CT State Attorney Releases 'How To Manual' for Police to Harass Gun Owners

CT State Attorney Releases 'How To Manual' for Police to Harass Gun Owners

CT State Attorney Releases 'How To Manual' for Police to Harass Gun Owners

n February 5th 2016, Connecticut’s Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Timothy Sugrue published a memorandum to the Chief State’s Attorney’s Office detailing first what everyone in Connecticut should already know:

The unconcealed carry of a firearm with a valid Permit to Carry Pistols or Revolvers is 100% lawful, and that police cannot stop a person carrying a firearm unconcealed (Open Carry) to demand their permit absent Reasonable Articulable Suspicion of a crime.

That is detailed on page one of the memorandum…but.

The memorandum goes on for 5 more pages describing how police in Connecticut can still get away with harassing and detaining citizens not breaking the law. Instead of doing what the State’s Attorney’s office should have done long ago, and clarifying the issue as we have requested, they went on to add to the confusion that police departments experience. Clarifying the issue only needed the first page’s response, nothing else.