means that the real reason they voted NO was that they wanted support from the Gun/NRA lobby for their re-election.
Melissa Ziobron [R; East Haddam] “It won’t stop evil people from doing evil things or criminals from committing crimes.”;-) And Daniel Rovero [D; Thompson] voted NO and said “I think we should have had a couple of days of public hearings”… “But it was all in one bill, and I couldn’t vote for it” … “I don’t think it’s going to have any effect on gun violence,” Rovero said .
[Mister Rovero and Ms. Ziobron, perhaps we should revoke the laws on (w)reckless driving, human trafficking, rape, homicide, robbery, extortion, sexual abuse; in fact, why not revoke all criminal laws because they don’t seem to prevent these crimes.]
Tony Guglielmo [R; Stafford] voted NO in part because “There is an economic component to this. Connecticut has a huge industry that produces fire arms and ammunitions. We have pride for our history in the firearms industry. We dedicated state money to make the Colt Complex in Hartford an historic landmark. There are 5,000 jobs in our state concentrated in the firearm industry .
[So Mister Guglielmo, it's all about the money. Isn't this what the partnership between the NRA and the firearm manufacturers is all about through funding and lobbying. Maybe we should arrange for more wars to spur further job growth.]
Linda Orange [D; Mansfield] voted NO because “I have learned over my lifetime that when dealing with an issue, it is best to separate emotion from the actual problem. Personally, I was disappointed to see a bill that exempts drug and alcohol from the 6-month look-back for voluntary commitments. The new law stops short of fully addressing important mental health issues.”
[So Ms. Orange, because of the 6-month look back exemption, the bill deserved a NO. Mental Health issues can be addressed on a wider scope, can't they. ]
Tim Ackart [R; Vernon] voted NO and said “While the bi-partisan task force on gun violence and school safety held many public hearings on the issue, the public was denied the opportunity to speak on the specific language in this bill – and that’s wrong.” “We also have to consider the number of jobs that are at stake with this legislation being enacted,” said Ackert. “Our state has a long history of gun manufacturing, and this bill sends a bad signal to the manufacturers that have provided our state with great paying jobs for decades.”
[Mister Ackart, you were elected to write the "specific language" not members of the NRA. For you, like Tony, it's all about the money, huh.]
[Chris Davis [R; Ellington] doesn’t explain his NO but it seems obvious that he is in Tony’s pocket since they give joint town meetings.]
Penny Bacchiochi [R; Somers] voted NO citing the increased number of banned weapons as one of the reasons behind her vote.
[Penny has her sights on the office of the Lieutenant Governor for the fall 2014 ticket and does not want to lose the support of the NRA/gun lobby and their funding.]
The following is the only statement Mike Alberts [R; Woodstock] personally makes on his NO vote:
“During the debate on the floor of the house, Rep. Alberts discovered a potential flaw in the legislative proposal pertaining to the permit process.”
“Under the bill’s current language, there appears to be a significant issue regarding the permit process,” said Rep. Alberts. “Under current law, an individual has 60 days to apply for his or her full permit with the Department of Public Safety after receiving the temporary permit from the municipality. Currently, if a person fails to apply for their full permit with the Department of Public Safety after 60 days, it is required for that person to start the permit process over again– a procedure that normally takes 6-8 weeks. Under this legislation, if a person fails to apply to the Department of Public Safety after 60 days, that person would need to wait a year before he or she can reapply for their temporary permit again. My concern is that it’s very easy for a temporary permit to be lost and misplaced; in cases such as this, under this legislation, that person may need to wait a year to apply for his or her permit again, rather than immediately reapplying for their temporary permit. This is an issue that needs to be clarified.”
[Two wrongs in so short of an explanation is rather unusual. I bet these persons Mike is talking about are rather irresponsible gun owners and may have other issues with playing by the rules with other items as well. First, they get a Temporary Permit from the Licensing Office in their town or city. Then they allow it to expire since they are not that enthusiastic about following through in the first place. For some unexplained reason, this temporary permit ends up being forgotten and possibly ends up lost and now, they have amnesia as they "forgot" why they got the permit in the first place. I strongly, strongly recommend that these people forget about owning a gun for a year or more so that they can mature and evolve as grown-ups and perhaps gather some sense of responsibility.]