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Judge upholds Connecticut gun control law passed after Newtown shootings
Reuters ^ | January 30, 2014 | Ellen Wulfhorst

Posted on 01/31/2014 1:05:27 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Edited on 01/31/2014 2:11:58 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

A federal judge on Thursday upheld Connecticut's tough gun control law that was passed in the wake of the deadly 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The stringent law is constitutional, said the ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Alfred Covello, denying a legal challenge by a group of gun owners.


(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; alfredcovello; alfredvcovello; awb; banglist; connecticut; guncontrol; judiciary; newtown; sandyhook

1 posted on 01/31/2014 1:05:27 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It will probably be challenged.


2 posted on 01/31/2014 1:22:44 AM PST by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I think I could count the number of blacks and Mexicans I've seen in new england on two hands.

I find that interesting because they're so fond of calling us racist for being pro-gun, pro-self defense, and anti-amnesty. I think new england needs some color. They aren't eating the garbage they're serving.

If I lived in connecticut, I would fight to turn my state into a mecca for brown and black. And then, once it was, I would move far away.

3 posted on 01/31/2014 1:33:40 AM PST by RC one
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Watch gun crime go up now.


4 posted on 01/31/2014 1:47:46 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Criminals here almost assume we’re armed, even the ladies. And they’re right.


5 posted on 01/31/2014 2:05:53 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The new law is clearly unconstitutional. The court’s ruling is not only wrong but also illegitimate. Still, the law and the ruling will make life harder for decent people in that state.


6 posted on 01/31/2014 2:25:52 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We had concealed carry here in GA long before you guys and FL did. About 5% of the adult population has a CCW license, a fact you don’t see in the news much.


7 posted on 01/31/2014 2:31:18 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Take it to the USSC.


8 posted on 01/31/2014 3:10:04 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Any CT FReepers please check out the Facebook page of Connecticut Citizens Defense League. They are the driving force behind the challenge to the law.
9 posted on 01/31/2014 3:11:39 AM PST by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: beelzepug

So what, Roberts will rule it is a tax, or some such inanity. Face it, the Constitution today is a nice piece of paper. In Acirema all is upside down and backwards. Criminals are rewarded. Honest citizens are punished.

The Republic is in more danger than at any time in its history. Even the War of Yankee Aggression was open conflict. This is a peaceful destruction. If now is not the time for upside down flags, it never will be.


10 posted on 01/31/2014 4:30:49 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I waited nine months for this piece of sh*t ruling!? Is there any logic left in the judiciary?


11 posted on 01/31/2014 4:59:55 AM PST by kickstart ("A gun is a tool. It is only as good or as bad as the man who uses it" . Alan Ladd in 'Shane')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Commie judge rules Unconstitutional law to be constitutional.
Wow.

Surprised? Not me.


12 posted on 01/31/2014 5:19:26 AM PST by Flintlock ( islam is a LIE, mohammed was a CRIMINAL, shira is POISON.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am sure that Colt, Ruger, Mossberg, Marlin and other firearm companies in Connecticut will be very interested.

BREAKING: Federal Court Says Connecticut’s Gun Ban is Legal
January 30 2014
by Dan Cannon
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In a blow to gun rights everywhere, a federal judge has ruled that Connecticut’s ban on “assault weapons” (yes, that is an actual, legal term in the state of Connecticut now) is completely constitutional.

The court case was brought by a large group of gun manufacturers, retailers, gun rights groups and individual gun owners.

According to The Courant,

“The court concludes that the legislation is constitutional,” senior U.S. District Judge Alfred V. Covello wrote in a decision published late Thursday. “While the act burdens the plaintiffs’ Second Amendment rights, it is substantially related to the important governmental interest of public safety and crime control.”

The legislature enacted comprehensive restrictions on ownership of semiautomatic weapons and ammunition early last year in the emotionally charged weeks following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. Troubled gunman Adam Lanza killed 20 first-grade students and six women with a now-banned AR-15 Bushmaster assault rifle his mother bought…

…”Obviously, the court cannot foretell how successful the legislation will be in preventing crime,” Covello wrote. “Nevertheless, for the purposes of the court’s inquiry here, Connecticut, in passing the legislation, has drawn reasonable inferences from substantial evidence.”

The plaintiffs are expected to appeal the decision.

U.S. District Judge Alfred V. Covello is 81 years old and was appointed by President George HW Bush (aka Bush Sr.) back in 1992.

http://gunssavelives.net/news/breaking-federal-court-says-connecticuts-gun-ban-is-legal/


13 posted on 01/31/2014 5:38:12 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Connecticut has turned into a welfare state. Sad to see. Time to get the h*ll out of here.


14 posted on 01/31/2014 5:44:31 AM PST by McGruff (I'm a Conservative. Not necessarily a Republican.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Take it to SCOTUS if necessary.


15 posted on 01/31/2014 5:51:32 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

And more gun manufacturers move out.


16 posted on 01/31/2014 6:03:17 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The more they tell me I don’t need 30 round magazines, the more I know I do need them.

Bastards!


17 posted on 01/31/2014 6:06:04 AM PST by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad. :()
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To: McGruff

Me too. :(


18 posted on 01/31/2014 6:06:31 AM PST by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad. :()
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“While the act burdens the plaintiffs’ Second Amendment rights,...”

Stop right there judge!

In those words right there you are admitting that the ruling today will be infringing and the law is unconstitutional. Yet offers no constitutional basis for the second part of that statement ruling justifying such infringing. What, because I feel like it? Because it happens to be a popular opinion because a majority of the main stream media opinion pages say so?


19 posted on 01/31/2014 6:08:56 AM PST by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

Stanford Law Professor: Second Amendment Is About Restricting Gun Rights…

Has he even read the Second Amendment?

Via Daily Caller:

A Stanford University law professor took the view that the Second Amendment permits strong gun control, telling the crowd that “restriction has to be at the core” of the right to carry a gun.

John J. Donohue, a member of the Stanford Law School faculty, made his remarks during a debate with attorney Donald Kilmer, an adjunct professor at Lincoln Law School of San Jose.

“I support the right to self-defense,” said Donohue during the debate, according to The Stanford Review. “But that doesn’t mean that you have a right to high-capacity magazines.” [...]

He also criticized the argument that the right to bear arms was necessary for American citizens to guard against tyranny.

“It’s fanciful to think that guns in the hands of citizens acts as a realistic check,” said Donohue. “They’re not really trained to do so. And it’s fanciful to think that the military would ever turn on U.S. citizens.”

http://weaselzippers.us/


20 posted on 01/31/2014 6:11:22 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

“reasonable inferences from substantial evidence”

Hmmm...I am unaware of ANY study showing gun bans reduce violent crime. So what is the “substantial evidence”, other than loudly spoken assertions?


21 posted on 01/31/2014 6:15:40 AM PST by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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Hmmm...I am unaware of ANY study showing gun bans reduce violent crime. So what is the “substantial evidence”, other than loudly spoken assertions?

Short answer, zip point squat, to the doodly power, but, then again, you knew that...

the infowarrior

22 posted on 01/31/2014 6:20:06 AM PST by infowarrior
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To: RC one

What does this racist post have to do with the article?


23 posted on 01/31/2014 6:44:39 AM PST by TalonDJ
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To: Mr Rogers

Why are gun grabbers so violent? Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence legislator in jail for beating his girlfriend
January 30, 2014

How embarrassing. A Massachusetts low-information legislator is now appearing at the Bay State’s capitol building in handcuffs to testify at hearings.

Who is this Democrat state representative and why is he in cuffs?

His name is Carlos Henriquez.

He’s in cuffs following his conviction for beating the snot out of his then-girlfriend in July 2012.

Democrat inmate lawmaker Rep. Carlos Henriquez is steadfastly refusing to resign his seat, and he is doggedly holding onto his job, trying to execute it from his jail cell while he serves a 6-month jail term – for beating the snot out of that former girlfriend.

The sweet irony here is that Democrat inmate lawmaker Rep. Carlos Henriquez has a been an ardent supporter of the Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence. We think we know why. It’s self-interest as he doesn’t want people in general, and his dating pool of single ladies in particular, to have the means to defend themselves from violent perpetrators like him.

The irony is extra rich as he had the audacity to appear at a Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence event late last year, while his trial was pending following his July 2012 arrest on the domestic violence charge.

http://www.gunssavelife.com/?p=10707


24 posted on 01/31/2014 6:49:57 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

I seriously doubt that any of them will take more than token action in response.


25 posted on 01/31/2014 7:14:33 AM PST by Pecos (The Chicago Way: Kill the Constitution, one step at a time.)
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To: TalonDJ

It has everything to do with the article and it isn’t racist. It’s an observation of fact. Liberal New England states like Connecticut pass liberal laws and push liberal agendas and then stand up on their moral high ground and say, look at us, we’re tolerant and conservatives are racists. Never mind the fact that, for some strange reason, they are the whitest most unintegrated states in the union. I personally can’t wait for global warming to raise the oceans and drown these sanctimonious rats.


26 posted on 01/31/2014 4:54:46 PM PST by RC one
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