CANCELLED: Oral Arguments set for 01/30/14 (Shew v. Malloy)
U.S. District Court
United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
Notice of Electronic Filing
The following transaction was entered on 1/21/2014 at 11:33 AM EST and filed on 1/21/2014
Case Name: Shew et al v. Malloy et al
Case Number: 3:13-cv-00739-AVC
ORDER. After thorough review of the well-crafted and well-articulated position of the movants, and the responses thereto, the most recent of which was filed on January 15, 2014, the court concludes that oral argument on the pending motions is not necessary. The issues have been comprehensively briefed and the court is prepared to resolve the pending motions without further argument. The order setting the date for argument in this case is hereby vacated. The court will issue a decision on the merits forthwith.
Signed by Judge Alfred V. Covello on 01/21/14.(Covello, Alfred)
Oklahoma Judge Makes Strong Argument to Repeal SAFE Act and Gun Bans http://bulletsfirst.net/2014/01/16/oklahoma-judge-makes-strong-argument-repeal-safe-act-gun-bans/
Magazines and Ammunition
Effective April 1, 2014 you will be required to have either a pistol permit, eligibility certificate for pistol or revolver or a eligibility certificate for long gun in order to purchase firearms and legal magazines. Hunting licenses and 14-day waiting periods for long gun purchases will be obsolete.
Long Gun Eligibility Certificate Application Packet which includes the DPS-164-C and DPS-799-C, can be obtained by calling the Special Licensing and Firearms Unit at 860-685-8290.
Why isn’t criteria on the website? http://www.ct.gov/despp/cwp/view.asp?a=4213&Q=530224&desppNav_GID=2080
How Did ‘Millions’ of High Capacity Magazines Disappear in Connecticut? http://wizbangblog.com/2014/01/28/how-did-millions-of-high-capacity-magazines-disappear-in-connecticut/
Connecticut scrambles for amnesty plan after realizing that citizens are refusing to register their “assault weapons” and “high capacity” magazines http://patriotoutdoornews.com/8857/connecticut-scrambles-amnesty-plan-realizing-citizens-refusing-register-assault-weapons-high-capacity-magazines
Gun Owners Whose Paperwork Just Missed Deadline May Get Lucky http://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/archives/entry/gun_owners_whose_paperwork_just_missed_the_deadline_may_get_lucky/
Malloy won't rule out grace period for Connecticut guns http://www.wfsb.com/story/24559710/malloy-wont-rule-out-grace-period-for-connecticut-guns
Office of Legislative Research Reports (OLR)
GUN PERMIT APPLICATIONS http://www.cga.ct.gov/2013/rpt/2013-R-0473.htm
PRE-1994 ASSAULT WEAPONS http://www.cga.ct.gov/2013/rpt/2013-R-0453.htm
DISCHARGING FIREARMS ON OWN PROPERTY AND A MUNICIPALITY'S AUTHORITY TO REGULATE http://www.cga.ct.gov/2013/rpt/2013-R-0475.htm
Senate Tells Obama No to Implementing UN Arms Trade Treaty http://godfatherpolitics.com/14057/senate-tells-obama-implementing-un-arms-trade-treaty/
POLL: Should bullets be microstamped? http://www.courant.com/news/opinion/hc-buzz-bullets,0,7155134.story
POLL: Should schools arm teachers? http://www.courant.com/news/opinion/hc-should-schools-arm-teachers-20140123,0,6951550.story
Gun ownership surges to 39%, ending 4-decade slump http://washingtonexaminer.com/gun-ownership-surges-to-39-ending-4-decade-slump/article/2541876
Warning: Gun confiscation coming soon http://www.wnd.com/2014/01/americans-warned-gun-confiscation-coming/
Obama goal? 'Disarming of all Americans' http://www.wnd.com/2014/01/obama-goal-disarming-of-all-americans/
CNN: Say, gun crime is dropping, isn’t it? http://bearingarms.com/cnn-say-gun-crime-is-dropping-isnt-it/?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl
Wyoming Business Council unanimously approves $13 million in financing for Magpul move http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2014/01/wyoming-business-council-unanimously-approves-13-million-in-financing-for-magpul-move-2883090.html
Security Changes At Capitol Complex (Metal Detectors, etc.) http://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/archives/entry/security_changes_at_capitol_complex/ See also http://courantblogs.com/capitol-watch/metal-detectors-coming-to-the-state-capitol/#more-29001
Utah Police Get Grenade Launchers and MRAP…Just in Case http://lastresistance.com/4486/utah-police-get-grenade-launchers-mrapjust-case/
Connecticut Remains a National Leader in Deer Hunting Safety 2013, sportsmen in Connecticut enjoyed another year of safe and productive deer hunting. This marks the third consecutive year there were no hunting related injuries involving the discharge of a firearm or bow, and only one such incident since 2007. There was only one hunting related injury reported in 2013 – a fall from a tree by a hunter failing to wear a safety harness. http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?A=4568&Q=538408
HSUS: Breaking the Bank in Maine http://www.ussportsmen.org/hunting/hsus-breaking-the-bank-in-maine/
E15 and the Renewable Fuel Standard http://www.boatus.com/Assets/www.boatus.com/gov/pdf/Issue%20Brief%20-%20Ethanol.pdf
DEEP 2013 Deer Harvest / more http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2700&q=323414&deepNav_GID=1633
New York proposes 10-year bear management plan http://www.grandviewoutdoors.com/articles/3531-new-york-proposes-10-year-bear-management-plan#sthash.FUpieLoQ.b9Ttj8r1.dpbs
Foley Says That As Governor He Would Veto New Gun Laws http://www.courant.com/news/politics/hc-foley-guns-0115-20140114,0,6178707.story
Northeast Gun Shows http://northeastgunshows.com/ no longer having any gun shows in Connecticut starting this year. More recreational/business/revenue loss for the citizens & State!
February 1 Eighth Annual No Child Left Inside® Winter Festival Burr Pond State Park, Torrington. Free and there is no registration required. Everyone is welcome to attend. Activities will include ice fishing, fish fry, snowshoeing, ice skating, wildlife tracks, ice safety rescue demonstrations by the Torrington Fire Department, visits from Resources in Search and Rescue, winter games, a marshmallow roast and bonfire. Ice fishing equipment and instruction will be provided by DEEP’s Connecticut Aquatic Resources Education (CARE) instructors. REI will provide snowshoes for people to borrow.Dress for the cold weather and bring your skates. http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?A=4568&Q=538068
FEBRUARY 1 The CT Fly Fisherman's Assoc. Annual Expo. 9am - 3pm on Sat. at Maneeley's, 65 Rye St. South Windsor, CT. Features dozens of vendor booths and fly tiers plus free fly fishing programs. Special Guest is Eric Stroup, renowned author, guide and fly tier specializing in trout and steelhead fishing. Local fly shops and gear makers will offer bargains on fishing and fly tying equipment. A tag sale will offer used gear and books. Exhibitors include artists, CT DEEP, guides, charters, camps and more. Admission is $1 and parking is free.
CFFA Annual Banquet is also at Maneeley's, 65 Rye St. South Windsor, CT. and also on Sat. Feb. 1st. Doors open 6pm for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Presentation by Eric Stroup will appeal to even non-fishers. Reservations for the banquet must be made by 1/28/14 by calling Mike at 860-653-4203 and selecting your meal of choice.
February 1-9 Great American Outdoor Show! Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 1000 exhibitors and a multitude of products, ranging from shooting manufacturers to outfitters, fishing boats to RV's, archery to art, and covering 650,000 square feet of exhibit hall space. http://www.greatamericanoutdoorshow.org/
February 8th CT BASS Nation to host CT. DEEP C.A.R.E. Program Training. Cabela’s East Hartford facility. Training is from 9:00am to 2:00pm and will help benefit the CT DEEP Fisheries Division. http://ctbass.com/cbn-to-host-ct-deep-c-a-r-e-program-training/
FEBRUARY 14th – 16th, 2014 NORTHEAST FISHING & HUNTING EXPO, Presented by STIHL. CONNECTICUT CONVENTION CENTER, 100 Columbus Blvd., HARTFORD, CT. Friday, February 14, 2014 12 PM - 8 PM; Saturday, February 15, 2014 10 AM - 7 PM; Sunday, February 16, 2014 10 AM - 5 PM. http://www.fishinghuntingexpo.com/ NEW: The Hartford Fishing and Hunting Show will host one of only two tapings of the new Treasures & Traditions TV Show in 2014. This is a terrific opportunity to have your antique firearms, fishing tackle, decoys, knifes, artwork and other sporting treasures appraised free by Treasures & Traditions experts.Limited FREE Tickets Available for February 15 &16. Visit www.TreasuresandTraditionsTV.com to apply.
FEBRUARY 20th – 23rd, 2014 Springfield Sportsmen's Show. Eastern States Exposition, Home of the Big E, 1305 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, MA. Thursday 3-9; Friday12 - 8; Saturday 9 -7 PM; Sunday 10 - 5. http://www.osegsportsmens.com/index.html
MARCH 8 & 9 WEST SPRINGFIELD GUN SHOW. Eastern States Exposition, 12305 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA. DIRECTIONS: I-91 NORTH TO EXIT 3 IN MASS. TAKE ROUTE 5 NORTH TO 147W Hours Sat: 9-5; Sun 9-3. 600 Tables
Fur Collection Dates March 15th, April 6th. Mike Cote – NAFA Rep. onsite, DEEP onsite for fur tagging. Remember to bring carcasses for drop-off. Fur collections being held @ WCS from 9 am to 1pm. NAFA’s 2014 Auction Dates: Feb 17th - 23rd; April 28th - May 3rd; June 27th - July 2nd. Wildlife Control Supplies,45 Russell Road, East Granby, 06026. 877 684 7262, www.ShopWCS.com
APRIL 5 Call2Adventure! A special 2014 event raising funds to support Wildlife Conservation, Outdoors Education, and Hunter Advocacy. Special guest speakers Karen Mehall-Phillips (senior editor of the NRA's American Hunter magazine) and Phil Phillips (host of the Sportsman Channel's Phil Phillips Unleashed). Exciting Silent & Live Auctions featuring sporting trips worldwide, high-end firearms, outdoor gear, art & collectibles, family vacations, ladies fashion, and many other items. Also featuring a plated gourmet wild game dinner, exhibitors from across the country and around the world, and more. Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT. Tickets: $75 Adults, $55 Youths (Ages 16 and under). Tickets for this event must be purchased in advance -- Don't miss out, reserve your spot now! Event info and tickets available online at www.call2adventure.org