Are there any CT residents here who spoke out at the committee hearings when this bill was heard? It is my experience that when a legislature tries to ban something it really drives people to act. Did this happen in CT? The legislature there seems to be open to all; http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/Content/YourVoice.asp
and with a state as small as CT you're 90 minutes or less away from the capital.
In WA we were subjected to nearly the same crap but people turned out in droves to let their Reps know how they felt.