If so, why do they use procedural trickery to cut citizens out of the legislative process?
From the NRA-ILA:
Next week, Governor Dannel Malloy (D) and anti-gun legislators are aggressively trying to push through an Emergency Certification Bill (E-Cert), a procedure by which the House Speaker and Senate President Pro Tempore jointly propose legislation and send it directly to the House or Senate floor for a vote. An E-Cert would bypass the committee process and public hearings, eliminating your opportunity for input.
As of today, the overwhelming majority of gun-related legislation that has been introduced in Connecticut is an affront to your constitutional rights as a law-abiding citizen. Some of the most egregious proposals are expected to be rolled into this comprehensive gun control package, including a gun and ammunition rationing scheme, a ban on standard capacity magazines, the registration of all firearms and a ban on nearly all commonly owned semi-automatic firearms used for self-defense, recreational and competitive target shooting, and hunting.If Connecticut's governor and legislators resort to these measures and ram through legislation, will Connecticut's firearms makers move on principle to leave the state and relocate to those where government respects the people's Second Amendment rights?