Lawmakers in the Constitution State have been considering some gun-control proposals. In fact, they’ve been holding hearings with witnesses from both sides of the issue. As such, there are a whole lot of Connecticut anti-gunners and pro-gun folks in attendance.
And while one would expect tension because of the emotions surrounding this issue, few would figure two anti-gunners would get thrown out for making gun violent threats and breaking gun laws.
The first incident happened when someone photographed an unidentified woman sending a text threatening to shoot some people. The text read, “If I had a gun, I’d blow away Sampson and a large group of NRA,” according to the Daily Caller. It is believed she meant Republican Connecticut State Senator Rob Sampson. Of course, she also mentioned wanting to shoot National Rifle Association members. When asked to leave, Capitol Police claim she was cooperative and said she sent the text to her daughter. They also determined she did not have a firearm, and realized what she did was wrong.
Later, police escorted out Connecticut Against Gun Violence Executive Director Jeremy Stein; he allegedly used Bridgeport Police Chief A.J. Perez to sneak in a firearm receiver against the rules. Stein had been scheduled to testify during the hearing.
Connecticut Anti-Gunners Pushing Laws to Combat Gun Violence
Anti-gunners have long desired additional gun laws. In fact, the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate currently have bills regarding universal background checks. Also, numerous state legislatures have introduced similar bills in recent months. However, one would think that those interested in passing more laws to reduce violence would follow current law. Otherwise, they prove that more gun laws are not the answer.
The measures committee members were discussing included:
- An update to safe storage laws
- A measure requiring anyone open-carrying a firearm to produce a permit if asked by police
- A move to regulate “ghost guns” or 3-D printed firearms and components
- A bill prohibiting cities and towns to enact their own firearms laws
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