CT Politician Has Some Decent Ideas..


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statelineblues
January 27, 2013, 11:40 AM
Some sensable ideas are being floated out there...
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http://cthousegop.com/2013/01/sampson-appointed-to-gun-violence-prevention-task-force-introduces-number-of-crime-prevention-measures/



State Representative Rob Sampson (R-Wolcott) has announced a package of bills he describes as “common sense measures following the Sandy Hook tragedy which will enhance public safety overall in Connecticut.”

The package contains the following bills:

HB-5224 AN ACT ELIMINATING RISK REDUCTION CREDITS: This bill that would eliminate the Governor’s Early Release Program that has received intense scrutiny since it was enacted last year. As a result of its implementation several murders and violent crimes have been committed by inmates who were released before completing their sentences.

HB-5165 AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFENSE OF A PERSON’S HOME, MOTOR VEHICLE OR BUSINESS: This bill is intended to clarify an individual’s right to “stand their ground” and defend themselves from an attacker, in their home, business, or automobile.

HB-5176 AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR A TEMPORARY STATE PERMIT TO CARRY A PISTOL OR REVOLVER: This proposal would create uniform criteria for municipalities issuing pistol permits.

HB-5269 AN ACT INCREASING THE PENALTY FOR CRIMINAL USE OF A FIREARM OR ELECTRONIC DEFENSE WEAPON: This bill increases the penalty from a Class D Felony to a Class C Felony for use of a firearm or Taser-type weapon during the commission of a crime.

HB-5952 AN ACT INCREASING THE PENALTY FOR THE UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM: This bill increases the penalty from a Class D Felony to a Class C Felony for illegally possessing a firearm.

HB-5683 AN ACT CONCERNING COURT ORDERED OUTPATIENT PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT: This bill authorizes probate courts to issue orders that require persons meeting certain criteria to undergo outpatient psychiatric treatment.

AN ACT ALLOWING SCHOOL BOARDS TO ESTABLISH PROTOCOLS PERMITTING SCHOOL PERSONNEL OR STAFF TO POSSESS WEAPONS ON SCHOOL GROUNDS (Bill number unassigned yet): This bill clarifies that existing law permits school officials to establish protocols permitting school personnel or staff to possess weapons on school grounds.

“When you sit down and really consider the circumstances surrounding what happened in Sandy Hook, you realize it has very little to do with guns,” said Sampson. “It has a lot more to do with mental illness and how we treat safety in those types of environments. The fact is the more gun laws you make, all you are doing is affecting people who pay attention to laws, and criminals obviously don’t pay attention to laws.”

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Atbat82
January 27, 2013, 11:48 AM
1st good news I've hear out of CT in a while.

I wonder what, if any, traction these bills will get.


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chucknbach
January 27, 2013, 12:11 PM
Get rid of all gun free zones unless you are going to set up security points with guards and metal detectors in those zones. You can't restrict gun carry unless you provide protection for the innocent.


Gun free zones = Human game preserves.

CTGunner
January 27, 2013, 09:55 PM
Good news!

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