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2020 Testimony

2020 Testimony – 92

Dear Senator Winfield, Representative Stafstrom, Distinguished Members of the Judiciary Committee,

Oppose H.B. 5448: AN ACT CONCERNING A RISK PROTECTION ORDER OR WARRANT, Support H.B. No. 5390: AN ACT CONCERNING THE DUTY TO RETREAT IN A HOUSE OF RELIGIOUS WORSHIP, Support H.B. No. 5432 AN ACT CONCERNING NONLETHAL ELECTRONIC DEFENSE WEAPONS

H.B. 5448 – CT already has an ERPO process, and we know that 40% of the cases are dismissed, but not before greatly impacting the accused.  And now you want to make it even easier, for far more people, to impact the innocent even worse?  Where is the logic in that?  When are you going to start targeting actual criminals, that have already committed a crime?  When are you going to reinstate the Firearms Trafficking Task force? 

I urge you to support H.B 5390 and remove the obligation to retreat in a place of worship. 

I also support H.B 5432 and hope you will as well.

Thank you.

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