Regarding the last line, an objective reading of statute shows that the state regulates carry of firearms through its permitting process. Firearm sales and hunting regulation are two area's that ordinances have been challenged and struck down on based on preemption, but the logic follows. I believe firearms should be regulated at the state level, so there is consistency across the 169 towns. As for potentially passing a local ordinance, it will ultimately be a court that decides its legality and I cannot in good conscious commit the taxpayers of Newtown to shoulder the exorbitant legal costs of defending an action I believe would be in violation of state statute, and doing so would violate the Town's Code of Ethics.
My comments are my own and not on behalf of the Legislative Council of which I am a member.
Firstly, it is very easy to register and vote in Connecticut and America and I am glad to see people exercise that right.
I am not against absentee voting, but feel it should be safe and secure. It is not with ballot harvesting because it introduces an unaccountable third party between the voter and election officials, with little to no way to prove wrong doing with short of an unsolicited confession. Both of the instances above were targeted against people of color, and serve only to further disenfranchise both voters and candidates in those communities. Nothing dissuades and suppresses voters more than feeling the system is rigged and their vote does not matter. Restoring confidence in elections by bolstering election integrity should be a bipartisan goal.
Many people seem to like the options of how to vote, why not support them and strive towards even a higher percentage of registered votes casting their ballot. No reason to have to travel to the voting locations, this is 2020, not 1975. Since you only vote once why would you care if we have a longer voting time than one day, hey how about a national Voter day. Lets do all we can to encourage voting.