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Challenge To Gun Law Claims Abuse of 'E-Cert' Exception To Legislative Process
The Hartford Courant ^ | July 9, 2013 | JON LENDER

Posted on 07/10/2013 7:19:46 AM PDT by Daffynition

A federal lawsuit filed Monday by the firearms industry to challenge the state's new gun-control law doesn't mention Second Amendment arguments by other gun-rights advocates — but instead alleges an abuse of "emergency certification" procedures that bypass the General Assembly's committee process and public hearings.

"There was no emergency other than one of political expediency" when legislative leaders used the emergency procedures on April 3 and 4 to push a 139-page bill through the House and Senate that legislators hadn't had a chance to read, said Lawrence G. Keane, senior vice president and general counsel for the National Shooting Safety Foundation, the Newtown-based firearms industry group that filed the lawsuit.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 07/10/2013 7:19:46 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition
It was an "emergency" because the usual suspects wanted it so badly. Just like every other piece of legislation that has seen the light the past 20-30-? years.

Can someone, anyone, find me a new law that has actually been necessary and could not have been resolved simply by reading the original meaning of the Constitution?

2 posted on 07/10/2013 8:31:46 AM PDT by Pecos (If more sane people carried guns, fewer crazies would get off a second shot.)
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To: Pecos

>>the usual suspects<<

Dick Blumenthal


3 posted on 07/10/2013 1:46:17 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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