Second Amendment Case Focuses On Open Carry Law CHRISTIAN NOLAN, The Connecticut Law Tribune June 30, 2014 | 3 Comments share share by mail share on linkedin Facebook share on twitter share on google+ Share With Email Send Thank you for sharing! Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided. print reprints Richard Burgess walked into a Wallingford pool hall with a gun and two magazines of ammunition. A bartender said some patrons felt uncomfortable and left. Another scared customer called 911. Sign up for a free digital membership and get great benefits like: Already Registered? Sign In now 5 free articles* every 30 days, from other ALM publications Exclusive discounts on ALM events and products Connecticut Law Tribune digital newsletter, plus your choice of more than 30 digital newsletters Access on the device of your choice: smartphone, tablet, or desktop Unlimited free access to Corporate Counsel and Law Technology News online Create Account with LinkedIn Register Now *May exclude premium content VIEW COMMENTS ( 3 ) ADD COMMENT What's being said Sign In Terms & Conditions BillBoy Baggins Jun 28, 2014 As far as I know, municipalities cannot enact ordinances prohibiting people from carrying guns in plain site. State law preempts any local ordinances that conflict with it because otherwise, there would be a hodgepodge conflicting laws across the state, making it difficult if not impossible, for every person, including law enforcement, to be aware of all of them, much less to comply with them, as we travel from town to town. Paul Mordecai Rosenberg Jun 27, 2014 In our culture indeed! What about in our law?Culture certainly appears to trump law in the politically correct northeast—especially Connecticut—where police are commonly allowed, even encouraged, to break the very laws they’re charged with enforcing, thanks to qualified immunity and the lock-step connivance of prosecutors and judges. And while police are assumed and allowed not to know the law, mere civilians are ordinarily refused that privilege by politically motivated courts that are predisposed to kowtow to arbitrary government authority for the sake of expediency—especially where firearms are involved in any way at all . . . Ellen Dahlgren Jun 27, 2014 "In Connecticut, we don‘t have a culture where people carry handguns openly like might be the case in West Texas or Wyoming,"Unlike Connecticut, carrying a handgun openly is illegal in Texas. Comments are not moderated. To report offensive comments, click here. Preparing comment abuse report for Article# 1202661203907 Send Thank you! This article's comments will be reviewed.