Connecticut: Legislature Adjourns Sine Die, but Not Before Governor Signs Gun Control Bill

Gun Rights

It was a busy week in Hartford.  On Tuesday, anti-gun Gov. Ned Lamont inked his signature on more Second Amendment restrictions in Connecticut.  Late Wednesday night, the Legislature wrapped up its 2023 regular session.  That’s usually a time when gun owners in Connecticut can breathe a sigh of relief, however, this time, more damage was done.

Earlier in the week, the Governor signed H.6667 which contained several firearm restrictions including a ban on open carry and the adoption of gun rationing, limiting a person to 3 pistols per month.  The bill also bans and requires registration of Connecticut “others” and ’94 prebans.  The Legislature didn’t stop there.  This terrible bill also has restrictive mandatory storage provisions, additional FFL regulations and body armor purchase restrictions.  

For as bad as the bill was, some of the original proposals contained in the bill were even worse, including microstamping, which is nothing more than a backdoor traditional handgun ban.  There were other provisions removed from the final legislation that included age restrictions, waiting periods and bar and restaurant prohibitions.  

While serious about attacking law-abiding citizens, the anti-gun Legislature and Governor seem less concerned about enforcing the laws already on the books.  This is yet another glaring reminder that elections have consequences.  As we enter an important election year in 2024, we will be here, ready to remind you of those who continue to attack our Second Amendment.  

Thank you to all the NRA members who contacted their legislators and continue to fight for our rights.  

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