Was Connecticut’s Governor Just “Making Stuff Up” About Denying Firearms to Those on Watch Lists?

Was Connecticut’s Governor Just “Making Stuff Up” About Denying Firearms to Those on Watch Lists?

CAN GOVERNORS OBTAIN FEDERAL “WATCH LISTS?” by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 18, 2015) — On December 10, two-term Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced his intention to sign an executive order which would prohibit anyone on a federal “watch list” from obtaining or retaining a pistol permit or firearm within the Constitution State. The executive order […]

Will Connecticut State Police “Confiscate” Firearms?

Will Connecticut State Police “Confiscate” Firearms?

PANIC OR PRECAUTION? by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 28, 2014) — On April 4, 2013, a bill reclassifying over 100 types of firearms was passed by the Connecticut General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in response to the horrific murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown the previous December. The […]

Federal Judge Upholds New York’s Expanded Firearms Ban

Federal Judge Upholds New York’s Expanded Firearms Ban

BUT STRIKES DOWN SEVEN-ROUND RESTRICTION by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 31, 2013) — A federal judge in upstate New York ruled on Tuesday that while portions of the new firearms law known as the SAFE Act are constitutional, a provision limiting rounds to seven in ten-round magazines is not. Eight plaintiffs filed a lawsuit in March […]

Connecticut Residents Stand in Line to Register “Assault Weapons” by Deadline

Connecticut Residents Stand in Line to Register “Assault Weapons” by Deadline

BUT WILL IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE? by Sharon Rondeau (Dec. 30, 2013) — On April 4, 2013, the Connecticut General Assembly passed Public Act 13-3, which reclassified approximately 100 firearms as “assault weapons” requiring registration with the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) before January 1, 2014. On Monday, hundreds of firearms owners […]

A Gun In A Newtown Coffee Shop

“MISDIRECTED EMOTIONS” by Lou Carpenter, ©2013, blogging at CCDL Blog (Aug. 11, 2013) — There is one other town between my home and Newtown. Through the years, I’ve spent a lot of time in the Newtown/Sandy Hook community, through friendships, working, shopping, dining, motorcycling, fishing, hunting, and drinking coffee. I too, have personal connections to […]

The Post & Email Interviews the Connecticut Citizens Defense League on Second Amendment Rights pb

The Post & Email Interviews the Connecticut Citizens Defense League on Second Amendment Rights pb

“CARRY ON!” by Sharon Rondeau (Mar. 20, 2013) — Last Thursday, The Public Safety Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly held an open meeting to consider 11 bills introduced in the current legislative session to amend the state’s firearms laws. One of the measures under consideration is HB 6595, which would “prohibit the discharge of […]