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Story in full at COURANT:  http://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-region-10-harwinton-burlington-armed-school-security-0614-story.html






Former Sec'y of Education in the news
"Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan pushed a radical idea on Twitter: Parents should pull their children out of school until elected officials pass stricter gun control laws..."






Senator Kissel reminds us who actually commits mass shootings.
http://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/archives/entry/20180508_senate_sends_bump_stock_ban_to_malloy/






What the people of Griswold, CT will always remember her by - the vote to break a tie that will live in history.
Her most significant act:  The "Nancy Wyman Police Gun Range" approved in the State Senate May 2, 2018, much to the delight of this denizen of the woods.  Put that on you debit card, CT!





Beleaguered gunmaker Remington points to bankruptcy court
The Associated Press
Published 11:13 a.m. ET Feb. 12, 2018 | Updated 11:19 a.m. ET Feb. 12, 2018

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2018/02/12/beleaguered-gunmaker-remington-points-bankruptcy-court/329096002/






New gun laws virtually dead this year, CT lawmakers concede
CT MIRROR
Kyle Constable | June 24, 2016

"...'This is political,' Murphy said. "And we shouldn't be ashamed to talk about the fact that there has to be a political element to everything that we are doing..."
Story in full:  http://ctmirror.org/2016/06/24/new-gun-controls-virtually-dead-this-year-ct-lawmakers-concede/






JUST THE BEGINNING
http://digitaledition.courant.com/html5/desktop/production/default.aspx?pubid=e1bdb9a0-d9e0-4569-842b-54331efd8091





CT-N covered this oral argument and press conference.


Faces are familiar (as shown on the steps of the CT Supreme Court).  Will end up in the U.S. Supreme Court, JMO





IT WAS NICE TO BE ABLE TO HEAR PART OF THE CLOSING



THE ARGUMENTS:  FOR THE (L-R) GUN SHOP OWNER, MANUFACTURER
AND FAMILIES
We watched part of a rerun of the same day and clearly could hear the arguments - as an appeal, no settling out of court here!

       
THE POWER OF ADVERTISING - IS THIS IN THE CONSTITUTION TOO?
This is how I heard it:  A Federal Case since gun law appears to be federal since "bear arms" is a right in the Second Amendment.



SUMMARY OF OUR INITIAL REPORT



Ambulance chasing attorneys on the alert!!!  Will this be a slam dunk on appeal?  Which way, ultimately?
Appeal of lower court dismissal being heard - we assume it will end up in the U.S. Supreme Court...
Read the full story here:  http://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/archives/entry/sandy_hook_families_attorney_says_gun_markers_courtship_with_gunman_began_l/

"...He argued that under the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) passed by Congress in 2005 his client is exempt from the negligent entrustment the plaintiffs claim" is the gun maker's argument;   "Justice Richard Palmer asked whether Koskoff was asking the court to broaden its definition of negligent entrustment" ho ho ho. And in a statement after the arguments, attorney for plaintiffs (not shown) indicates the main focus is on providing insight into how guns are marketed - citing the kinds of protection or "warnings" such as those on other consumer products - those labels that if read, as I do, give one pause....



SANDY HOOK LAWSUIT...IN A COURT THAT DEALS WITH WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIMS

 
LEGAL BUT NOT SAFE QUESTION
Judge asks what if the law changes.  Remington liability?  Retailer?  Semi-automatic fire issue, marketing ploys.  AR-15 torrent of bullets, large magazines, more victims in less time.  Cherry bombs analogy (Arkansas case).
People kill people.  Who is going to use these weapons?  Shouldn't be available to civilians.  Risk associated with assault rifles in the hands of civilians.  Emphasis on Common Law.





PREVIOUSLY, THIS WEBSITE HAD REPORTED ON GUN CONTROL IN DETAIL AFTER AURORA, COLORADO;  NEWTOWN, CT CAME LATER THAT SAME YEAR.

FIREARMS ORDINANCE

2013 Public Hearing in Weston, CT in the Weston Middle School Cafeteria.


  
Post Newtown review of gun ordinance:  Both sides of the issue heard.  Assault rifles not the big issue here but rather hunting rights.






NEW BIPARTISAN GUN BILL
https://ctmirror.org/2017/11/16/murphy-blumenthal-team-up-with-gop-leader-on-new-gun-bill/