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BUT IT HASN’T PASSED YET
by Sharon Rondeau
(Apr. 3, 2013) — The Connecticut State legislature is still deliberating a new gun law which the media predicted would easily pass muster on Wednesday as of press time at 4:55 p.m. EDT.
Obama is in Colorado today touting “new federal laws” which have not yet been passed and congratulating Colorado for passing more stringent gun laws. However, Colorado’s new laws have caused at least two gun manufacturers to announce plans to relocate. Hunters have also stated they will avoid going to Colorado and sportsmen’s contests planned for the summer have been canceled.
In February, Malloy had stated that the Connecticut General Assembly was not moving fast enough on crafting stricter firearms legislation and that he wanted new laws stricter than any federal law which might be passed by Congress.
The impending new laws caused a run on gun stores in Connecticut on Tuesday.
Connecticut has historically been home to leading gun manufacturers, including one which supplied President Theodore Roosevelt with a 12-gauge double-barrel shotgun before he traveled to Africa. Gun companies are now considering leaving the state. The total number of jobs in firearms manufacturing is estimated to be just under 3,000 by The New York Times, but a second source reports that the number is closer to 7,000.
New gun laws have been proposed in several states following the rampage of Adam Lanza in Newtown, CT, who killed his mother and then went to the Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed 20 children and six educators on December 14, 2012. Lanza apparently had Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism, which manifests itself as awkwardness in social situations and difficulties in communicating.
At least two Connecticut legislators have been directed to the investigation conducted by the Maricopa County, AZ Cold Case Posse’s findings regarding Obama’s Selective Service registration card and long-form birth certificate.
The media has described the Connecticut gun proposals as “sweeping.”