Joint Committee on Judiciary

Legislative Office Building

300 Capitol Avenue

Hartford, CT 06106

RE: OPPOSTITION to HB 5448 AN ACT CONCERNING A RISK PROTECTION ORDER OR WARRANT

To: Judiciary Committee,

I’m opposed to H.B. 5448 An Act Concerning a Risk Protection Order or Warrant because a study of the Indiana law allowing police to seize firearms from people, they considered dangerous, found outcomes closely correlated to defendants' presence at the hearing. This is concerning. It suggests that the upshot of red flag laws may be to disarm not dangerous people, but simply the less privileged-those who cannot afford to take off work or who lack the means to hire good lawyers. Rights should not be taken away without evidence-based investigations.

Best Regards,

[INSERT NAME]

[INSERT TOWN]