VOTE NO ON THE GUN BILL The bill is promoted by the National Rifle Association and is called the “Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act.” It would allow those with permits in one state to carry their firearm into another state. That means that a visitor to Connecticut from Vermont, where those carrying a concealed weapon do not need a permit and can be as young as 16 (or even younger if they have parental permission), would be able to carry a gun in Connecticut, which requires a permit and prohibits those younger than 21 from carrying a gun.To the dismay of gun control advocates, the House Rules Committee on Tuesday married that legislation with another bill that would strengthen the FBI background check process. The “Fix NICs” bill, co-sponsored by several Connecticut lawmakers, would increase the frequency with which state and federal agencies report offenses that would legally prohibit someone from buying a firearm. It would also prod federal agencies, including the military services, to improve their reporting of those who would be banned from owing a gun. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, a sponsor of the House Fix NICs bill, said it is “appalling” that the GOP-led Rules Committee linked the two bills and “polluted the NICs bill.”. “This makes it impossible for me to vote for my own bill,” And remember the NRA is backed by Putin! Esty said. In May 2016, longtime Republican campaign adviser Paul Erickson wrote to the Trump campaign offering to connect Donald Trump and Putin’s government, with the NRA providing cover. Russia, he wrote, was “quietly but actively seeking a dialogue with the U.S.” and would attempt to use the N.R.A.’s annual convention in Louisville, Ky., to make “ ‘first contact.’ ”The letter went to Trump campaign adviser Rick Dearborn, but was addressed to both Dearborn and Jefferson Sessions, who was Trump’s foreign policy adviser and Dearborn’s boss. This is just one of the many connections between republicans and Putin, the other of course is all the donor money. The Putin/republicans who stole in their tax scam all our money in the middle of the night, while voting to make sure no one had time to read the bill are voting on a bill that will ensure more Americans will die. I know, I know “thoughts and prayers”... they can just change the address everyday and tweet accordingly.