In encouraging news, several local guns rights groups are raising funds to fight back against the state of Connecticut’s recent passage of gun laws that strip law-abiding citizens of their right to own certain firearms and instantly turns regular citizens into criminals (New York, anyone?). The National Rifle Association has joined forces with these groups to add some fire power to the cause of second amendment freedom and liberty.
The groups include the Connecticut Citizens Defense League, the Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen and Disabled Americans for Firearms Rights. Gun shops and other firearms clubs from the state are helping to raise money by donating to a legal defense fund to help the group wage legal challenges against the new gun-grabbing laws. The first lawsuit was filed this week by the group.
The new Connecticut gun laws include a ban on so-called “assault weapons” and prohibits the use of high capacity magazines, two provisions that have demonstrably little effect on preventing gun crimes.