March 11, 2013
Prominent gun rights groups and their supporters are convening at the Connecticut State Capitol Monday to protest new proposed gun-control measures and to remind lawmakers of the long history and economic importance of the state’s storied firearm industry.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) is joining with the National Rifle Association, the Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen, and the Connecticut Citizens Defense League to hold a “Lobby Day” Monday at the second floor atrium of the Connecticut state capitol’s Legislative Office Building in Hartford.
The 10 a.m. event, replete with a complimentary shuttle service and transportation volunteers in orange hats, aims to protect the Connecticut gun industry from legislative efforts that could cause thousands of layoffs in the state.
The pro-gun groups are “helping individual citizens to find their legislators’ office and setting up meetings with legislators. Average citizens are taking time off work to drive in to Hartford because they’re concerned about this issue,” NSSF senior vice president Larry Keane told the Daily Caller.
This article was posted: Monday, March 11, 2013 at 11:07 am