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CT shooting ranges closing??

Discussion in 'Tri State Glockers' started by nastydru, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. nastydru


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    I received this from Bridgeport Shooting Range news letter, I thought I would share.

    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=10 width=720 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top align=left>Ranges in Jeopardy of Closing

    </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top align=left>OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
    TITLE: An Act Concerning Firing Ranges
    SUMMARY: This proposal requires any person who owns or operates a firing range to register with the
    Department of Public Safety and to require such person maintain and operate such firing range in safe
    manner, comply with environmental laws and limit noise emanating from such ranges.
    Sec. 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1,2009) (a) No person shall operate a firing range without obtaining a
    registration from the Commissioner of Public Safety. The commissioner shall develop an application for
    such registration which shall include the name and residential address of the operator, the location and
    property description of the firing range, the hours of operation and such other information as the
    commissioner deems necessary. A registration shall be effective for a period of two years from the date of
    (b) The Commissioner may revoke any registration if (1) the operator has been convicted a felony; (2) the
    operation of the firing range pose a threat to public safety; (3) the operations of the firing range violate any
    provision of title 22a; and (4) the noise level from the firing range as measured at the boundary of the
    property for which the registration has been issued exceeds 60 decibels.
    (c) As used in this section, "firing range" means any facility that is used by the public or by members of any
    club or organization for training, practice or competition involving the use of a firearm but shall not include
    any facility that is operating solely for use by sworn peace officers as training in their official capacity as
    peace officers; "commissioner" means the Commissioner of Public Safety; "firearm" and" peace officer"
    shall have the same meaning as in section 53a-3; and "threat to public safety" shall include but not be
    limited to a bullet discharged from a firearm at the firing range landing outside the property on which the
    firing range is located.
    (d) The commissioner may promulgate regulations, pursuant to chapter 54, to implement the provisions of
    this section, including but not limited to any requirements regarding the operations of such facilities.
    (e) Any person who violates the provisions of subsection (a) of this section shall be liable for a civil penalty
    of up to twenty-five thousand dollars. Each violation shall be a separate and distinct violation and, in the
    case of a continuing violation, each day's continuance thereof shall be deemed to be a separate and
    distinct violation. Upon request of the Commissioner of Public Safety, the Attorney General may bring a civil
    action in the superior court to recover civil penalties and to obtain such injunctive and equitable relief as
    the court deems appropriate.
    OPPOSE - All ranges will most likely be above 60 decibels (depending on method of testing). State
    Police would be given excessive authority to close ranges based on unspecified safety concerns.
    Call Governor Rell's office to oppose at 860-566-4840, or toll free 1-800-406-1527.
    You can also e-mail but they usually don't get your message this way.
  2. nastydru


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    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=10 width=720 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top align=left>

    Joint Judiciairy Committee

    </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top align=left>Please Contact the Joint Judiciary Committee Today!
    The anti-gun push is on in Hartford. This week, two proposals very dangerous to gun owners were "raised" and could soon be considered by the Joint Judiciary Committee.
    Raised Bill No. 603 would require all ammunition sold in Connecticut to be coded with an individual serial number (ammunition serialization) and entered into a statewide database at the time of sale. Encoded ammunition would be registered to the purchaser and would include the date of transaction, the purchaser’s name, date of birth, driver’s license number, and the serial number of the ammunition. Not only would this measure cause enormous increases in the cost of ammunition, but it could lead to the establishment of a database of ammunition consumers and ultimately the cessation of the sale of ammunition in Connecticut.
    If that weren't enough, this legislation actually exposes gun owners to risk of criminal prosecution without them even knowing it! There is no way for the ammunition consumer to be assured that the serial number imprinted on the box matches the serial number on the rounds inside. Even if the industry can or will produce this ammunition exclusively for Connecticut, the consumers will be required to register ammunition purchases and then blindly trust that the number etched on the "base of the bullet projectile" is accurately represented on the box in which it is sold. Since the "base of the bullet projectile" is necessarily obscured by the cartridge case, it is impossible for the consumer to know if he or she has accurately "registered" their purchase.
    Raised Bill No. 607 would seek to ban the sale of semi-automatic handguns not equipped with so-called "microstamping" technology. Microstamping is a failed technology that would require identifying marks to be etched into the firing pin and breech face of a firearm. The technology can easily be defeated with common household tools, has no public safety value, and adds substantially to the cost of the firearm.
    Raised Bill No. 607 doesn’t stop there! It would also outlaw the private sale or transfer of long guns
    Call Governor Rell's office to oppose at 860-566-4840, or toll free 1-800-406-1527.
    You can also e-mail but they usually don't get your message this way.