Ammo Tax bill is in front of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee on Wednesday and you are needed now!

This is the FIRST of THREE hearings we expect for gun bills.  Expect 2 more action alerts, one could be in just a couple of days!

Two ways to advocate for your rights at the public hearing:

  1. Submit written testimony by 8 am, Tuesday, February 21, 2023 (earlier is better).
  2. Sign up in advance to speak at the hearing.  This year you may speak in person or virtually via zoom.

Testifying is a lot easier than you would think. All the information you need is below.  At the VERY LEAST you can spend a few minutes to write testimony.  The anti-gun side is motivated and will be emboldened if YOU let any more anti-gun legislation go unchecked.

To submit written testimony click here.  On this form you may upload a written statement or utilize the on-screen form.  Be sure to be clear and state that you OPPOSE H.B. 5653 in your testimony.

Some talking points you may wish to consider when writing your testimony:

  • H.B. 5653 will make it hard for people already struggling in our economy to own and train properly
  • H.B. 5653 would be on par with consideration towards a sin tax
  • H.B. 5653 responsible gun owners are being penalized for the actions of criminals
  • Guns and ammo are ALREADY subject to an additional 11% tax on top of the CT sales tax

Will you spend a few minutes to protect your rights?  

The Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at 9:00 A.M. via Zoom or in person in Room 2E of the Legislative Office Building.  The public hearing can be viewed via YouTube Live.  In addition, the public hearing may be broadcast live on


Two ways to advocate for your rights at the public hearing.

  1) Submit written testimony by 8A.M. Tuesday, February 21st (earlier the better).
  2) Sign up to testify either in person or online.

You don’t need to be an expert to advocate for your rights. Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee Members need to hear from us. A short, simple email or testimony is fine.  

Individuals who wish to testify must register using the On-line Testimony Registration Form. Registration will close on February 21, 2023 at 3:00 P.M. If you do not have internet access, you may provide testimony via telephone. To register to testify by phone, call the Phone Registrant Line at (860) 240-0463 to leave your contact information. 

Speaker order of approved registrants will be listed in a randomized order and posted on the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee website on February 21, 2023 at 6:00 PM. The first hour of the hearing is reserved for state officials and legislators. Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony.

All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information. 

TAKE ACTION NOW! Step by step guide to protect your rights!

STEP 1: Prepare your written testimony (preferably in Word or PDF format) and copy or paste, or upload to the form (next step)
STEP 2: Submit your written testimony using the online portal.
STEP 3: CC: your testimony to your state Senator and Representative via email. Find your Legislator
STEP 4: If you can, testify in-person, via zoom or by telephone.

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