Yet Another Lawsuit Filed

This time it’s the National Shooting Sports Foundation, filing on behalf of the gun manufacturers.

 

To: ALL MEDIA
For immediate release

July 8, 2013

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Mike Bazinet
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Firearms Industry Files Suit Alleging Process Used to Pass Gun Regulations Violated Connecticut Statutes and Constitution

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, today filed suit in federal court for the District of Connecticut alleging that Governor Dannel Malloy and the leadership of the Connecticut General Assembly misused the so-called “emergency certification” exception to circumvent the safeguards of the normal legislative process and in violation of Connecticut statutory law in order to pass Senate Bill 1160, a package of strict gun control regulations.

The suit further alleges that enactment of the new law violates fundamental due process rights guaranteed by both the Connecticut and United States Constitutions. NSSF is asking the court to declare the law invalid and issue an injunction prohibiting its enforcement.

“A 139-page bill was assembled behind closed doors, bypassing both the public hearing and committee processes, and quickly sent to floor votes on the same day in both the House and Senate where legislators did not have adequate time to even read the bill. The governor then signed the package into law the next day. All of this is in violation of guarantees citizens are supposed to have under Connecticut State Statutes and protections in our State and U.S. Constitutions for which our forefathers fought,” said Lawrence G. Keane, senior vice president and general counsel, NSSF. “Our suit focuses on this abuse of process that has resulted in enacted law that does nothing to improve public safety, while resulting in adverse effects on law-abiding citizens, manufacturers, retailers and sportsmen’s organizations.”

The filing can be accessed at http://www.nssf.org/share/PDF/NSSFComplaint-FILED_070813.pdf.

The Connecticut Law Tribune recently editorialized on this topic. That editorial can be accessed at http://ctlawtribune.com/PubArticleCT.jsp?id=1202608974608

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About NSSF®
The National Shooting Sports Foundation® is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 8,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.

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Call and email The following people:
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House Majority Leader Rep. Joe Aresimowicz
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President of the Senate Don Williams
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Your own State Senator and Representative
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Call and email with this simple message:
We want full public hearings on any final E-Cert bill before it gets a floor vote! 

We want the Full Sandy Hook Investigation Report. How can we pass any bill without all of the facts!

 
We know many have done this already, but we are asking again. Right now the Task force and Leadership are preparing a bill that will water down your rights, and may categorize you as a criminal for what you currently own. 
 
Even if they Grandfather certain firearms or components, there is always next year or the year after. They will simply keep passing laws one after another. The Executive Committee of CCDL is taking a stand against any further laws that would effect the guns themselves, or how we lawfully use them.