RE: Oppose; S.B. 60, H.B. 7219, H.B. 7223
Support; S.B. 940, H.B. 5227, H.B. 5870
Amend; H.B. 7218
Judiciary Committee Members,
Please oppose S.B. 60 AN ACT CONCERNING THE PRESENTATION OF A CARRY PERMIT. This bill removes the “reasonable suspicion of a crime” from the current statues that passed in 2015. This bill will allow police to stop and frisk law-abiding citizens, if they are observed with a holstered sidearm. This bill will force the over 270,000 carry permit holders to produce their permits on demand if a police officer simply sees them just carrying a holstered sidearm. This is not only violating the 2nd Amendment, the 4th Amendment, but also SEC. 7. of the Connecticut State Constitution, which says: “people shall be secure in their persons, houses, papers and possessions from unreasonable searches or seizures”.
Please also oppose; H.B. 7219 AN ACT CONCERNING GHOST GUNS, H.B. No. 7223 AN ACT CONCERNING THE STORAGE OF A PISTOL OR REVOLVER IN A MOTOR VEHICLE
Please support S.B. 940 AN ACT AUTHORIZING CERTAIN PERSONS TO CARRY HANDGUNS IN STATE PARKS AND FORESTS. Over thirty other states allow lawful carry in state parks and forest. Federal law allows anyone who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in federal parks and forests.
Please also support; H.B. 5227 AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF FIREARMS BY MUNICIPALITIES, H.B. 5870 AN ACT CONCERNING TRANSFER OF ASSAULT WEAPONS AND LARGE CAPACITY MAGAZINES.
Please amend H.B. 7218 AN ACT CONCERNING THE SAFE STORAGE OF FIREARMS IN THE HOME to have the State develop or adopt a firearm safety curriculum for schools.
Thank you for the opportunity to submit my written testimony.