Time to get out pen and paper, if you haven't already.
The majority of these bills are in the Judiciary committee.
Bottling them up in committee is our first line of defense - if they aren't reported out of committee, we won't have the risk of rinos voting for them. Write your congress-critter AND the committee members.
Succinct, cogent arguments and not emotional displays are our best bet.
Now go git 'em!
Heh. Guess I’ll learn - how does one edit one’s title after posting?
I’d love to contact my Senator. (Jeff Flake) but he doesn’t yet have an e-mail address and I wonder if calling his office is worth while. McCain of course is just useless.
Doctor probes teen on guns in the home - January 23, 2013 - In pro-gun-regulation Illinois where politicians would rather play gun control politics than fight the murderous street gangs a young man was admitted to the hospital.
When the page loads click your PRINT PREVIEW to read the article.
We should send our legislators in the House and Senate a rubber” NO “ stamp and tell them to use it on all anti 2nd amendment legislation.
reid is eliminating the filibuster rule.
How about some of our own bills?
federally precluding states from adopting capacity standards less than 30 (since that is a magic number)
eliminating AG discretion and have “shall issue” type rules.
most of the compromise stuff seems to be from shop owners who hate private sales. Straw man deals are already illegal.
ALERT! CT Plans To Bypass Public Hearings! Posted on January 18, 2013
According to recently published news accounts, your elected representatives in Hartford are planning to enact gun control laws without giving the people a chance to be heard. The CT Mirror reports:
Legislative leaders of both parties say their goal is to agree on proposals involving gun control, mental health and school safety that can go into an emergency-certified bill, a process that bypasses normal public hearing and committee processes. (emphasis mine)
The Norwich Bulletin thinks we have 6 weeks or less.
Legislative leaders, however, want to move quicker. They announced this week the formation of their own bipartisan group of committee chairmen and ranking members to study those same issues, but with a deadline of late February to produce a bipartisan emergency certified bill.
By the way, the Bulletin is apparently ok with shutting out the public; they just wish it would happen quicker.
Remember, the legislators work for us. We vote them into office to represent our views. We are supposed to have a say in what laws govern us.
The legislative task force that is to put forth this emergency-certified bill is made up of 4 senior lawmakers, Senate President Pro Tem Donald E. Williams Jr.(D-Brooklyn), House Speaker J. Brendan Sharkey(D-Hamden), House Minority Leader Lawrence F. Cafero Jr.(R-Norwalk) and Senate Minority Leader John McKinney(R-Fairfield). It is vitally important to contact these 4 people (if you click on the names above, it will take you to their respective websites with contact info), especially if you live in their district. Explain to them not only do you oppose more gun control, but you oppose bypassing the chance for the public to speak directly to the legislators at a public hearing. The public hearing dates back to the beginnings of this nation, and is one of Americas founding principles. Our elected officials must NOT sidestep this process.
UPDATE: CCDL President Scott Wilson has issued a formal statement. You may read it here.
UPDATE 2: The task force will be having hearings BEFORE they submit a bill. More info here.
Bump for reference.