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Old 07-08-2013, 11:14 PM   #1
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Default Firearms Industry Files Suit against Connecticut

Just wanted to bring you up to date on news from the National Shooting Sport Foundation and the Firearms Industry.

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

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, today filed suit in federal court for the District of Connecticut alleging that Governor 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 Senate Bill 1160, a package of strict gun control regulations.

The suit further alleges that enactment of the new law violates fundamental due process rights guaranteed by both the Connecticut and United States Constitutions. NSSF is asking the court to declare the law invalid and issue an injunction prohibiting its enforcement.

"A 139-page bill was assembled behind closed doors, bypassing both the public hearing and committee processes, and quickly sent to floor votes on the same day in both the House and Senate where legislators did not have adequate time to even read the bill. The governor then signed the package into law the next day. All of this is in violation of guarantees citizens are supposed to have under Connecticut State Statutes and protections in our State and U.S. Constitutions for which our forefathers fought," said Lawrence G. Keane, senior vice president and general counsel, NSSF. "Our suit focuses on this abuse of process that has resulted in enacted law that does nothing to improve public safety, while resulting in adverse effects on law-abiding citizens, manufacturers, retailers and sportsmen's organizations."

The filing can be accessed at http://www.nssf.org/share/PDF/NSSFComplaint-FILED_070813.pdf.

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And the gun manufacturer in CN did not join suit?

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And the gun manufacturer in CN did not join suit?
PTR is going to move out, just trying to decide on where to go - or who will take them.

Not sure of any others, but a few friends that live there are saying more are doing the same.

If that's the case, I really don't see many manufacturers joining the suit.
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I wish them luck. There are only two things a politician is concerned with: tax revenue and voter turn-out. Anything short of that and they couldn't care less and filing a lawsuit isn't going to stop them from doing it again if they lose.
I refer you to Chicago and DC as perfect examples.

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I wish them luck. There are only two things a politician is concerned with: tax revenue and voter turn-out. Anything short of that and they couldn't care less and filing a lawsuit isn't going to stop them from doing it again if they lose.
I refer you to Chicago and DC as perfect examples.
That's just it. With the laws they illegally passed, at least 1 manufacturer is moving out of that state. That means they lose tax revenue. That also means job losses. Also, less product coming in state for them to tax.
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That's just it. With the laws they illegally passed, at least 1 manufacturer is moving out of that state. That means they lose tax revenue. That also means job losses. Also, less product coming in state for them to tax.
Ptr is going to SC and stag is thinking of going there to. No only if colt would do the same maybe the dictator Malloy will see hes an as#%&e. These laws already cost about 300 people there jobs. Between ptr, mossberg, stag, colt. And all the third party machine shops that do gun parts.
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Its going to take just about all the gun manufacturers to leave and the businesses that support them in the manufacturing process to leave for this to make anyone in DC to think twice about it. When people start voting these politicians out of office then we will see some action. Its just getting more and more ridiculous.

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A counter-punch from the gun industry. Good. It's about time.

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If only the gun industry in MA would do the same thing!

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Once Gun Valley,now dominated by SB Liberals,I could go on and on but that's only old History,the majority of our guns were manufactured in Massachusetts,Connecticut and New York,move out Remington!

And shove it up Andy Cuomo's Rectum!

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