in CT is a miserable bastard who doesn't care about the law and abuses his authority. And helps cops who don't bother to know the law to abuse THEIR authority. Both of which abuses the citizens of CT.
Here’s the problem: If you have a permit, it’s perfectly legal to walk into a McDonalds in Connecticut while plainly carrying a firearm. As Gideon notes, the problem is that too many cops in Connecticut simply don’t know the law. Lawlor’s solution isn’t to educate them, but to come up with creative (and baseless) applications of other laws that allow cops to continue to violate the rights of Connecticut citizens who exercise their right to carry. Gideon’s analogy to the camera issue is spot-on. Because exercising this particular right tends to upset police officers, and because police officers aren’t aware of the law, the state officials in charge of law enforcement have chosen to simply not give a damn about protecting this particular right.
Sue the bastards. Every one of them. And, since this appears to be the cops either not know the law or not caring about it and the clowns like Lawlor WANT to help them screw the public by making up bullshit charges, they might not be covered by sovereign immunity; which means THEY'LL have to pay.
I don't really care for suing people, but if it's the only thing that'll get these bastards attention, do it.