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    Arrow 'We Got Shafted': Suit Pending Against CT Gun Laws

    This was a article released on the Newtown Patch. Please go to this web page and let them know what you think of what they did here in CT and are trying to do to the rest of the nation!!!
    Here's the link 'We Got Shafted': Suit Pending Against CT Gun Laws - Newtown, CT Patch

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    A lawsuit to be filed against Connecticut's sweeping new gun laws will argue that the legislation signed into law by Governor Malloy in April was not properly vetted and pushed through in a way that snubbed the opinion of some gun owners.

    "We got shafted," said Lenny Benedetto, vice president of the Connecticut Citizens Defense League, a 7,000-member nonprofit founded in 2009 that is currently fundraising for a fight in court.

    "There was no dialogue between us and the committee," Benedetto, of Stratford, said of his group's testimony on proposed gun legislation with the Sandy Hook Advisory Committee, a panel created by Malloy to recommend legislative changes after the mass school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

    Benedetto said he was among the thousands to testify on the proposed gun reform, which included expanding the state's assault weapons ban and establishing universal background checks, both of which Malloy would eventually sign into law. But the committee asked no questions in return, which was not the case at other public hearings on issues concerning mental health or school safety, Benedetto claimed.

    Benedetto said the lawsuit will also assert that the use of emergency certification, which allows a bill to be sent directly to the House or Senate without any committee referrals or public hearings, was "absolutely uncalled for."

    "There was no emergency," he said. "It kept (the) public out of it."

    The lawsuit will further allege that many of the legislators who voted on the bill only received it the night before or the morning of the vote, meaning most did not even read the bill much less digest its contents, Benedetto said.

    When Malloy signed the bill into law on April 4, the governor said it was his hope that the legislation passed in Connecticut would inspire those in Washington to enact similar reform.

    "In some sense, I hope this is an example to the rest of the nation," Malloy said. "Certainly to our leaders in Washington, who seem so deeply divided on an issue like universal background checks, when the country is not divided itself."

    The governor said 90 percent of Americans support the universal background check stipulation in the new law. But Benedetto said that figure is "absolutely untrue." He said existing background checks keep guns out of the hands of criminals and that the new law targets the wrong people, such as a father who wants to transfer a gun to his son.

    Avon lawyer Martha Dean, a former Republican candidate for attorney general, is handling the case, Benedetto said.

    Dean reportedly received honors from the National Rifle Association last October. In January, both Republicans and Democrats reportedly criticized her following a video post on her Facebook page about the Newtown shooting.

    Benedetto said most of the money being raised for the case is coming from private donations and not any "big gun lobby." He expects the case to reach the Supreme Court and possibly take years to finish.

    And his preferred outcome: "To find that this law is unjust, unconstitutional and have it all voided."
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    I keep seeing this 90% poll that Americans want extended background check garbage. Who did they poll? They sure didn't ask anyone I know. I think they sat around and polled theirselves.
    Does anybody know where this bullcrap 90% came from. Seriously?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Everclear View Post
    I keep seeing this 90% poll that Americans want extended background check garbage. Who did they poll? They sure didn't ask anyone I know. I think they sat around and polled theirselves.
    Does anybody know where this bullcrap 90% came from. Seriously?
    I saw a "letter to the editor" in our local paper spouting that same garbage, but instead it said 90% of NRA members support it. I shot off a letter and hand delivered it to the editor, countering those lies with fact. (NRA doesn't disclose membership lists, and thus that would be a lie.). What do you think the chances are that it even gets printed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tricolordad View Post
    I saw a "letter to the editor" in our local paper spouting that same garbage, but instead it said 90% of NRA members support it. I shot off a letter and hand delivered it to the editor, countering those lies with fact. (NRA doesn't disclose membership lists, and thus that would be a lie.). What do you think the chances are that it even gets printed?
    I would not hold my breath!!!!

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    Last weekend I cleaned out the guns that my girlfriends dad had shipped back to her mom in CT from Germany in 1945. Haven't been out of the 'box' for at least 40 years. But, if (and when) they decide to search, pick up and fine or jail her, I brought them to the gun friendly state of Vermont. Relics all, but they are all treated as 'evil bad guns'. She lives about 12 miles from Newtown. Her home is now a gun free zone. Gives you that warm fuzzy feeling.

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    The gun owners in CT, NY, IL, and CA have my sympathy but someone voted for these progressive, petty tyrants. I heard gun owners at a gun show say what a great President Obama was and how he actually would protect the second amendment. How many gun owners voted for progressives because they wanted free stuff, wanted protection from the thugs that progressives created, and said nothing to your neighbors when they spouted their liberal talking points. I know it is trite expression; but yes, we do get the government that we deserve. Start working now to get these progressives out of office. We are losing our liberty and the republic because of the prodigious supply of uninformed, idiot voters.

  8. Quote Originally Posted by Everclear View Post
    I keep seeing this 90% poll that Americans want extended background check garbage. Who did they poll? They sure didn't ask anyone I know. I think they sat around and polled theirselves.
    Does anybody know where this bullcrap 90% came from. Seriously?
    I think this came from a CBS News/New York Times poll back in January. The problem is, like most polls, the answers all depends on how you word the question. If you ask, "Are you in favor of increasing background checks?" you get one number; but if you ask, "Do you think a father should be able to pass on a family gun to his son without background checks," you get a very different number! The actual question asked in the CBS/Times poll was "Do you favor or oppose a federal law requiring background checks on all potential gun buyers?" The result was that 92% said they favored.
    Interestingly enough, a Gallup Poll on April 29 showed that support appears to be down for background checks. The poll asked "Do you think the Senate should or should not have passed the measure to expand background checks for gun purchases?" Only 65% said they thought the Senate should have passed it, compares to 29% who said they should not have, with 6% listed as undecided. This is nowhere near the 92% on the CBS/Times poll, and this 65% was for a much less pervasive background check proposal than "requiring background checks on all potential gun buyers." By the way, this same Gallup poll asked the earlier question about whether poll participants favored increased background checks, and support is down to 83% on a question similar to that on the CBS/Times poll.
    Which just shows, I think, that polling numbers change over time, and depend on how a question is asked!!!

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