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  • CT: Bill to Require Carry Permit Holders to "Show Their Papers" Defeated

    04/13/2017 7:49:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Second Amendment supporters won another victory, this time in Connecticut. On Thursday, 6 April, 2017, HB6200 was defeated. The bill would have required individuals who open carry handguns to present permits to law enforcement on demand. This was the second year that such a bill was stopped. It never made it out of committee. In Connecticut, a resident is not allowed to carry a handgun outside of his home without a permit. Permits are not exactly "shall issue" but are granted to most people who apply. Here is the summation of  the bill, from ct.gov: AN ACT CONCERNING THE PRESENTATION...
  • Malloy won’t run for re-election as governor [of CT]

    04/13/2017 8:40:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Connecticut Post ^ | 7:40 pm, Thursday, April 13, 2017 | Ken Dixon
    In a roomful of supporters and agency heads, tears broke the governor’s businesslike façade. Dannel P. Malloy said his rejection of a third term, a decision he announced Thursday afternoon, frees him from partisan politics so he can better steer the sharply divided General Assembly through its current budget crisis. In January 2019, Malloy will begin the next act of a life that began as a dyslectic child in Stamford, led to law school, a stint as a criminal prosecutor, mayor of his hometown and nearly seven years in the Governor’s Residence. […] With low popularity ratings, a $1.7 billion...
  • At Cromwell High, Transgender Athlete Competes With Girls For First Time (And Wins Every Time!)

    04/12/2017 5:31:10 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 96 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | 4-7-2017 | Matthew Conyers
    With family, friends and teammates cheering her on at her first high school track meet, Andraya won the girls 100- and 200-meter dashes, and helped her 4x100-meter relay team take second place. She ran 11.99 seconds in the 100 and 26.34 in the 200. "I do hope I inspire people, but not only with track," Andraya said Wednesday. "I hope it inspires people to not hold yourself back just because you're scared of it or it is your first time doing it, or because of other people's negativity.
  • State of Modern Sports: Boy Identifies as Girl, Boy Competes as Girl, Boy Wins Everything

    04/11/2017 10:39:20 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 78 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/11/17 | Dylan Gwinn
    A high school in Connecticut has accepted a new boy on their track team. Except, he won’t be going to the boys track team, he’ll be going to the girls team. Andraya Yearwood, a freshman and biological male from Cromwell High School in Connecticut, identifies as a girl and recently received permission to join the girls track team after competing as a boy in middle school. Not surprisingly, Yearwood has been extremely successful as a male competing against females. According to the Hartford Courant, “Andraya’s times in the 100 and the 200 are fast. A year ago, her 11.99 in...
  • Potential candidate for governor Walker talks with Dennis House ( CT Gov. Race )

    04/10/2017 8:12:25 AM PDT · by taildragger · 4 replies
    WFSB TV ^ | Joseph Wenzel IV
    Republican Dave Walker, who is a 2014 candidate for lt. governor, announces run for governor when he talks with Dennis House on Face the State.
  • Mississippi State stuns UConn 66-64 in Final Four to end Huskies' 111-game win streak

    03/31/2017 11:31:17 PM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 55 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 31, 2017 | Doug Feinberg
    UConn's record 111-game winning streak came to a startling end when Mississippi State pulled off perhaps the biggest upset in women's basketball history, stunning the Huskies 66-64 on Morgan William's overtime buzzer beater in the national semifinals Friday night.
  • DHS Designates California and Connecticut as Sanctuary States

    03/31/2017 8:44:12 AM PDT · by kevcol · 103 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 31, 2017 | Sam Dorman
    The Department of Homeland Security added the entire states of California and Connecticut to its list of U.S. jurisdictions that hinder cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in detaining illegal immigrants. Both states had enacted legislation called "Trust Acts," allowing local law enforcement to ignore ICE's requests to detain certain illegal immigrants in custody.
  • Gun Manufacturer Colt To Add 100 Jobs, Buy West Hartford Headquarters (Connecticut)

    03/25/2017 3:49:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | March 24, 2017 | Stephen Singer
    Colt's Manufacturing Co., the gun maker that emerged from bankruptcy last year, is purchasing its West Hartford headquarters and manufacturing plant as part of a $23 million investment in Connecticut, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday. Colt's intends to keep its workforce of 600 workers and create 100 jobs over five years, Malloy said. The state Department of Economic and Community Development is providing a $10 million loan, with as much as $2 million forgiven if Colt's meets job milestones. The manufacturing facility and the land have a price of $13 million. Colt's, which sells guns to the military, police...
  • Report: Sharp increase in gun permits issued in Connecticut last year

    03/20/2017 10:36:09 AM PDT · by Puppage
    WTNH Television ^ | 03/20/2017 | Puppage
    EW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– Many more people applied for gun permits last year than the year before. According to the Norwich Bulletin, there was a 73 percent jump during that period. Some believe it’s partly because of last year’s presidential election. The paper reports the increase was for pistol permit applications from 2015 to 2016. The reason is fear…but not fear of violence and crime. The best guess is that all those people suddenly wanted guns because they were afraid of Democrats. At least what Democrats might do to their second amendment rights. That fear made for a big increase....
  • 3-Year-Old Lived Days In Apartment With Dead Mother

    03/16/2017 10:27:47 AM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 23 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 03-16-2017 | Tim Brown
    A three-year-old little girl was found in an East Hartford, Connecticut apartment after she survived several days past the death of her mother. A social worker was called to check on the child on Monday because the day care where the little girl was taken said she had not been attending.  That's when the body of the 37-year-old mother was found dead in bed, and the 3-year-old dehydrated, but alive. Police called the little girl's survival "remarkable" after being in the home for several days with nothing to eat, except a box of cereal that had spilled onto the floor. The...
  • Connecticut woman attacks boyfriend with samurai sword after dispute

    03/14/2017 7:28:14 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 14, 2017 | Minyvonne Burke
    An argument between a Connecticut couple quickly turned dangerous after the woman went after her lover with a samurai-type sword. Police told CBS News that Juanita Bentley, of New London, got into a heated argument with her boyfriend.
  • Mom Streamed 10-Year-old Son Driving

    03/13/2017 10:44:41 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 16 replies
    NBC News and Associated Press ^ | 3/8/2017 | Nikita Biryukov and Associated Press
    A Connecticut mom allegedly let her 10-year-old son drive her car while she streamed it on Facebook Live. Lisa Nussbaum, of Monroe, was charged on Friday with risk of injury or impairing morals of a minor. Nussbaum, 38, was released the same day, after promising to appear at the Superior Court in Bridgeport, Connecticut, one week later. Monroe police said they arrested Nussbaum after several residents reported having seen a Facebook Live broadcast showing a child driving a car on public roads throughout the town of about 20,000.
  • The Blue-State Model Collapses in Connecticut

    03/07/2017 8:24:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/07/2017 | Stephen Eide
    Government finance is now the greatest source of controversy in Connecticut, owing to billion-dollar deficits and an epic debt load that ensures high taxes for many years to come. In national politics, Connecticut is deep blue: Its entire congressional delegation is Democratic, and it hasn’t voted for a Republican presidential candidate in 28 years. But the GOP has recently notched strong gains in the state legislature. Though it’s far from clear which party will prevail, the fight for control of state government will depend on who can better respond to broad public recognition that Connecticut needs a new fiscal model....
  • Protest ends with pepper spray, dogs and arrests (I love a happy ending)

    02/27/2017 7:41:43 AM PST · by simpson96 · 28 replies
    Yale News ^ | 2/6/2017 | Sara Tabin
    protest against President Donald Trump at New Haven City Hall on Saturday ended with pepper spray, police dogs and two arrests. After congregating at 3 p.m. to hear speeches, about 200 protesters marched across Route 34, creating a human barricade to block traffic. State police officers then threatened to arrest them if they did not clear the area. Although many attendees began to disperse or watched from the sideline, at least 50 people remained in the street for approximately half an hour. Protesters moved out of the street by 4:50 p.m. and began to march back to City Hall, followed...
  • Connecticut Ranked As State With Worst Fiscal Status – Second Only To Puerto Rico

    02/26/2017 10:12:15 PM PST · by RC one · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Jun 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry 3 Jun 2016
    Connecticut – led by a Democrat legislature and governor and represented by an entirely Democrat congressional delegation – ranks as dead last among the states, owing largely to its massive debt obligations and unfunded liabilities. According to Mercatus, Connecticut’s fiscal state is “poor across all categories,” which cover cash, budget, long-term, citizen service-level, and trust fund solvency. The study finds: On the basis of its fiscal solvency in five separate categories, Connecticut ranks 50th among the US states and Puerto Rico for its fiscal health. Connecticut’s fiscal position is poor across all categories. With between only 0.46 and 1.19 times...
  • Disgraced Gov. refuses to follow federal law on immigration, half his state wants to leave – but can

    02/26/2017 6:03:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Bloody Rubbish ^ | February 23, 2017 | Robert Willis
    Connecticut residents are fleeing in large numbers to escape their state government. It’s known to locals as the Connecticut Exodus. The once-beautiful state has been leveled by an abusive Democratic-majority government. Even the few Republicans actually holding office would be considered Democrats in other regions of the country. It’s called the bluest state in the nation, and I think it would be hard to argue it isn’t the California of the east — minus the jobs, companies, good weather and innovation, of course. Outsiders think of Connecticut as a rich state in the northeast; many don’t know that they have...
  • Previously Deported Illegal Goes On Murderous Rampage Days After CT Gov Refused To Work With ICE

    02/25/2017 8:15:41 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 30 replies
    Information Liberation ^ | 2/25/2017 | Chris Menahan
    Just days after Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy ordered police not to co-operate with ICE in enforcing immigration laws, a previously deported illegal alien went on a murderous rampage killing a mother and stabbing her friend. From The Hartford Courant: A convicted felon, who was previously deported, fatally stabbed a woman and abducted their 6-year-old daughter from a Bridgeport home, triggering an Amber Alert and multi-state search that ended after a highway police chase and crash in Pennsylvania, authorities said. Though the child, Aylin Hernandez, did not suffer serious physical injuries, police said her 26-year-old mother, Nidia Gonzalez, was dead. Another...
  • TWO DAYS After Governor Declares CT Sanctuary State – Illegal Alien Murders Mother and Kidnaps

    02/25/2017 8:32:27 AM PST · by lowbridge · 40 replies
    Gateway pundit ^ | February 25, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    On Wednesday Connecticut Governor Daniel Malloy issued a memo to his state’s authorities, telling them to ignore federal law regarding illegal immigrants. Malloy declared Connecticut a sanctuary state. On Friday a previously deported illegal alien murdered his girlfriend and kidnapped her six year-old daughter. Oscar Obedio Hernandez, an illegal alien from El Salvador, was arrested on Friday night.
  • Democratic Governor Tells Cops Not to Obey Trump Immigration Policy

    02/22/2017 5:36:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    LawNewz ^ | February 22, 2017 | Rachel Stockman
    Connecticut’s Democratic governor, Dannel Malloy, told local police and law enforcement that they basically don’t have to abide by federal requests to detain undocumented immigrants. On top of that, he pretty much encouraged them not to cooperate with federal agents all together. “ICE detainer requests are requests, they are not warrants or orders and this should only be honored as set forth in Connecticut law, unless accompanied by a judicial warrant,” Malloy said in a letter sent to local law enforcement on Wednesday. Malloy’s letter was sent a day after the Trump administration issued sweeping guidelines that targeted millions of...
  • Malloy [CT] budget sets huge increases for gun permit fees [up 400]

    02/08/2017 2:22:20 PM PST · by Daffynition · 45 replies
    NHRegister ^ | Feb 0, 2017 | Jack Kramer
    HARTFORD >> Gun owners will see huge increases in permit fees that would raise millions of dollars to help the state combat its two-year, $3.6 billion deficit. As part of his budget, Malloy is proposing to increase the state portion of the pistol permit fee from $70 to $300. He also is proposing the cost of the initial 5-year pistol permit fee from $140 to $370.