Atkinson Law Asks Judge To Declare Connecticut Pistol Permit Law Unconstitutional

Attorney Cameron Atkinson of Atkinson Law, LLC has filed a motion asking a Connecticut Superior Court judge to declare Connecticut’s pistol permit law violates the Second Amendment and is unconstitutional. In his motion, Attorney Atkinson details the long and racially discriminatory history of firearms permitting laws as well as America’s tradition of compelling firearms possession, not making it dependent on government benevolence.

Attorney Atkinson writes: “[M]odern pistol permitting laws are impossible to square with America’s history. The right to keep and bear arms did not depend on government benevolence in the colonies and in the antebellum period. The Second Amendment still does not permit the government to condition the exercise of the right the Constitution guarantees on government benevolence….

To interpret the plain text of the Second Amendment otherwise would render it inconsistent with the other provisions of the Bill of Rights. Would Alvarez have to seek the State’s permission to voice a controversial political opinion in Bushnell Park? Would he have to seek the State’s permission to go to a Connecticut church? Affirmative answers to those questions would be ludicrous and intolerable in the face of the First Amendment’s plain text. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 29-35 is equally ludicrous in the face of the Second Amendment’s plain text.”

The full motion is below:


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November 5, 2022 at 7:43 am

Hey Cameron
You would not believe the red tape for an FFL purchasing a Gun from a widow in this state. First off if firearms aren’t listed on PC450 form then widow has to contact probate attorney to amend form and return to probate judge for approval or else widows other choice is to turn in valuable Property to the state with no compensation. The state even offered me a list of firearms owned by the deceased if I provided notarized letter from widow. So much for “ no gun registry “

Jake parsonsreply
December 16, 2022 at 9:01 am

Why dont you file a motion overturning it based on the fact that the supreme court ruled having the police chief decided if you can get a permit is unconstitutional? You even know what the hell youre doing? Im looking for someone willing to take a real case with a real defendant. No competent pro gun lawyers clearly

Cameron L. Atkinsonreply
December 16, 2022 at 10:39 am
– In reply to: Jake parsons

Maybe you should learn to read. I asked the state court judge presiding over my client’s criminal case to declare the statute that requires you to have a pistol permit unconstitutional. I also have filed a similar case in Connecticut federal court where I have asked for the same law to be declared unconstitutional.

Pull your head out of your ass. I’ve already filed the cases you’re bitching about.

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