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Make Your Voice Heard On Monday, March 6 at 9:00 A.M.
Don’t Let Them Continue to Strip Away Your Rights

On Monday, March 6, several bills of interest to businesses involved in the firearm industry and all gun owners will be heard in the Connecticut Joint Judiciary Committee. Members of the Connecticut Joint Judiciary Committee believe that punishing federally-licensed retailers and law-abiding gun owners will solve the state’s violent crime issue. Connecticut already as some of the strictest gun control laws in the country but that is not stopping them from mandating a failing, ineffective concept called microstamping.

Passage of HB 6816, firearm microstamping legislation, would result in banning firearms throughout Connecticut. The legislative mandate of this patented, sole-sourced concept that independent studies have found to be flawed and easily defeated by criminals will leave Connecticut’s citizens without firearms. The bill could even make retailers the sole source for trying to implement this bill.

Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont’s legislation, HB 6667, was also introduced this week and will also be heard in committee on Monday. The bill does nothing to address violent crime and will only impact law-abiding citizens and federally-licensed dealers. The bill includes such antiquated and unproven policies like tightened regulations on the legal carrying of firearms, implementing a one-gun-a-month rationing bill, punitive measures like banning currently registered and legally-owned Modern Sporting Rifles MSRs), banning the sale of .22 rimfire rifles, increasing the age to purchase long guns to 21, and attacking federally-licensed firearm dealers, with increased administrative burdens and licensing. So far, Gov. Lamont’s bill contains the most extreme antigun proposals imaginable.

As proven in states like California and Connecticut, strict laws that only law-abiding citizens will comply with does nothing to increase public safety and will leave the great citizens of Connecticut defenseless.

Here is what everyone needs to do – THIS IS VITALLY IMPORTANT TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS:
Sign up here no later than Sunday at 3:00 p.m.!

If you cannot join us in person, you can still advocate in two ways:

  1. Sign up to speak live at the hearing via Zoom or telephone. Register by 3:00 p.m., March 5.
  2. Submit written testimony by Monday, March 6, 2023 (earlier is better) via the NEW online submission form. Live speakers should also submit written testimony.

Submitting written testimony takes only 90 seconds. The testimony can be as short as, “I oppose.”

Also please make every effort to contact your state representative and senator immediately. Politely express your opposition to the attacks on Connecticut’s firearm dealers and gun owners.

NSSF® will continue to work on these issues as they move forward quickly in the next 72 hours.

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