE’, to extend the deadline for registering an assault weapon and declaring possession of a large capacity magazine.

Proposed S.B. No. 801 SEN. KISSEL, 7th DIST. ‘AN ACT PROHIBITING LOCAL REGULATION OF FIREARMS’, to prevent gun control by municipalities.

To see ALL the gun bills for this legislative session, click here.

New Proposed Bills – January 23

Proposed H.B. No. 6493 REP. CARPINO, 32nd DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING BACKGROUND CHECKS’, to expand background checks in Connecticut to include a nation-wide background check.

Proposed H.B. No. 6495 REP. FRANCE, 42nd DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING REINSTATEMENT OF FIREARMS PERMITS’, to permit a person whose firearms permit was wrongfully revoked to have such permit reinstated without having to go through an additional administrative appeals process.

Proposed H.B. No. 6496 REP. MINER, 66th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE SALE OF FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION TO OUT-OF-STATE PURCHASERS’, to allow for the sale of firearms and ammunition to out-of-state purchasers by providing reciprocity of firearm credentials between Connecticut and other states that have substantially similar or higher standards for carrying a firearm and purchasing ammunition.

Proposed H.B. No. 6497 REP. MINER, 66th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGISTRATION OF ASSAULT WEAPONS AND POSSESSION OF LARGE CAPACITY MAGAZINES BY PERSONS WHO MOVE INTO CONNECTICUT’, to allow any person who moves into Connecticut to register an assault weapon or declare possession of a large capacity magazine.

Proposed S.B. No. 645 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING DEFINITIONS OF “DEADLY WEAPON” AND “DANGEROUS INSTRUMENT”‘, to clarify the statutes concerning definitions and classifications of weapons.

Proposed S.B. No. 650 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST.; SEN. DUFF, 25th DIST.; SEN. BYE, 5th DIST.; SEN. BARTOLOMEO, 13th DIST.; SEN. CASSANO, 4th DIST.; SEN. COLEMAN, 2nd DIST.; SEN. CRISCO, 17th DIST.; SEN. KENNEDY, 12th DIST.; SEN. FLEXER, 29th DIST.; SEN. LARSON, 3rd DIST.; SEN. WINFIELD, 10th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDERS’, to provide greater protection to applicants who are granted temporary restraining orders by Connecticut courts.

To see ALL the gun bills for this legislative session, click here.

Proposed Gun Bills for January 22


Proposed H.B. No. 6199 REP. ORANGE, 48th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO THE STATE-WIDE DATABASE BY PAROLE OFFICERS’, to grant parole officers access to the state-wide firearms database.

Proposed H.B. No. 6301 REP. CARTER, 2nd DIST. ‘AN ACT CREATING A DATABASE OF INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE PROHIBITED FROM PURCHASING OR POSSESSING A FIREARM DUE TO PSYCHIATRIC OR PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDER’, to protect the public by creating a system that identifies individuals who should not be permitted to possess or purchase firearms due to psychiatric or psychological disorder.

Proposed H.B. No. 6302 REP. CARTER, 2nd DIST.; SEN. HWANG, 28th DIST. ‘AN ACT REQUIRING THE SAFE STORAGE OF FIREARMS’, to require the safe storage of firearms.

Proposed H.B. No. 6306 REP. FRANCE, 42nd DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE FIREARM PERMIT APPEALS PROCESS’, to limit the time frame during which firearm permit appeals must be heard by the Board of Firearms Permit Examiners.

To see ALL the gun bills for this legislative session, click here.


Proposed Bills For January 21

Here’s our almost daily update on newly proposed gun-related legislation.

Proposed H.B. No. 5695 REP. CASE, 63rd DIST. ‘AN ACT PROHIBITING THE USE OF FIREARMS TO SHOOT OR KILL A DOMESTIC ANIMAL ON PRIVATE PROPERTY ABSENT THE NEED FOR SELF DEFENSE’, to prohibit the use of firearms on private property to kill domestic animals.

To see ALL the gun bills for this legislative session, click here.

Proposed Bills For January 20

Today is a federal and state holiday, so the legislature is not in session today. However, since they’ve already submitted tomorrow’s bills, we’ll give you those a day early.

Proposed H.B. No. 5641 REP. YACCARINO, 87th DIST. ‘AN ACT WAIVING FIREARM TRAINING COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN VETERANS’, to allow for waiver of certain gun safety courses for veterans.

Proposed S.B. No. 149 SEN. LINARES, 33rd DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE REQUIREMENT FOR AN AMMUNITION OR GUN PERMIT FOR THE PURCHASE OF SHOTGUN SHELLS’, to facilitate the purchase of shotgun shells by hunters.

To see ALL the gun bills for this legislative session, click here.

Sandy Hook Commission

Dan Malloy’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission met today to finalize their recommendations for their final report due to be released within the next 4 weeks. The timing of the report is to allow the legislature to act upon its recommendations.

The commission has decided that they are going to recommend a full and total ban on all magazines capable of holding over ten rounds, AND a ban on any firearm capable of firing over 10 rounds. They will also be recommending NO grandfather clause. Essentially this will amount to a ban on virtually ALL magazine-fed firearms, since they are all capable of firing over 10 rounds. With no grandfather clause lawful citizens will have to either turn in guns and magazines that may be worth thousands of dollars each, likely with no compensation, or become criminals in the eyes of the state. Of course, the real criminals are not going to turn in their firearms and magazines. Only the law-abiding citizens will be deprived of their property, and deprived of an effective and constitutionally protected means of self-defense.

Lastly, the commission will be asking that their recommendations be implemented on a national basis, not just here in Connecticut.

CCDL will of course be waiting for the final report, and we will continue to alert our members of any pending gun legislation.

Remember, CCDL is already spearheading a federal challenge to Malloy’s unconstitutional gun laws. As a free to join, all volunteer non-profit organization, everything we do is with your help. We’re hoping to take our case all the way to the US Supreme Court, but that costs money. Lots of it. Please consider a donation to our litigation fund, to protect your rights and the rights of future generations. These laws are a cancer, and cancer spreads. As you read above, Malloy’s Sandy Hook Commission wants their gun bans to expand nationwide. Malloy and the antigunners have billionaires like Bloomburg and Soros to help get their way, we have you and the Constitution. Donate today!

Bob Crook Update

As many of you know, Bob Crook (head of the Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen, which is also a plaintiff along with CCDL in in the lawsuit to overturn CT’s unconstitutional gun laws) suffered a minor stroke shortly after Christmas. He was rushed to Yale New Haven Hospital via ambulance. Bob has been rehabbing at Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford since the 30th. He is expected to leave and be home with family on January 20th. The stroke left him with limited control of his left extremities, however his family believes he will make a full recovery. He is in wonderful spirits and looks forward to going back up to Hartford.
Meanwhile his son James Crook has taken over the reins of CCS. We wish James well, he’s got some mighty big shoes to fill; and we look forward seeing both he and his father in Hartford as they fight side by side with CCDL for YOUR rights.

Gun Bill For January 16

Happy Friday! Just one gun-related bill proposed today, and it’s not a bad one.

Proposed H.B. No. 5534 REP. MULLIGAN, 55th DIST. ‘AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN ONLINE RENEWAL PROCESS FOR FIREARM PERMITS AND CERTIFICATES’, to establish an online renewal process for firearm permits and ammunition certificates.

To see ALL the gun bills for this legislative session, click here.