Is Gun Confiscation on the Way in Connecticut? See the Letter the State Is Reportedly Sending to Owners of Newly ‘Illegal’ Firearms

Jason Howerton
The Blaze
2/26/2014

After tens of thousands of defiant gun owners in Connecticut chose not to register their semi-automatic rifles to comply with a hastily-passed gun control law, the state is now taking some action. Officials are reportedly notifying gun owners who submitted late applications that they have one last chance to get rid of their “illegal” weapons.

State officials did accept some gun registration applications that were submitted after the Jan. 4 deadline, however, not all late applications were accepted, the Journal Inquirer reports.

“But rather than turn that information over to prosecutors, state officials are giving the gun owners a chance to get rid of the weapons and magazines,” the report adds.

So gun owners who actually tried to register their guns and magazines, intentionally late or not, are now on the state’s radar for owning guns that became illegal overnight. Owning an unregistered semi-automatic rifle or high-capacity magazine that was legal prior to Jan. 3 is now a class D felony under the new law.

The Capitalism Institute claims to have obtained a copy of the notarized letters Connecticut officials are sending out to late registration applicants…

 

 

The article continues, with a copy of the state’s letter, at The Blaze.

 

 

Related:   Connecticut “Thinks” They Are Up For Confiscating Guns…

…So if the educated buffoons that run Connecticut and inhabit most every state house and out house in the centers of power pass a law that says that in no uncertain terms I need a permit to attend church, or to register myself with the government in order to speak about politics as I walk down the street, and if I don’t follow that law, we, the citizens are going to have a “real problem?”  I would be the first to ask what kind of problem is that going to be Senator?  Do you plan to arrest them?  Are you going to turn Connecticut into a penal colony?

Let me tell you what Connecticut’s “real problem” is Senator; you guys think that the citizens who elected you serve you and not the other way around…

 

 

An Open Letter to the Legislative Tyrants of Connecticut

Sent via email.

To the CT State Senators And Representatives who voted Yes on “An Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety, also known as Public Law 13-3 or Connecticut Senate Bill No. 1160,” 3 April 2013.

And, yes, I said tyrants. You bought it, in the form of the woefully misnamed “Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety,” you own it, you are certainly — if you get your way — going to pay for it like it or not, so you might as well own up to it. Look in the mirror. That’s what a tyrant in the 21st Century looks like. Mather Byles, the Massachusetts Loyalist of the Revolutionary period — our first civil war — once famously asked, “Which is better – to be ruled by one tyrant three thousand miles away or by three thousand tyrants one mile away?” The Founders themselves were just as suspicious of unrestrained democracy as a means of tyranny. This is why they gave us a republic of limited powers and the rule of law, to limit those who would misuse democracy to create a new tyranny. Yet that is precisely what you’ve done. Own it….

…We are at a crossroads. You, in the arrogance of your power and your ignorance of the people you seek to dominate are extrapolating from your own cowardice — you believe that just because the government orders these folks to knuckle under that they will do so BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT YOU WOULD DO. You mistake them, and your mistake is, in the fullness of time, going to get people killed. And who do you think these people who you victimize — these people who you will have state agents seek to round up and kill — who do you think they are going to blame for that? It doesn’t take Madame Lawlor and his crystal ball to predict that such people — victimized by their own state authorities in an unconstitutional law that likely will be found to be null and void anyway — will blame the people who sent the killers. Which is to say, you…

Read the whole thing.

 

 

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