Ammunition-Control Legislation Introduced in Connecticut General Assembly

In the wake of the Newtown shootings the first of what is likely to be numerous gun-related measures was introduced this week in the state legislature by a New Haven lawmaker.


State Sen. Martin Looney, D-New Haven, has introduced a measure to the Connecticut legislature that would make it illegal for anyone barred from owning a gun to own ammunition.

Looney, the state Senate's majority leader,  told the New Haven Independent that such a prohibition is just common sense.

The state legislature has convened its first session of the new year and Looney's proposal is likely to be one of several filed by lawmakers in the wake of the Dec. 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown that killed 20 young students and six women.

Other state and federal lawmakers have called for stricter gun controls following the Newtown shootings, though Looney's is the first formally proposed in Connecticut, the Independent reports.

His proposal would prohibit anyone convicted of a felony, a misdemeanor or those under a court-ordered restraining or protective from buying bullets, the website states.

The idea is already being criticized by the leader of one gun-advocacy group in the state. Rich Burgess of Connecticut Carry, told the Independent that Looney's proposal is politically motivated and "has nothing to do with stopping these kinds of madmen from committing heinous acts.”

cheryl January 05, 2013 at 02:24 PM
Look at the land that is restricted on Mather ST, and 4 other areas in Hamden. That is Agenda 21. Look at the bike path that connects New Haven Hamden Cheshire Thats agenda 21, Look at the taking down of the woodin st fence, that is agenda 21. The plan is not to have city or town boundries, town or state boundries, and develope regions. Where local elected officials will be useful idiots with limited or no power but will be directed by NGO's the professionals the specialists, authorities, the FACILIATORS that they call themselves-who will promote their radical vision. Of course you think this is crazy talk, but it is happening and it is true. Matt, why are you not speaking about this or if you don't know why are you not doing your own research on this. All you need to do is to go on the UN website and start reading. Read thru Habitat 1 and Habitat 2- There is so much info on this and it is happening as we speak. This needs to be told. READ THE BOOK- BEHIND THE GREEN MASK by A commercal land appaiser, A gay Democrat by Rosa Koire and what happened to her and how she fought back. This is what we need to do is fight back. There is so much info on the internet - She also has a website- Democrats against Agenda 21. Check that one out. Do something.
Tax Man January 06, 2013 at 03:22 AM
This is once again a waste of time as the Federal law already prohibits Felons from possessing ammunition.....18 U.S.C. § 922(g). and is punishable with a fine up to 250,000 and 10 years in jail.
cheryl January 06, 2013 at 03:15 PM
But the felons (bad guys) get the weapons anyway they can. They are bad guys.
Thomas Alegi January 06, 2013 at 06:00 PM
State Sen. Martin Looney, D-New Haven, has proposed a measure that would make it illegal for anyone barred from owning a gun to own ammunition. Sen. Martin Looney is not alone with his fast response measure; there have been dozens of these fast response measures presented to the public after the Sandy Hook shootings. Legal challenges to some of these fast response measures to the Sandy Hook shootings will make their way to Connecticut and federal courts. Connecticut residents are looking for meaningful legal measures that will reduce the violence in Connecticut, not fast response measures that will be challenged in the courts. Example: There is a tool used in construction that is called a Ramset. This tool fires a hardened steel nail into concrete or steel. This tool uses a 22-caliber blank (A blank is a type of cartridge for a firearm that contains gunpowder but no bullet or shot) for the force needed to fire a hardened nail into concrete or steel. Will a construction worker who is a convicted felon no longer be able to purchase the Ramset ammunition under State Sen. Martin Looney’s, proposed measure, which would make it illegal for anyone (felon) barred from owning a gun to own ammunition?
cheryl January 06, 2013 at 08:35 PM
We have used that tool. It must be depressed against the concrete before it shoots the nail by a HUMAN. It doesn't load itself, or its not able to shoot by itself. Is anyone thinking rationally here? Any weapon and or tool needs a HUMAN for it to operate. What are we thinking? This is asinine.


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