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Connecticut Carry

Press Release

Huffington Post perpetuates a lie

Other media organizations back down and retract their lies, Huffington Post Reporter Christina Wilkie doubles down

Hartford, Connecticut, 3/1/2013:

Huffington Post Report Christina Wilkie decided to join MSNBC’s ‘Heckling Hoax’ and double down on a lie by publishing the second article with the Huffington Post that tries to claim that citizens at a legislative public hearing ‘heckled’ the father of a victim of the Newtown Massacre.

Reporter Wilkie demonstrated her lack of ethics and rationality by stating in her article that “gun rights activists in the audience at that hearing shouted "Second Amendment!" at Heslin when he questioned why civilians should be permitted to carry military-style assault weapons”. The reporter also attached a maliciously edited video with the title ‘Gun Activists Heckle Father of Sandy Hook Victim’. The video, edited in an extreme manner, does not show the father asking a hypothetical question to the members of the public hearing and their respectful silence. It only shows his affirmation that their silence to his question indicates defeat, at which point a few people call out that the ‘second amendment’ would be a potential reason that people should be able to posses the firearm he is advocating for a ban of.

The reporter was contacted about this issue and the only reply received with regards to her atrociously misleading article was:

I simply explained what happened. Heslin questioned and members of the audience shouted "Second Amendment." This event was not a townhall or an open forum, where audiences are expected to pipe up. It was a hearing, and he was testifying. His question was rhetorical. At no point did I accuse anyone of "heckling."


This response is despite the fact that the article linked in this article has a title of “Neil Heslin, Father Of Newtown Victim, Heckled By Pro-Gun Activists (VIDEO, PHOTOS)” and the video embedded in this article has a title of “Gun Activists Heckle Father of Sandy Hook Victim”. Ms. Wilkie appears to be unwilling to accept the responsibility for her unethical behavior.

Connecticut Carry has advised the reporter to take the time to actually watch the video of the hearing and retract and apologize for their misinformation in the article, but no response has been received to this request as of this press release. Honest reporting on the actual events would be a significant change compared to the horrendous and fallacious characterization of the events that Ms. Wilkie presents.

It is shameful that Christina Wilkie, The Huffington Post, MSNBC and several other media sources have chose to capitalize on this tragedy with such an extreme lack of honesty and ethics.

At least some reporters have retracted their previous statements, showing at least a bit of shame and responsibility for their actions.

The article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/27/neil-heslin-assault-weapons-ban-newtown_n_2774598.html

The full video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvT9peqTM5E

Slate’s retraction: http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2013/01/29/neil_heslin_father_of_slain_6_year_old_jesse_lewis_heckled_by_gun_rights.html

MSNBC caught maliciously editing video: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/msnbc-airs-sandy-hook-fathers-416977

MSNBC’s article very weakly corrected with the full video: http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/01/29/neil-heslin-father-of-slain-6-year-old-heckled/

Connecticut Carry is dedicated to advancing and protecting the fundamental civil rights of the men and women of Connecticut to keep and bear arms for defense of themselves and the state as guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Constitution of Connecticut.
 

Contact:
Richard Burgess
President
Connecticut Carry, Inc
Ph: 203-208-9577
Email: rich@ctcarry.com
http://ctcarry.com



Contact: Rich Burgess
Connecticut Carry
203.208.9577
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Connecticut Carry

Press Release

Response to Governor Malloy’s proposed gun bans

Unconstitutional measures abound in the Governor’s proposal to circumvent the Legislative process

Hartford, Connecticut, February 21:

Since the Newtown Massacre, Governor Malloy has promised that the gun control agenda he has been pushing would be done in a bi-partisan manner in the legislature. Along the way we have seen all manner of reckless behavior from the legislature and from the administration including a rush to try and use an ‘emergency certification’ to push through bills without proper public hearings. Today, the Governor released a set of proposed legislation that he intends to be pushed through the legislature. This would also circumvent the task force and advisory panels currently assigned to provide legislative recommendations on these issues.

This is a clear attempt at an abuse of the Governor’s office and of the separation of powers in our government. Laws and legislation should come from the legislature and be from the people of Connecticut. There is a clear interest in keeping the enforcement arm of the government from also deciding the laws. The laws are supposed to be decided on by the people.

We must reason that the Governor is feeling the pressure from the 100:1 turnout against his agenda at the legislature for public hearings and the overwhelming public opinion in Connecticut that the proposed bills are not welcome. Perhaps he is feeling the fleeting emotional crisis of the citizens of Connecticut and he knows that he won’t be able to take advantage of emotion as leverage against our rights for much longer. It is clear that his administration does not want to ‘let a good crisis go to waste’.

The proposals that Governor Malloy makes are full of unconstitutional and unenforceable edicts.

  • District of Columbia v Heller has already established that firearms in ‘common use’ are not subject to bans. They equated common use specifically with ‘military use’, so the Governor’s insistence on the repeated lie that the AR-15 is a military weapon is in line with his not understanding the case law out there.
     
  • The ‘high capacity magazines’ he seeks to ban and confiscate are not ‘high capacity’, they are standard capacity. They are also in common use, and the Governor should know better than to think that the government can institute ex post facto bans. At the very least, the state would have to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to compensate every gun owner for every magazine they turn in.  Connecticut does not have the money necessary to implement such a ban.
     
  • ‘Safe storage’ laws are unconstitutional. Ask New York state. Their law was deemed by the New York Supreme Court to be ‘unenforceable’ since it was unconstitutional to require residents to keep all of their firearms locked up. (Colaiacovo v Dormer - 2008)
     

Instead of haphazardly throwing his gun banning agenda around, Governor Malloy should be paying attention to our proposal to open up the background check systems and make them freely and readily available to the public. He might actually meet some of his stated goals without having to make the residents of the State of Connecticut spend millions of dollars fighting his laws in Federal court.

More information on this issue can be found on http://ctcarry.com.

Connecticut Carry is dedicated to advancing and protecting the fundamental civil rights of the men and women of Connecticut to keep and bear arms for defense of themselves and the state as guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Constitution of Connecticut.

Contact:
Richard Burgess
President
Connecticut Carry, Inc
Ph: 203-208-9577
Email: rich@ctcarry.com
http://ctcarry.com



Contact: Rich Burgess
Connecticut Carry
203.208.9577
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Connecticut Carry

Press Release

Firearms conference about Risk Warrants to be held

Connecticut Carry to host conference of leading attorneys and representatives of the firearms community discussing the current legal landscape in Connecticut

Cromwell, Connecticut, February 10th, 2013:

Connecticut Carry will host a conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cromwell on February 10th from 9am until 1pm. Our primary speaker, Attorney Rachel M Baird, of the The Law Office of Rachel Baird in Torrington Connecticut, will speak about risk warrants and firearms seizures in the state.

Attorney Joseph Corradino, the Chairman of the Board of Firearms Permit Examiners will discuss our current appeals process in Connecticut as well as pistol permit suitability decisions.

Connecticut Carry Director Ed Peruta and President Rich Burgess will present some information about our permit process in Connecticut and about some of the issues in our permit system that we are working on currently.

Attorney Rachel M. Baird can be found here: http://www.rachelbairdlaw.com/

The Board of Firearms Permit Examiners can be found here: http://www.ct.gov/bfpe/site/default.asp

More information on this conference can be found here: http://ctcarry.com/seminar

Connecticut Carry is dedicated to advancing and protecting the fundamental civil rights of the men and women of Connecticut to keep and bear arms for defense of themselves and the state as guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Constitution of Connecticut.
 

Contact:
Richard Burgess
President
Connecticut Carry, Inc
Ph: 203-208-9577
Email: rich@ctcarry.com
http://ctcarry.com



Contact: Rich Burgess
Connecticut Carry
203.208.9577
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Connecticut Carry

Press Release

Open up the background check systems

Here is something for the ‘do something’ crowd to actually do that we can agree upon

Hartford, Connecticut, February 5th, 2013:

It seems that everywhere we look as a pro-rights organization, we see and hear people talking about ‘common sense’ and ‘compromise’. Unfortunately, the things that are proposed as ‘common sense’ are often totalitarian edicts that will result in the loss of life and property and the ‘compromise’ consists of anti-rights activists demanding those edicts and then stating that we are unreasonable when we don’t agree with them.

In the interest of ‘common sense’ and compromise, Connecticut Carry proposes that the legislators instead work towards a bill to completely open our Connecticut state background check system and provide instant access to it for free via the internet and possibly via smart phone applications as well. In working towards this goal, Connecticut Carry would be happy to assist, since we have experience in providing a Conviction History Search service to our members through our website.

Legislators should also work to get the Federal background check system opened to the public and available instantly online. Already the AIFIS system that the Connecticut State Police use for national background checks is automated and returns results in less than 2 hours. There is no reason the NICS couldn’t be opened to the public with near-instant results via handheld devices for free.

This would go a long way towards more background checks in our state and in our country as people would surely appreciate a free and easy way to check the criminal status of people trying to buy a firearm privately from them. No gun owner wants to sell to a prohibited person. Why not give them the tools to make sure they do not since we already have Federal criminal penalties that apply if they do sell to a criminal?

This is a real change that our legislators could be working towards instead of insulting the hundreds of thousands of responsible gun owners in Connecticut with ridiculous bill proposals that seek to ban the majority of firearms and firearms accessories in private hands.

Connecticut Carry is dedicated to advancing and protecting the fundamental civil rights of the men and women of Connecticut to keep and bear arms for defense of themselves and the state as guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Constitution of Connecticut.

Contact:
Richard Burgess
President
Connecticut Carry, Inc
Ph: 203-208-9577
Email: rich@ctcarry.com
http://ctcarry.com



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Connecticut Carry
203.208.9577
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Connecticut Carry

Press Release

Legislature makes plans to work against the will of the people

Thousands of gun owners show up at the legislature, testimony falls on deaf ears

Hartford, Connecticut, January 2013:

On January 19th, at least 1500 gun owners braved the bitter cold and gathered on the steps of the state capital demanding an end to the onslaught of bills that seek to make them further victims of a madman. Speakers spoke of rights, of being victims and pledged to never be victims again. The event was marked by a huge amount of passion, but was completely peaceful and uneventful. The capital police made remarks about how they did not need to police the pro-rights people at the event, only the handful of anti-rights activists who continually tried to stir up trouble and were ignored by the participants until they were escorted from the event by the capital police.

On January 28th, gun owners made a record show of force inside the Legislative Office Building, once again braving bitter cold temperatures, snowy roads and taking time off of their work. This time, somewhere over 2000 gun owners piled into the legislative office building creating ridiculously long lines at metal detectors meant to slow and discourage their arrival. They packed at least 5 large hearing rooms including the largest hearing room in the Legislative Office Building which served as the main hearing room.

Thunderous applause followed pro-rights testimony; as sure a sign of the probable 100:1 ratio of pro-rights to anti-rights supporters as the sea of bright yellow “Another Responsible Gun Owner” stickers that Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen handed out. They brought 1,100 stickers and ran out. The stickers became a hot commodity as they were in such spectacular demand. MSNBC and other media outlets tried to smear the pro-rights supporters that attended by accusing them of ‘heckling’ the father of a Newtown victim. MSNBC went so far as to drastically edit the video for that effect. They have been called out on this, and the president of MSNBC, Steve Capus is now resigning amid this scandal, the fifth of such scandals that MSNBC has perpetrated and has been found guilty of.

During the hearing, many pro-rights supporters were shocked and offended that Senator Beth Bye was ignoring testimony to use social media that included mocking and complaining of the pro-rights people testifying and even going so far to ‘participate’ through Twitter in a ‘drinking game’ that sought to mock the people she is supposed to represent.

Perhaps Senator Bye should follow in Mr. Capus’ footsteps and step down from her position since she so clearly does not take her responsibilities seriously?

Throughout all of this, the pro-rights side has been hearing rumors, and it now seems confirmed that the legislature is planning to use ‘Emergency Certification’ to bypass public hearings and to railroad hundreds of thousands of gun owners in Connecticut and make many of them into instant felons while potentially confiscating their personal property.

This is simply unacceptable and immoral.

The legislative committees and anti-rights legislators keep pretending to represent the people while clearly ignoring and mocking the people of Connecticut in not-so-subtle manners. They have overstepped their bounds in the proposal of ridiculous and unconstitutional bills which have further insulted the pro-rights side and made compromise next to impossible.

They claim to be doing the ‘will of the majority’ and listening to ‘the people’, while ignoring the obvious 100:1 pro-rights to anti-rights ratio that exists in this state. They also clearly ignore the fact that mob rule (or small, vocal minority rule) does not give them the power to circumvent due legislative process and people’s constitutional rights.

If we thought mob rule was a reasonable way to govern though, the Courant’s recent online poll showed that only 5.6% of the people polled favored the current legislative proposals out of a total 1941 responses. The anti-rights supporters and legislators continue to be a radical fringe element in our society.

We must demand that the people be heard on every bill proposed and that the legislature give us our due legislative process. This issue is too important and too divisive to ram down people’s throats through heavy handed edicts.

After all, being heard is the true will of the people.

Courant poll: http://www.courant.com/news/opinion/todaysbuzz/hc-is-connecticut-legislature-going-too-far-on-gun-bills-20130128,0,1575993.story

MSNBC Pres. falls on his sword: http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/01/capus-head-of-nbc-news-is-departing/

Connecticut Carry is dedicated to advancing and protecting the fundamental civil rights of the men and women of Connecticut to keep and bear arms for defense of themselves and the state as guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Constitution of Connecticut.

Contact:
Richard Burgess
President
Connecticut Carry, Inc
Ph: 203-208-9577
Email: rich@ctcarry.com
http://ctcarry.com



Contact: Rich Burgess
Connecticut Carry
203.208.9577
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Connecticut Carry

Press Release

The Gun Violence Taskforce hears from gun owners

1000+ gun owners flood the legislative office building

Hartford, Connecticut, 1/29/2013:

Connecticut Carry was proud to attend and speak at the hearing of the Bipartisan Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety. We joined at least 1000 other fellow pro-rights activists and gun owners who braved cold weather, long lines, public speaking and an all day wait to have our voices heard.

The great work of our members utilizing kind and respectful debating and sharing intelligent and articulate thoughts and ideas is sure to leave an impression on everyone in attendance. We can only hope that the legislators in attendance will respect and honor the vast amount of public opinion they received today.

Good spirits and patience ruled the day despite the treatment of our kind as second class citizens. Lines of good people wrapped around the building waiting to be screened by the metal detectors installed because of some ridiculous and misplaced apparent fear of peaceful gun owners.

The hypocrisy of the metal detectors and armed guards was not lost on most in attendance who noted that the same provisions are not available for schools across the state despite both the LOB and schools having the same designations as ‘Gun Free Zones’.

Would it be acceptable to treat any other generalized group of people this way?

If our legislators are important enough to protect with their own armed police force and metal detectors, why have so many legislators mocked the idea of doing the same in our schools? Why have they not embraced the National Rifle Association’s offer to fund and arrange training for such changes?

Senator Ed Meyer reported to a crowd in a church in Guilford at an anti-rights rally and again in Branford at a similar anti-rights rally that he had looked into the cost of such security, but had concluded that it was cheaper to ban guns instead. Would Senator Meyer or the other legislators agree with reassigning the Capitol Police to guard those schools?

 

Why not?


More information on this issue can be found on http://ctcarry.com.

Written Testimony: http://ctcarry.com/Document/Details/edb0778f-bb83-45f0-a1a0-3d7f67259ccb

Verbal Testimony: http://ctcarry.com/Document/Details/6fe6192f-7e2b-4b30-af13-a4d185df072b

Connecticut Carry is dedicated to advancing and protecting the fundamental civil rights of the men and women of Connecticut to keep and bear arms for defense of themselves and the state as guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Constitution of Connecticut.
 

Contact:
Richard Burgess
President
Connecticut Carry, Inc
Ph: 203-208-9577
Email: rich@ctcarry.com
http://ctcarry.com



Contact: Rich Burgess
Connecticut Carry
203.208.9577
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Connecticut Carry

Press Release

Guns Across America Rally in Hartford

Over a thousand gun rights supporters brave the cold to gather at the Capitol

Hartford, Connecticut, 01/19/2013:

Connecticut Carry attended the Guns Across America rally in Hartford on 1/19/2012 along with at least a thousand other pro-gun Connecticut residents. It was encouraging to see people come out and show their support for gun rights as well as their opposition to the new proposed gun control bills. The rally was organized by individuals through a Facebook page and other social media formats. With this example of what may be accomplished through a simple Facebook page and grassroots activism, there is a lot of hope for the efforts of Connecticut’s state level organizations throughout this legislative session.

The media was also in attendance. Although the legislators were away enjoying their weekends, one of the Senators stopped by.  Senator Bye stood in the back of the crowd looking uninterested and rolling her eyes at some of the speakers and the cheering crowds when she wasn’t staring down into her phone. Our hope is that at least a little of the spirit and some of the message sank in with Senator Bye. Senator Bye is the proponent of two bills “To require firearm owners to maintain liability insurance and establish a sales tax on the sale of ammunition at a rate of fifty per cent” (HB-5268 & SB-140 ). Such bigotry is shocking, but seems to be the norm with our current legislators.

Connecticut Carry urges our members and Connecticut residents to keep the momentum rolling. Don’t stop now by assuming that a rally was enough to defeat the proposed bills. It is still as important as ever to write to your legislators in opposition to these laws. It is extremely important to attend the public hearings at the Legislative Office Building and testify, whether you do so orally in person or by submitting written testimony.

 

More information on this issue can be found on http://ctcarry.com.

Connecticut Carry is dedicated to advancing and protecting the fundamental civil rights of the men and women of Connecticut to keep and bear arms for defense of themselves and the state as guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Constitution of Connecticut.
 

Contact:
Richard Burgess
President
Connecticut Carry, Inc
Ph: 203-208-9577
Email: rich@ctcarry.com
http://ctcarry.com



Contact: Rich Burgess
Connecticut Carry
203.208.9577
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Connecticut Carry

Press Release

Weston Board of Selectmen Meeting Report

Selectmen made to back down from proposed gun ban ordinance

Connecticut, January 17th, 2013:

Connecticut Carry was on site in Weston at the Board of Selectmen meeting with volunteers in a standing-room-only middle school cafeteria with approximately 200 people. Connecticut Carry spent most of the meeting talking to residents and local police about their concerns and questions related to the proposed ban. The Weston Police Department once again showed remarkable resolve and grace in the face of an ordinance that would be downright ridiculous for them to try and enforce.

Literature disappeared as quickly as it could be distributed and Weston residents once again came fully armed with their own knowledge and research about the facts surrounding their town’s proposed gun ban. It is difficult to tell if the reams of information we distributed at the police commissioner’s meeting helped, but it certainly felt like it.

Town residents made it clear that the select people had overstepped their bounds and had brought needless negative national attention and potential legal liability to their small town. Residents uniformly rejected the proposed tyranny of the Board of Selectmen and instead offered solid suggestions to put armed security in the schools and to look into changes to mental health care instead.

A small group of extreme anti-rights activists from the CSGV-spawned ‘March for Change’ would occasionally speak up with their typical inflammatory talking points about removing civil rights from the town of Weston so that they could send their children to a stranger’s house unsupervised with no parental responsibility. These arguments were met with limited and sporadic applause from even their own activists.

Meanwhile, the residents of Weston that stood their ground and defended their rights were met with large amounts of applause and even shouts of encouragement. There was a real feeling of community amongst the Weston residents present and everyone was courteous and polite.

During the meeting it became clear that the Board of Selectmen had retreated from their ridiculous gun ban ordinance and gone back to discussing clarifications to their 1990 unlawful discharge ordinance. The Board of Selectmen cited a huge outpouring of resistance to their plans from across the state and from across the country as reasons why they had reconsidered their stances.

Connecticut Carry will continue to monitor the ongoing discussions, work closely with residents and the police department and educate and inform those involved as to what is legally acceptable and to advocate on behalf of the residents of Weston.

We are excited to see that the residents of Weston have backed their Board of Selectmen down. They all deserve a pat on the back for having such resolve. This isn’t completely over yet, but they have sure come a long way!

More information on this issue can be found on http://ctcarry.com/WestonBan.

Information handouts for this event:

Proposed Ordinance

Crime Facts

Armed Citizen Incidents

Talking Points

Connecticut Carry is dedicated to advancing and protecting the fundamental civil rights of the men and women of Connecticut to keep and bear arms for defense of themselves and the state as guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Constitution of Connecticut.
 

Contact:
Richard Burgess
President
Connecticut Carry, Inc
Ph: 203-208-9577
Email: rich@ctcarry.com
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Contact: Rich Burgess
Connecticut Carry
203.208.9577
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Connecticut Carry

Press Release

Senator Meyer hosts anti-gun rally in Guilford

Illegally waves a BB gun ‘Assault weapon’ around

Guilford, Connecticut, January 13th, 2013:

Senator Ed Meyer hosted an anti-gun rally disguised as a ‘gun violence forum’ at the First Congregational Church in Guilford Connecticut. The rally started with a representative of the church’s ‘peace committee’ citing information that was blatantly false such as:

·         It is constitutional to ban firearms.

·         The Second Amendment is about militias and therefore does not apply to individuals.

·         America is somehow more violent than other countries.

·         Modern sporting rifles are a main culprit of the violent crime.

·         Violence is on the rise in America.

These anti-rights talking points are clearly false and have been disproven in such works as “More Guns, Less Crime” by John Lott, and by simply looking at FBI crime data which is released annually and is freely available to the public on their website. Violent crime has been on a steady decline for decades, regardless of the sales of these types of firearms and the overwhelming spread of more lenient laws that allow more citizens across the nation to carry firearms in public. The Federal Assault Weapons Ban of 1994 did nothing to change crime statistics or provide for public safety, nor did it prevent such heinous acts as the Columbine massacre or the North Hollywood shootout, although it did hinder the response to the North Hollywood incident.

Senator Meyer went on to tell people erroneously that his bill won’t affect most of them and that there have been no cases of self defense with a firearm in Connecticut. Senator Meyer had no sufficient answer for the gentlemen from Madison who stood up and recounted his experience as a child when a violent criminal tried to break into his home and his sister protected him with a semi-automatic shotgun without needing to fire a single shot, thankfully. Senator Meyer did not want to hear from Connecticut Carry President Rich Burgess about the estimated 1.5 – 2.5 million uses of firearms in self defense each year. The NRA keeps an archive of such stories on their ‘Armed Citizen’ website. Indeed, there are 82 such incidents in Connecticut alone, and this is likely a tiny portion of the actual events.

Senator Ed Meyer would not call on Connecticut Carry Rich Burgess who was ready and willing to ask why Senator Meyer would bother with such a bill when the DC v Heller case(s) so clearly outlined that it would be unconstitutional to ban guns in ‘common use’ like all of the guns Senator Meyer proposes to ban. The Supreme Court also ruled that citizens could not be required by law to store their firearms where they would be inaccessible to them. Senator Meyer claims to have consulted with an attorney about these issues but obviously did not consult with an appropriate attorney that understood our current legal landscape.

Senator Meyer then went on to introduce a guest he had invited, Retired Police Officer Pat Leary, who pulled out a facsimile of an AR 15, which he identified as a ‘BB gun’ and stated it was ‘not loaded’. He then proceeded to wave it around the room as he described why he thought the laws should be changed to ban that type of firearm.

Connecticut Carry President Rich Burgess contacted the Guilford Police Department about the incident and described that this is a clear violation of Connecticut General Statute Sec. 53-206.” Carrying of dangerous weapons prohibited”. The situation is under investigation by the Guilford Police Department. Retired Officer Pat Leary demonstrated another thing: How archaic and completely ridiculous our laws in this state are and how most police officers do not know or understand those laws.

Senator Ed Meyer also came out of the church carrying the same BB gun and admitted to not knowing the law. We expect the Guilford Police Department will also investigate his actions, as they confirmed in front of us that the church did not have knowledge of this dangerous and unlawful stunt.

·         More information on this issue can be found on http://ctcarry.com.

·         NRA-ILA’s Armed Citizen: http://www.nraila.org/gun-laws/armed-citizen.aspx

·         Self defense incidents in Connecticut: http://www.nraila.org/gun-laws/armed-citizen.aspx?s=&st=10471&pageNum=1

·         DC v Heller: http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/07-290.ZS.html

·         Defensive Gun Use numbers: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles/165476.pdf

 

Connecticut Carry is dedicated to advancing and protecting the fundamental civil rights of the men and women of Connecticut to keep and bear arms for defense of themselves and the state as guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Constitution of Connecticut.
 

Contact:
Richard Burgess
President
Connecticut Carry, Inc
Ph: 203-208-9577
Email: rich@ctcarry.com
http://ctcarry.com

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Connecticut Carry
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Connecticut Carry

Press Release

Weston Police Commission Report

Commission tables discussion on proposed gun ban

Connecticut, January 10th, 2013:

Connecticut Carry was on hand with a core group of volunteers in a packed meeting room to witness the police commission of Weston table a discussion on a proposed gun ban. According to the police commission, they feel it is too early to discuss such a ban since the first draft of the ordinance is being rewritten after being found to be too restrictive and the selectmen were unable to produce the copy of the ordinance to get proper input from the commission.

Connecticut Carry shares in and supports the commission’s decision to wait for a real ordinance to be discussed. This should also allow some hysteria to pass and for cooler minds prevail. We found very little support for the proposed ban in the crowded meeting hall as First Selectwoman Gayle Weinstein vigorously tried to push the old draft of the ordinance in front of the commission, trying to get them to comment on an ordinance revision that has no chance of passing and is full of constitutional pitfalls that will end up bankrupting the town through ensuing litigation.

Connecticut Carry spent much of the meeting passing out talking points and factual references to help educate the crowd and the officials as to the problems with the ordinance. The literature was well received and was immediately used by residents to question the legitimacy of the ordinance and the motivations of the selectmen.

The town of Weston has our full support and attention in getting this ordinance shelved for good as that is the only appropriate outcome for such a silly, dangerous, reckless and hysterical ordinance that the First Selectwoman and Selectmen seek to inflict upon the residents of Weston.

More information on this issue can be found on http://ctcarry.com/WestonBan.

Connecticut Carry is dedicated to advancing and protecting the fundamental civil rights of the men and women of Connecticut to keep and bear arms for defense of themselves and the state as guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Constitution of Connecticut.

Contact:
Richard Burgess
President
Connecticut Carry, Inc
Ph: 203-208-9577
Email: rich@ctcarry.com
http://ctcarry.com