SB650 – Looney/Coleman Amendment

Yesterday state senators Martin Looney(D) and Eric Coleman(D) introduced an amendment to Senate Bill 650, which we’ve talked a lot about. The 24 page amendment basically replaces the original SB650 in it’s entirety. It’s going to take some time to analyze everything, but one change jumps out right now. “The department’s determination not to reinstate any such permit that has been revoked may not be based solely upon the issuance of such expired ex parte order.”
That can be read a few ways, but my gut feeling is since it’s coming from staunch antigunners Looney and Coleman, it’s not good. I’ll include the changes in context for comparison:

Original version
(d) If a state permit or temporary state permit for the carrying of any pistol or revolver is revoked because the person holding such permit is subject to an ex parte order issued pursuant to section 46b-15, as amended by this act, or 46b-16a, upon expiration of such order, such person may notify the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection that such order has expired. Upon verification of such expiration and provided such person is not otherwise disqualified from holding such permit pursuant to subsection (b) of section 29-28, the department shall reinstate such permit.

New version
If a state permit or temporary state permit for the carrying of any pistol or revolver is revoked because the person holding such permit is subject to an ex parte order issued pursuant to section 46b-15, as amended by this act, or 46b-16a, upon expiration of such order, such person may notify the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection that such order has expired. Upon verification of such expiration and provided such person is not otherwise disqualified from holding such permit pursuant to subsection (b) of section 29-28, the department shall reinstate such permit. The department’s determination not to reinstate any such permit that has been revoked may not be based solely upon the issuance of such expired ex parte order.

We have video of Senator Coleman describing the amendment.

We also have the full 24 page amendment. SB650 Amendment (pdf)

And, if you’re really interested, you can watch the entire 7.5 hour long senate session here.

Free Bumper Stickers

While I don’t usually use this blog to promote businesses, a company recently made a very generous offer and I want to pass this on. Here’s the email I received:

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To ensure that we have quantity for everyone, there is a limit of 1 per household of each type. This is offer is limited to quantity on hand and will be filled on a first come/first served basis. Feel free to let your members know.

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I already placed my order, and I did not have to provide any info other then standard shipping address and email. No credit card or anything like that.

I don’t know who Domagron is, or where they are located, but thank you!

CCDL Video

As promised, here is a video version of our radio ad currently airing on several local stations. Please share this far and wide!

Call and email The following people:
Speaker Rep. Brendan Sharkey
860-240-8577

Call and email The following people:
Speaker Rep. Brendan Sharkey
860-240-8577   Brendan.Sharkey@cga.ct.gov

House Minority Leader Rep. Larry Cafero
860-240-0028   Lawrence.Cafero@housegop.ct.gov

House Majority Leader Rep. Joe Aresimowicz
860-240-8581   joe.Aresimowicz@cga.ct.gov

Senate Minority Leader Senator John McKinney
860-240-8846    John.McKinney@cga.ct.gov

President of the Senate Don Williams
860-240-8634  http://www.senatedems.ct.gov/Williams-mailform.php

Majority Leader of the Senate Martin Looney
860-240-0375   Looney@senatedems.ct.gov

Your own State Senator and Representative http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/menu/CGAFindLeg.asp

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.

Visit http://www.ccdl.us to join us. Membership is free!
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Video produced by MoHo Productions.

Guns And Ammo Sales Spark Jobs Boom

That’s the headlines today in CNN’s Money section. I’m sure nobody reading this is shocked by that. The story talks about how firearms and related businesses like ammunition and gunsmithing are one of the few sectors of our economy that is actually growing, and growing at a record pace. Again, CCDL members already know this. Oddly enough, this one sector of the economy that is doing better then virtually every other is also the one sector Governor Malloy, Donald Williams, Martin Looney and others are trying hard to drive out of Connecticut. Apparently scoring points with the powers that be in Washington, DC is more important then keeping good paying jobs with tax-paying companies here in Connecticut.

If this state’s leaders REALLY want to protect the residents, then they should concentrate on keeping the jobs we have, and making the climate more friendly for companies to come here without having to bribe them. Instead, they continue to push for regulations that hurt the companies, that hurt the law abiding residents, and do nothing to reduce the problem of violent crime, especially in our inner cities.

As the good paying jobs leave, the good, law-abiding, tax paying folks leave too. It’s a downward spiral that can only end in a crash if we don’t pull up soon.

Stop E-CERT!

We may be in the final push to STOP the leaders in our legislature from ramming through a massive gun bill without our voices being heard.
 
CCDL and many gun owners have fought extremely hard to slow down this process. We have called for full hearings throughout, and we must continue to do so.
According to sources there may be No Hearing on the E-Cert Bill. There is a strong possibility it will be voted on next week.
 
Our rights are too important for us to simply sit quietly on our hands, while lawmakers pass laws that determine what we may or may not own, or if we may use what we own. It is time for 4,500 CCDL Members to give one last push to call for: 
Full Public Hearings and The Full Sandy Hook Investigation Report before a vote
 
Call and email The following people:
Speaker Rep. Brendan Sharkey
860-240-8577, Brendan.Sharkey@cga.ct.gov
 
House Minority Leader Rep. Larry Cafero
860-240-0028 , Lawrence.Cafero@housegop.ct.gov 
 
House Majority Leader Rep. Joe Aresimowicz
860-240-8581 , Joe.Aresimowicz@cga.ct.gov 
 
Senate Minority Leader Senator John McKinney
860-240-8846 , John.McKinney@cga.ct.gov 
 
President of the Senate Don Williams
860-240-8634, http://www.senatedems.ct.gov/Williams-mailform.php
 
Majority Leader of the Senate Martin Looney
860-240-0375 , Looney@senatedems.ct.gov

 
Your own State Senator and Representative
http://cga.ct.gov/asp/menu/CGAFindLeg.asp
 
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.

Turn Up The Heat!

It’s looking like we may see some action in the next 2 weeks, maybe even as soon as Tuesday or Wednesday.
Tuesday March 5th both the Mental Health Services Working Group and the Gun Violence Prevention Working Group of the Bipartisan Task Force on Gun Violence will be holding meetings at the LOB.
On Wednesday March 6th the full House and Senate have been called into session. Some of the antigun legislators like Williams and Looney have publicly stated that they are unhappy with the time needed to follow proper procedures, and would like to push laws through quickly, without a public hearing.

It’s time to call these key legislators.
Keep the phone lines busy!
Speaker Rep. Brendan Sharkey 860-240-8577
House Minority Leader Rep. Larry Cafero 860-240-0028
House Majority Leader Rep. Joe Aresimowicz 860-240-8581
Senate Minority Leader Senator John McKinney 860-240-8846
President of the Senate Don Williams 860-240-8634
Majority Leader of the Senate Martin Looney 860-240-0375
You should also call your own local representatives as well, especially if they are on any of the Task Force committees. You can find your local reps here, and a list of all the members of the task force here.

THE SIMPLE MESSAGE:

  • Where is the toxicology report and police investigation report about Adam Lanza???
  • How can the legislature make valid recommendations without that information?Get the facts before they enact!!No emergency certification should proceed!We want public hearings for any proposed legislation on gun control, mental health and school safety.We want fully recorded votes on all bills and NO VOICE VOTES!IF YOU DON’T GET THROUGH THE FIRST TIME, KEEP CALLING UNTIL YOU GET AN ANSWER OR CAN LEAVE A VOICE MAIL.

    Be respectful but firm.