You may recall that California’s gun control advocates capitalized on the Isla Vista spree killing by ramming through a bill creating Gun Violence Restraining Orders (GVROs). TTAG identified this as one of the worst civilian disarmament laws in the history of the United States. It eliminates due process for gun owners, directing the state to confiscate legally owned firearms on the basis of secret, unopposed testimony from family members (i.e. a disaffected spouse). The owner must then prove that they are innocent of the accusation. And now Connecticut wants to institute the same thing . . .
Connecticut Representative Rob Sampson, though, is having none of it. In his testimony above, Sampson takes the Constitution State’s Lt. Governor to task for the unconstitutionality of the proposed bill. Lt. Governor Wyman seems tongue-tied on the whole subject of due process, claiming that a GVRO affords the accused this protection.
For taking on the forces of tyranny, and doing so head-on, using facts, Rep. Sampson gets TTAG’s Gun Hero of the Day accolade. The Connecticut GVRO bill will probably pass, but those of us who value our rights appreciate that Rep. Sampson will not let this abomination pass without exposure. [Too bad about the audio. h/t Pascal]