Atty. Ralph D. Sherman
130 West Main Street New Britain, Connecticut 06052
tel. (860) 229-0213 fax (860) 229-0235 e-mail email@example.com
Right of self-defense: Void where prohibited
from The Hartford CourantMarch 12, 1998
By RALPH D. SHERMAN
Or your bank.
Or your employer.
I'm talking about the response of Rep. Michael Lawlor to the murders at lottery headquarters. Lawlor has said he will propose a bill to allow businesses and employers to prohibit the discrete, concealed carry of a handgun by any law-abiding person, even if they have a handgun permit.
So who has a handgun permit? Someone who has been fingerprinted and photographed, who has undergone an extensive background check, and who has no felony or violent misdemeanor convictions. Someone who wants to be able to protect himself - or herself.
I know these people because they are my clients.
The accountant who takes the company deposit to the bank every day.
The businessman who is trying to hang on in a bad neighborhood in one of our large cities.
The female employee who must park her car in a dimly lit garage, three blocks from the office.
These are the people who will be affected if Lawlor's proposal becomes reality.
How would such law affect a suicidal employee with severe depression?
Maybe Rep. Lawlor can explain.