Sunday, September 6, 2009

Open Carry In Connecticut

Yeah - it's legal...
but people in Connecticut have been hassled about carrying openly.

The Connecticut Constitution, Article 1: Section 15 says:
"Every citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the state"

In any case, Connecticut Citizens Defense League hosted a picnic at Boothe Memorial Park in Stratford and members and their families celebrated our 2nd amendment rights, and the right to open carry in CT. Guns were holstered the whole time. No alcohol was served. It was good to exercise our rights.

We enjoyed burgers and lots of other good food, comraderie and good conversation.

Here is their mission statement:
The Connecticut Citizens Defense League is a non-partisan, grassroots organization devoted to advocating rights affirmed by the Constitutions of the United States of America and the State of Connecticut. We are especially dedicated to protecting the unalienable right of all citizens to keep and bear arms, for the defense of both self and state, through public enlightenment and legislative action.

We welcome anyone who believes that the defense of our constitutional rights is critical to the longevity of our freedom and to the success of this nation, and in particular that the rights to self defense and to keep and bear the arms to actualize that defense, are fundamental and undeniable.

It was a wonderful afternoon with a great bunch of nice people who clearly know and understand the law, their rights, and the proper and safe handling of firearms.

Connecticut Board of Firearm Examiners issued a report last year that permit holders have no duty to conceal their firearms.
"it is illegal to carry a handgun, whether concealed or openly, without a permit, except in one's home or place of business (CGS § 29-35(a))."