Sen. Meyer to Hold Forum on Gun Control Legislation in Guilford

Do you have something to say to your government official about gun control? Here is your chance: After the informational presentation on pending legislation proposals, attendees will have the opportunity to give their own input on the issue.


Sunday, January 13th, Senator Ed Meyer will hold an informational meeting on gun control legislation. The meeting will take place at the First Congregational Church in Guilford at 11:15 AM. 

"Senator Meyer has spoken to firearms specialists around the state in preparation for a legislative session where gun control is expected to be a high profile issue," the press release stated.

According to the press release, the forum is meant to educate those who attend on the various gun control bills that are pending before the legislature. Additionally, Sen. Meyer will discuss his own proposal. 

At the conclusion of the presentation, the public will have the opportunity to offer feedback to Sen. Meyer on the issue of gun control. Check out what the Senator has to say briefly on the issue in this video on his webpage

What would you tell your government officials about the issue of gun control? Tell us in the comments. 

Breakwater Books January 11, 2013 at 04:13 PM
Although I cannot attend the meeting this Sunday, I have every confidence that Senator Meyer will represent the opinion of the majority of CT residents to impose the strictest regulations possible on gun purchase and use in our state. Maureen Corcoran at Breakwater Books
Paula Johnson January 11, 2013 at 08:59 PM
Actually the majority of Connecticut residents actually believe in the constitution and the 2nd amendent and consider Ed Meyers proposed law of limiting all guns to 1 round (why have the forum Ed?) a shameless publicity stunt and an obvious outright violaltion of the United States 2nd amendment and a illegal gun grab. Obviously intelligence and an obligation to uphold the Constitution of the United States isnt a prerequisite to be in public office in this state. Instead of wasting time on an illegal, unconstitutuional law that attacks hundreds of thousands of law abiding gun owners in this state why dont you look for real solutions involving mental health and securing schools .
Alan Zimmerman January 12, 2013 at 09:47 AM
ACTUALLY THE MAJORITY OF CONNECTICUT residents favor greater gun control lest another loony massacre children like in Newtown. Does the death of 20 children have no impact on you? Your diatribe is merely more NRA rhetoric with no linkage to reality.
Alan Zimmerman January 12, 2013 at 12:30 PM
ADD TO THE ABOVE COMMENT: CHECK THE GUILFORD PATCH POLICE BLOTTER and you will learn of a Guilford man charged with illegal firing of a weapon near a school. Among other offenses. Does this suit you, Paula?
Joanne January 12, 2013 at 01:06 PM
Actually Alan being a hysterical gun grabber adds nothing to the conversation.Columbine occured WHILE the assault weapon ban /Brady Bill was enforced. After it expired according to official FBI statistics murders have steadily declined ever since. Rifles were used in only approximately 270 or so deaths last year in a country of 350 MILLION people. 9X more people were killed with hammers, knifes, or fists. So take a deep breath and calm gown and look at the facts. Police should be in every school. If we can spend hundreds of billions on Iraq and other countries we can protect out schools. Arent out children worth the extra money that will assure their safety. Because history has shown even if this is your new hobby horse gun control will not make children any safer. And theres this little thing called the 2nd amend. Maybe youve heard of it. 22 children were cut up by a madman in China with a knife and that happen several times there and Japan . So if a madman enters our school with a knife and no policeman on guard Id feel terrible wouldnt you? Does that suit you Alan?
Alan Zimmerman January 12, 2013 at 03:11 PM
yes, Joanne, I am hysterical - with laughter! AZ
John Dodson January 12, 2013 at 06:50 PM
Everyone was shocked and disgusted at the Newtown massacre. I support some gun control, but Ed's latest legislation is much too radical. He proposes to ban all guns with the exception of single shot actions, which would shut down even trap, skeet, Olympic bulls eye, biathalon, triathalon, water fowl hunting, etc. to say nothing of the ability to defend oneself in a robbery or home invasion. I've sensed Ed has been different since his re-election. He even took a swipe at Christians in a recent column. Perhaps this is his opening gambit, going full extremist with the intention to negotiate something more reasonable, or maybe he is just riding the emotional wave of his recent campaign. I generally support him but with this one he is going too far to one side, quite unlike his usual rational manner. He claims to have consulted with "firearms specialists", I would be very interested to know who they are. Aside from constitutional issues, gun control is not effective. I worked for over 15 years in the criminal justice/judicial system at both state and federal levels, in my observations gun control does nothing to prevent firearms from being acquired and used by criminals, and quite the contrary, it often has the unintended consequence of helping criminals in different ways. It is agreed by all action must be taken. No one dares (nor should) suggest the mentally ill or those with Asperger's be punished, but the anti-gun movement is in full exploitation mode.
Roberts F. Smith January 12, 2013 at 09:37 PM
Roberts F. Smith " This year will go down in history. Fof the first time, a civilized nation has full gun regjstration . our streets will be safer, Our police more efficient and the world will follow our lead into the future . ADOLPH HITLER 1935 Is this freedom ?
Mary January 12, 2013 at 09:46 PM
Meyers is a fool. I cant believe I voted for this nut.
Mary January 12, 2013 at 10:16 PM
Just wondering Sen Meyer, If two animals break into my house like Dr Petits with the intent to rape me and my daughters and burn my house down which one do you suggest I shoot with my one bullet gun?
Dennis N January 12, 2013 at 11:18 PM
Aren't polictians sworn to uphold the CONSTITUION? The second ammendment transcends government officials (they are UNDER it) and is the clearest of the ammendments to give citizens the right to protect themselves and especially against tyrannical governments. That would be those who especially try to take the RIGHTS of the citizens away from them. The right to bear arms does not come from the government. That right precedes our government as from our CREATOR.
Margaret H January 13, 2013 at 01:21 AM
The truth about the ar-15. http://authentic-connecticut-republican.blogspot.com/2013/01/this-is-ar-15-rifle.html
Monica Hohlfelder January 13, 2013 at 02:41 AM
Maureen, you may have just lost hundreds of patrons. Seriously, can a woman of your intelligence believe the gun slinging criminal will be deterred by such regulation? Bad guys will find a way to carry out their sick deeds, guns, bombs, knives, chemical, the list goes on and on. Disarming the good guy only empowers the bad guy. Re-read your history shelf and help educate our good citizens!
Dan Gleason January 13, 2013 at 06:36 AM
Please do not dismiss the idea of armed school guards. The children of the President and other privileged and wealthy families attend private schools in good neighborhoods and often with armed security. We have armed guards in our banks, government buildings and court houses, why not in our schools to guard our children? Are they not more precious than our cash and bureaucracies? The shooters in almost every recent psychotic incident all either killed themselves or surrendered at the first sign of armed response. Why wouldn't armed security be a better solution than disarming law abiding gun owners exercising their constitutional rights?
Mickey DAgostino January 13, 2013 at 11:43 AM
gun control advocates love to attack the NRA . In reality the NRA is only trying to protect the rights and freedoms of law abiding citizens . Meyers seems to forget that guns don't kill people. People kill people . Some of the most adamant gun control advocates are the same felons that go out and commit these heinous crimes. After all, when the gun wielding criminal knows we can no longer protect ourselves, we then become fish in a bowl . Who in their right mind believes that after all our politicians take their best shot at legal gun owners, no matter how mAny laws you pass, that the criminal will not be able to get an ar15 or any other high capacity clipped fireArm? No my friends , the politicians are looking to pass some quick legislation to appease the public after the herendous acts of mentally challenged Individuals. You can bet your life this legislation will have no effect on the criminally insane . Again, you cannot argue with the statement released by the NRA. The only way to deal with a bad guy with a gun is a GOOD guy with a gun. Disarm the good guy a d you enable the bad guys
RockiRacon January 13, 2013 at 01:34 PM
Remember that criminals do not adhere to laws. If you " impose the strictest regulations possible" it will only hurt the honest, law-abiding citizen. The bad guy will still have these guns.
Jennifer W January 13, 2013 at 01:53 PM
BREAKWATER BOOKS Anti 2nd Amendment and Anti- American Youve lost our business.
Mike Vnvlvmc Szarmach January 13, 2013 at 08:46 PM
The linkage to reality is this Alan. of the over 300 million guns owned in this country there were about 275 people killed last year with rifles (that includes so-called assault weapons). you do the math. guns are a NON-PROBLEM..
Mike Vnvlvmc Szarmach January 13, 2013 at 08:48 PM
Another reality that no one seems to want to hear about are the roughly 2 million people per year who stop a crime with a privately owned gun.
Frank January 14, 2013 at 12:32 PM
Meyers addressed the above issues in this "discussion". His response was "No money." No money for mental health and no money for police in schools. The ONLY response was to make law biding citizens criminals with these new gun laws. His retired police officer friend admitted these laws do nothing to change anything or protect the public. This budget session, Malloy has proposed a two million dollar cut to the Department of Mental Health in his upcoming budget. This funding cut will abolish much needed jail diversion and community programs. Since being elected Dan Malloy has closed another state psychiatric hospital and a residential program for troubled kids. Leaving severely mentally ill people stranded in emergency rooms ti be discharged with no services. Both closing were cost cutting measures, placing no money back into much needed mental health programs.. Remember to vote Ed Meyer out of office and anyone else who approves these short sighted laws targeting the gun rights of law biding community members.
D Harrison January 14, 2013 at 02:12 PM
It is very tragic to what has happen and as a gun owner / sportsman / veteran 68-71, fund raiser, I would say only a few weapons should be looked at. But bringing up these issues of taken away our rights to bear arms for honest people to protect thier homes and families is a cheap cop out. This will not stop the evil out there and this is what has to be looked at.
Susan S. March 30, 2013 at 02:54 AM
I have to agree withMonica and Jennifer. We cannot protect our loved ones without being prepared. breakwater books. what a joke!


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