House Votes To Ban “Rate Of Fire Enhancements”

Late last night the State House voted to ban bump stocks by a 114 to 35 vote. This bill still needs to pass the Senate and then be signed by the Governor before becoming law.  This bill would make possessing, using, or selling a bump stock, trigger crank, and other rate of fire enhancement devices in Connecticut a Class D Felony.  The House debate lasted over five hours. If your Representative is on the following list, please send them an email thanking them for their vote on H.B.5542 – AN ACT CONCERNING BUMP STOCKS, and for protecting our rights.

Representatives That Voted With Us:

Tim Ackert serving the 8th House District (Columbia, Coventry, Vernon & Tolland)

Emil “Buddy” Altobello serving 82nd House District (Meriden & Middlefield)

Sam Belsito serving the 53rd House District (Ashford, Willington & Tolland)

Whit Betts serving the 78th House District (Bristol, Plymouth &Terryville)

Vincent Candelora serving the 86th House District (Durham, Guilford, North Branford & Wallingford)

Jay Case serving the 63rd House District (Winchester, Colebrook, Goshen & Torrington)

Holly Cheeseman serving the 37th House District (East Lyme & Salem)

Anne Dauphinais serving the 44th House District (Killingly & Plainfield)

Doug Dubitsky serving the 47th House District (Canterbury, Chaplin, Franklin, Hampton, Lebanon, Lisbon, Norwich, Scotland and Sprague)

Will Duff serving the 2nd House District (Bethel, Danbury, Redding & Newtown)

Craig Fishbein serving the 90th House District (Cheshire & Wallingford)

Mike France serving the 42nd House District (Ledyard, Montville & Preston)

John Fusco serving the 81st House District (Southington)

Robin Green serving the 55th House District (Andover, Bolton, Hebron & Marlborough)

Carol Hall serving the 59th House District (East Windsor & Enfield)

Nicole Klarides-Ditria serving the 105th House District (Beacon Falls, Seymour & Derby)

Tim LeGeyt serving the 17th House District (Avon & Canton)

Ben McGorty serving the 122nd House District (Shelton, Stratford & Trumbull)

Cara Pavalock-D’Amato serving the 77th House District (Bristol)

Jason Perillo serving the 113th House District (Shelton)

Dr. William A. Petit serving the 22nd House District (Plainville & New Britain)

John Piscopo serving the 76th House District (Burlington, Harwinton, Litchfield & Thomaston)

Joe Polletta serving the 68th House District (Watertown, Oakville & Woodbury)

Daniel Rovero serving (Killingly, Putnam & Thompson)

Rob Sampson serving the 80th House District (Wolcott & Southington)

Bill Simanski serving the 62nd House District (Barkhamsted, Granby, Hartland & New Hartford)

Kevin Skulczyck serving the 45th House District (Griswold, Lisbon, Plainfield, Sterling & Voluntown)

Pam Staneski serving the 119th House District (Milford & Orange)

Greg Stokes serving the 58th House District (Enfield)

Scott Storms serving the 60th House District (Windsor & Windsor Locks)

Kurt Vail serving the 52nd House District (Somers & Stafford)

David Wilson serving the 66th House District (Bethlehem, Litchfield, Morris, Warren & Woodbury)

Tami Zawistowski serving the 61st House District (Suffield, East Granby & Windsor)

Melissa Ziobron serving the 34th House District (Colchester, East Haddam & East Hampton)

Lezlye Zupkus serving the 89th House District (Prospect, Cheshire & Bethany)



5 thoughts on “House Votes To Ban “Rate Of Fire Enhancements”

  1. Can someone please post a copy of the letter from. The BATF that came with the bump stocks saying it was deemed perfectly legal by the BATF.

    How can they ban ( retroactively) something deemed legal, by the BATF isn’t that who regulates this ?

    No compensation , no grandfathering? Isn’t that plain and simple confiscation?

    This is exactly the kind of thing that keeps Connecticut at the top of the list for people moving out of the state. The only reason it’s not at the very top is because most people moved out of here in 2013 when it was in fact at the very top of the list.

    Not to mention that moving out can amount to enough of a reduction In taxes, it’s like having a second job you don’t have to show up for to get paid…

    You know like being a uconn professor.

      • Does it really matter to the Democrats? They banned so called “assault weapons” from being sold in CT. They do what they want when they want to. Wait until the next mass shooting with an AR and they will ban the AR’s next and demand that they be turned in. Wait and see…

        • The Democrats didn’t ban so-called “assault weapons”. Antigun legislators on both sides of the political aisle did. There were Republicans right there with the Democrats helping to write those laws, and there were Democrats right there with the Republicans fighting to stop it.

  2. Yes. Drain the Swamp, not only in DC but CT, too, BEFORE all the truly educated, lawful, constitutional-adherant, tax-paying, legal citizens who vote legitimately end up moving out. Who will help Connecticut then?

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