23 state AGs support appeal of decision upholding Connecticut’s new gun law

HARTFORD, Conn. – Attorneys general in 23 states signed on last week to an appeal by state Second Amendment advocates of a federal court decision which upheld the constitutionality of Connecticut’s gun control law.

The appeal comes from gun rights supporters in Connecticut who unsuccessfully challenged the state’s post-Sandy Hook gun control law. In January, a federal court judge ruled that the law passes constitutional muster, even if it is a burden on gun owners.

The plaintiffs, which include the Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen, Connecticut Citizens Defense League, gun store owners, and individual citizens, have taken their case federal Second Circuit Appeals Court.

On Thursday, attorneys general in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming filed an amicus, or “friend of the court” brief, in support of the gun rights advocates.

“The amici states believe that the fundamental rights of their citizens and others should receive the highest protection. Connecticut’s Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety . . . burdens those rights and should be subject to strict scrutiny,” the brief read.

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5 responses to “23 state AGs support appeal of decision upholding Connecticut’s new gun law”

  1. Norewalk Lifer

    What hypocrisy! what about states rights? those in Kentucky and other states where are our tax dollars in Connecticut support, should worry about building their own economic infrastructures, instead of “peeking over the fence” into Connecticut’s yard.

    Those laws will help to protect children! and those states that have the audacity after what happened in California to file an amicus,,,,(paid for by the gun industry, no doubt, the states themselves are broke!), should just worry about their business and leave this state to work out it’s own agreements.

    Norwalk Lifer

  2. EveT

    If they truly cared about responsible gun ownership and public safety, they’d be glad for the CT laws. These laws are common sense measures that ought to be in force nationwide. Who’s funding these legal challenges? Follow the money.

  3. EastNorwalkChick

    Everyone of these States are the first to shout “States Rights”, yet have the nerve to poke their nose into our State’s business….

  4. Peter Parker

    This is not really about states’ rights, its all brought to you compliments of the NRA, their total disregard for peoples safety, and their total regard for profits over life.

  5. Norewalk Lifer

    If the NRA partnered with the Morticians Association of America, that would be stock worth investing in!, surely I jest, but truth in jest, I agree this is all about the money, and of course, the timing on the California massacre is Sooooooo convenient!

    Guns sales are down since people are realizing that there is no threat to their gun ownership, Funny how this stuff works.

    Norwalk Lifer

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