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NSSF statement on new Conn. gun law

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Fast Oil, Apr 4, 2013.

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  1. Fast Oil

    Fast Oil TS Member

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    NSSF Statement on Passage of Connecticut Legislation

    NEWTOWN, Conn. -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, issued the following statement today:

    Gov. Dannel Malloy today signed into law a package of gun-control legislation that was assembled in secret by a small group of state legislators and that never received a public hearing. Most legislators had little time to even read the actual bill language.

    The unfortunate results of this process, which made it appear that all points of view were being heard when in fact true expertise was shut out when it was most needed, means that mistakes in what is now enacted law will have to be corrected.

    For example, language in the new law specifies a procedure for licensed firearms retailers to perform mandatory "universal" background checks on private party transactions that is not permissible based on federal law and regulations governing the National Instant Criminal Background Checks (NICS) system. As we read it, this mistake in lawmaking means that all private party transactions in the state now cannot be accomplished legally.

    We share the goal of wanting to make Connecticut safer for our citizens following the unspeakable tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. In the end, however, public safety has not been enhanced and the unintended consequences of behind-closed-doors lawmaking will cause considerable confusion until the General Assembly corrects its mistakes.

    Here is where we stand today. Law-abiding citizens of this state now have greater restrictions on their Second Amendment and state constitutional rights while Connecticut's firearms manufacturers will be forced to seriously weigh the impact on their businesses and their employees of the state's double-standard of you can build it here, but not sell it here, public policy formulation.

    We will be carefully studying all provisions of the law for possible challenge in the courts.
     
  2. Brian in Oregon

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    One thing is for sure and for certain... The Dems OWN this legislation.

    They wanted to get the Republicans behind them to make it bipartisan to reduce the heat. With the exception of a few turncoat RINOs, that's not happening.

    And the Dems have done their best to try to quash any rebuttal testimony, expert witnesses, etc., and have worked to slam dunk these bans through closed door committees using flawed cookie cutter language provided by anti-gun groups.

    When 2014 rolls around, the Dems (and a few RINOs) are going to stand alone to face the heat over this.
     
  3. rpeerless

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    "assembled in secret by a small group of state legislators and that never received a public hearing"

    Is that the new American way? Believe me people are talking everywhere you go from restaurants to local stores and residents are not speaking favorably about this.

    Perhaps CT is not as progressive as some would have one believe.
     
  4. likes-to-shoot

    likes-to-shoot Well-Known Member

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    Its how a community organiser would do business, oops did I say that!!
     
  5. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    rpeerless, yes. Take a look at the "discovered" language in the new Maryland ban that just passed that I posted.
     
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