Long time Second Amendment foe state Senator Martin Looney [ I didn’t say it, his parents did – Ed] is rushing a gun control bill through the legislature using the “emergency certification” procedure to shut off debate.
Before most bills are considered in either the House or Senate, they must first go through the committee system. The primary exception to this rule is the emergency certification bill, or “e-cert,” which can be passed on the floor without going through committee first. The e-cert is generally reserved for use during times of crisis, such as natural disasters or when deadlines are approaching too quickly to delay action
The only emergency here is the fear that emotions may cool and reason return before the Democrats pass their bill. Gun owner or not, real democrats might be troubled by this evasion of the legislative process. Democrats with a capital “D”, however won’t care a whit.
Looney, by the way, who has also introduced a bill requiring that public schools teach “labor history” (gee, taught from what viewpoint?), has included in the grab bag of anti-gun laws he’s trying to pass a provision to register every buyer of ammunition, require background checks to do same and ban internet sales, all of which are aimed solely at target and recreational shooters and have absolutely no connection with preventing another Adam Lanza, the ostensible reason for this gun confiscation offensive.