Judge Has Issued Decision in Shew v. Malloy
The ruling issued by Judge Covello has favored the State of Connecticut. Our arguments were dismissed, and the judge accepted the States argument in the entirety. Read Decision and Order
Everyone would like to know what this means for CCDL and the other plaintiffs. Here is what we know as of now:
1) We are far from done! We knew that there would be appeals no matter how this ruling was decided, and we were prepared for this.
2) Judge Covello did acknowledge that the list of firearms that are deemed as assault weapons are very much in common use, but public safety outweighs a definitive right to such arms.
3) The legal team for CCDL and the other plaintiffs have already filed a 'Notice of Appeal' with the Federal Court System. Read Notice of Appeal here. Filing the appeal may take one to two weeks.
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Oral Arguments for 01/30/14 Cancelled(updated 1/21/2014)
Judge is Preparing to Issue Decision Shew v.Malloy
After reviewing thousands of pages of documents from both the plaintiffs and the defendants, Judge Alfred Covello cancelled oral arguments. A decision may come within the next several days, but it may come later. We will inform CCDL members as soon as possible. The fact that the arguments have been canceled are in no way an indicator of how the Judge will rule. Whatever the outcome is, appeals will be filed by us or the State.
From Judge Covello:
Full docket text for document 123: 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)
Oral Arguments set for 01/30/14 (Shew v. Malloy)
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Court information: http://www.ctd.uscourts.gov/content/hartford
It is currently a violation of state regulations to carry a firearm for personal protection in state parks and state forests. Pistol Permit holders go through training, background checks and pay a lot of money to obtain these permits. Since the Governor is asking for change recommendations, please take this opportunity by using the instructions below.
- Fill out your Name, Email Address and Town.
- field Regulations Agency drop-down, Select "Energy and Environmental Protection, Dept of"
- field Regulation Subject Matter: enter Carrying handguns in State Forests and Parks
- field Regulation Section Number: Enter 23-4-1(c) and 26-66-2
- In the Comments enter the following text:
Please modify the State Agencies Regulations to allow individuals with valid Permits to Carry Pistols and Revolvers to carry a handgun for self defense while in CT State Parks and Forests. Specifically:
- Remove the prohibition on the 'carrying of firearms' in Section 23-4-1(c) of the Connecticut Agencies Regulations
- Add an exemption to 26-66-2 to allow the carrying of pistols and revolvers (including handguns using center-fire ammunition) for the purposes of self defense.
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The Connecticut Citizens Defense League sends out our heartfelt sympathies to the families, victims and the entire community of Newtown. You will remain in our thoughts and prayers always.