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Posts Tagged ‘connecticut’

Conn. Governor Malloy and his Gun Politics


I guess that Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy must have missed us. And by “missed us”, I mean he missed making up stuff about us or either pretending he doesn’t know much about the firearms industry that has such a significant presence in his state or is so uneducated about federal and state law that it […]



Let’s Get the Facts Right and Concentrate on Criminals Who Use Guns


Last week in our headquarters state’s largest newspaper, Ron Pinciaro, the leader of the anti-gun group Connecticut Against Gun Violence, authored an op-ed, “Stop In-State Gun Trafficking to Criminals,” Although the space that the Hartford Courant allowed us was short, we did respond to the inaccurate and misleading essay. Here’s what we would have said […]



California Ammo Ban A Sign of the Next Wave of Gun Control


It hasn’t been the best year for those who would restrict our Second Amendment rights.  After starting the year talking about hastily passing bills to drastically curtail law-abiding Americans’ Second Amendment rights, the anti-gun movement fell flat when the Senate shot down the Bloomberg/Obama anti-gun agenda. While some individual state legislatures passed anti-gun laws, those […]



NSSF Files Suit Alleging Process Used to Pass Gun Regulations Violated Connecticut Statutes and Constitution


The National Shooting Sports Foundation today filed suit in federal court for the District of Connecticut alleging that Gov. Dannel Malloy and the leadership of the Connecticut General Assembly misused the so-called “emergency certification” exception to circumvent the safeguards of the normal legislative process and in violation of Connecticut statutory law in order to pass […]



Connecticut Gunmaker Announces Decision to Move


It took less than a week. On April 4, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy signed into law a package of gun-control legislation drawn up in secret by a small group of state legislators and never put before a public hearing. Most legislators had little time to even read the 139 page bill. In the enacted law, […]



Connecticut Gov. Malloy’s Double Standard on Firearms


Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is trying to have his cake and eat it too. On one hand, Malloy is pushing hard for a gun-control package that would limit magazine size and ban semi-automatic firearms – both measures that would make products manufactured by Connecticut’s gun industry illegal to own in the state where they were […]



Ahead of Conn. Forum on Gun Control, O.F. Mossberg’s Joe Bartozzi Pens Op-Ed


The City of Hartford, Connecticut’s two most legendary residents have to be Mark Twain and Samuel Colt. So, it seems appropriate that on Friday, March 22, a public forum on gun control will be held at the historic Mark Twain House. On the dais will be Joe Bartozzi, senior vice president and general counsel of […]



Gun Owners, Industry Pack Legislative Office Building in Hartford


More than 3,000 gun owners and members of the firearms industry from across Connecticut filled the halls of the state Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Conn., today. Some photos from Lobby Day at the State Capitol:            



NSSF Issues Statement on Connecticut Legislative Proposals


NSSF issued the following statement today: The firearms industry has a long history in Connecticut and to this day has a sizeable economic presence and workforce in the Constitution State. We are disappointed therefore that the General Assembly’s Task Force could not reach a bipartisan agreement on proposals to prevent future violence involving the criminal […]



Connecticut Firearms Industry, Employees Speak Up in Video


The employees and management of three Connecticut-based companies in the firearms industry speak out about their jobs and their combined economic impact on the state in a video released today by NSSF. Release of the video featuring individuals from O.F. Mossberg & Sons of North Haven; and Stag Arms and Ammunition Storage Components, both of […]



NSSF Issues Statement on Conn. Governor’s Gun Control Proposal


NSSF issued the following statement today: As the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry with a sizeable economic presence and workforce in Connecticut, we at the NSSF and our members based in the state will review Gov. Malloy’s proposals in detail. We certainly hope to have the opportunity to engage with him in […]



Firearms Industry Holds Press Conference at Connecticut State Capitol


Leaders from the National Shooting Sports Foundation and Connecticut-based firearms manufacturers held a press conference today to discuss the important role the industry plays in Connecticut’s economy and its willingness to work with the state legislature to be part of the solution in making society safer. More than 100 people, including representatives from every major media outlet […]



Connecticut Moves Forward With Magazine Ban and Other Legislation


This past Friday, members of the Connecticut Judiciary Committee decided to move forward with drafting legislation to ban what they call “high capacity” magazines. NSSF will continue to monitor the situation and inform everyone about the bill once it is drafted. Also, the Public Safety Committee will be holding a hearing this Thursday, Feb. 10, […]