Firearms Industry Files Suit against Connecticut

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by Sniper03, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    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.
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    And the gun manufacturer in CN did not join suit?
     

  3. Mason609

    Mason609 New Member

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    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.
     
  4. crossfire

    crossfire New Member

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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.
     
  5. Mason609

    Mason609 New Member

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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.
     
  6. duddie10

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    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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  7. eborden1122

    eborden1122 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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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.
     
  8. Rocky7

    Rocky7 New Member

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

    FullautoUSA Welcoming Committee/ Resident Pellet Gunner Lifetime Supporter

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

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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!
     
  11. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    You want to hurt a politician you have to go after their voters. A leap in unemployment will make a lot of voters see things in a new light. Even those unaffected will see the mass exodus of jobs as a bad thing. Your hard core lib will see it as a good thing the evil gun makers are leaving but they will have to justify their stance by showing how these leaving jobs can be replaces in short order. I have not heard of any companies willing to relocate to less gun friendly states to replace these closed factories.
     
  12. Txhillbilly

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    What really needs to happen is a national boycott by the firearms and ammo industries,and deny the local/state/federal governments any access to their product's or services.
    Only sell their goods to us law abiding citizens that are not in political/law enforcement areas of employment.
    As long as they think they are in power,nothing will change.Take that power away,and they will run like scared little girl's.
     
  13. Doc3402

    Doc3402 New Member

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    I heard not too long ago that Colt was opening a handgun plant and a firearms museum somewhere near Orlando, Fl. I don't know what stage they are at or if it is still in the works. This was before Sandy Hook that I heard this.
     
  14. duddie10

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    I herd alittle about it but nothing recently. They have a big expence to move. Im guessing some where around 5 tp 10 million. Id hate to see them leave but its somthing that need to happen. I dont see the dictator being ousted so other things need to happen.
     
  15. Doc3402

    Doc3402 New Member

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    It was my understanding at the time that it was going to be a new plant for bringing back some old products such as DA revolvers. I remember thinking I hope they bring back the Python
     
  16. duddie10

    duddie10 New Member

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    Really dident hear that. If thats the case then i cant wait for it to start pumping out revolvers. Were do i help lay the bricks :)
     
  17. 1911love

    1911love New Member

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    Doc, I've been hearing about that plant since 2011. IIRC it was supposed to employ around 100 people.
     
  18. Daoust_Nat

    Daoust_Nat Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Stag Arms is apparantly talking with 41 states to check on the opportunities to move. Sounds like an auction to me. When I worked for Westinghouse Power Generation in the early 11980s they auctioned less then a thousand jobs and Orlando won. Westinghouse got a sweet tax deal for some period or time. I am guessing Stag Arms is doing the same.
     
  19. nitestalker

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    Most likely they will all move to Japan. Japan is the most anti-gun government in the world. Americans buy Brownings and Winchesters and others stamped "Made in Japan". Japan uses this money to support world gun control movements. Gun buyers need to look at all these gun companies.:(