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

I strongly urge you to oppose H.B. 5448.  Currently, the risk warrant is available to anyone at any time with police arriving immediately.  It makes no sense for someone to wait till the courthouse opens to file for an “extreme risk” warrant, if someone is so concerned that someone is at “extreme risk” they should act immediately, not the next business day. Do not pass feel good legislation that has no evidence to support it. Oppose HB5448.

Please support H.B 5390 which will allow legal permit holders to protect themselves in a place of worship. 

Support H.B 5432 to allow Connecticut residents more options in self-defense. 

Best regards,

Name

Town

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Judiciary Committee,

Please:

Oppose H.B. 5448,

Support H.B. No. 5390,

Support H.B. No. 5432

You must oppose H.B. 5448.  How anyone can think that taking someone’s property and stripping them of their rights should be done based on just accusations is unbelievable.  This is like 3rd World Country policing.  You must oppose HB 5448.

Please support H.B 5390 as we have seen in Texas and other states, there’s no substitute for immediate armed response in the event of an active shooter. 

Finally, I hope that you will also support H.B 5432.

Thank you.

[Name]

[Town]

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Dear Judiciary Committee,

I Oppose H.B. 5448, I Support H.B. No. 5390, I Support H.B. No. 5432

I urge you to oppose H.B. 5448.  This is just wrong that someone can have their civil rights stripped and be forced to get rid of their legally owned property without the due process Americans expect.  Where are the penalties for anyone filing a false claim?  Why should someone be forced to spend thousands of dollars in lawyer fees to defend against accusations that aren’t even independently investigated.  This is just wrong on so many levels.  Please oppose HB 5448

Please support H.B 5390 removing the obligation to retreat in a place of worship. 

Finally, I hope that you will also support H.B 5432 which allows Connecticut residents more options in self-defense. 

Thank you.

[Name]

[Town]

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

I Oppose H.B. 5448: AN ACT CONCERNING A RISK PROTECTION ORDER OR WARRANT

I Support H.B. No. 5390: AN ACT CONCERNING THE DUTY TO RETREAT IN A HOUSE OF RELIGIOUS WORSHIP

I Support H.B. No. 5432 AN ACT CONCERNING NONLETHAL ELECTRONIC DEFENSE WEAPONS

H.B. 5448 is a horrible bill that targets gun owners by stripping them of their 2nd, 4th and 14th Amendment rights.  It’s unbelievable that we even have to have this discussion in America! 

Please support H.B 5390 removing the obligation to retreat in a place of worship. 

Finally, I hope that you will also support H.B 5432 which allows Connecticut residents more options in self-defense. 

Respectfully,

[Name]

[Town]

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I Oppose H.B. 5448: AN ACT CONCERNING A RISK PROTECTION ORDER OR WARRANT

I Support H.B. No. 5390: AN ACT CONCERNING THE DUTY TO RETREAT IN A HOUSE OF RELIGIOUS WORSHIP

I Support H.B. No. 5432 AN ACT CONCERNING NONLETHAL ELECTRONIC DEFENSE WEAPONS

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

I oppose H.B. 5448 and urge you to also oppose it.  This bill ignores due process, putting the burden of proof innocence on the accused.  I can see all kinds of opportunity for abuse of this bill. 

I hope that you will support H.B 5390 allowing legal permit holders to protect themselves and others in a place of worship. 

Finally, I hope that you will also support H.B 5432 which allows Connecticut residents more options in self-defense. 

Respectfully,

[Name]

[Town]

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Oppose H.B. 5448 AN ACT CONCERNING A RISK PROTECTION ORDER OR WARRANT

Support H.B. 5390 AN ACT CONCERNING THE DUTY TO RETREAT IN A HOUSE OF RELIGIOUS WORSHIP

Support H.B. 5432 AN ACT CONCERNING NONLETHAL ELECTRONIC DEFENSE WEAPONS

Members of the Judiciary Committee,

One study looked at suicide in Connecticut. Connecticut’s estimated reduction in firearm suicides was offset by increased non-firearm suicides. This bill will cause gun owners to not seek the mental health treatment. Join me in opposing H.B. 5448 and supporting H.B. 5390 and H.B. 5432.

Best Regards, 

[INSERT NAME]

[INSERT TOWN] 

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The Judiciary Committee,

I am writing in regards to HB 5448, HB 5432, HB 5390. An Act Concerning a Risk Protection Order or Warrant. This bill is nothing more than a mask over a gun grabbing agenda. There are current laws written making offenses with firearms illegal, as well as domestic violence offenses. Please make harsher penalties for offenders of our current Red Flag Laws and do not target law abiding citizens. Stripping people’s ability to defend themselves personally and legally is in direct contradiction to the very core of the legal and judicial process.

OPPOSE HB 5448 AN ACT CONCERNING A RISK PROTECTION ORDER OR WARRANT.

SUPPORT HB 5432 AN ACT CONCERNING NONLETHAL ELECTRONIC DEFENSE WEAPONS.

SUPPORT HB 5390 AN ACT CONCERNING THE DUTY TO RETREAT IN A HOUSE OF RELIGIOUS WORSHIP.

Concerned Citizen,

[INSERT NAME]

[INSERT TOWN]

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Judiciary Committee Members,

OPPOSE HB 5448. We have a current “Red Flag” law which have been in place for over 20 years.  I urge you to strengthen the laws that are currently in place. This bill is simply to strip individuals not only of their property, but of their rights. The inability to refute allegations or claims on your own behalf is gravely concerning, and quite frankly a gross miscarriage of the legal system.

I’m counting on you to stand with me in STRONG OPPOSITTION to HB 5448- AN ACT CONCERNING A RISK PROTECTION ORDER OR WARRANT.

Stand with me in SUPPORTING HB 5432- AN ACT CONCERNING NONLETHAL ELECTRONIC DEFENSE WEAPONS and HB 5390- AN ACT CONCERNING THE DUTY TO RETREAT IN A HOUSE OF RELIGIOUS WORSHIP

Thank You,

[INSERT NAME]

[INSERT TOWN]

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Members of the Judiciary Committee,

OPPOSE HB 5448 AN ACT CONCERNING A RISK PROTECTION ORDER OR WARRANT.

This bill is a slippery slope to the erosion of our basic freedoms. The checks and balances of The Constitution is what makes the citizens of this country free from the government. The fourth amendment wasn’t intended to be executed upon hearsay. This bill simply targets gun owners and denies them the right to due process.

Please protect then rights of Connecticut’s citizens by supporting HB 5432 and HB 5390.

Respectfully Submitted by,

[INSERT NAME]

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To Whom it May Concern,

                I am writing this letter with concern for the future of our inalienable rights. HB No. 5448 AN ACT CONCERNING A RISK PROTECTION ORDER OR WARRANT is a direct attack on our SECOND and FOURTH AMENDMENT RIGHTS. Removing personal property based upon often times emotional, one sided hearsay is a direct violation of constitutional rights.

I OPPOSE HB NO.5448, I URGE YOU TO DO THE SAME.

I SUPPORT HB NO. 5432 and HB NO. 5390.

Regards,

[INSERT NAME]

[INSERT TOWN]