“Suing for the RIGHT to be fingerprinted, to be ALLOWED to purchase firearms. Oh, the irony.”
BRIDGEPORT, CT — A Second Amendment group filed a federal lawsuit against the state of Connecticut Saturday, claiming Gov. Ned Lamont and several municipal police chiefs have violated their rights by slowing down the gun permitting process due to COVID-19.
The Connecticut Citizens Defense League is seeking an injunction to force the state to accept and process their firearms applications. The group contends Lamont’s March 17 executive order that allows police to limit hours for fingerprinting goes beyond his authority.
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The lawsuit, filed by state Reps. Craig Fishbein and Doug Dubitsky on behalf of CCDL and six named plaintiffs, argues that the executive order has caused law enforcement to refuse to collect fingerprints for firearm permits and has essentially shut down the issuance of all firearm permits.
by Christine Stuart