Connecticut Moves One Step Closer To All Out Confiscation Of Guns & Magazines

By Dan Roberts

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Manasquan, NJ --(Ammoland.com)- Its been in the news, albeit regional and Pro Second Amendment news organizations mostly, but still. Its been in the news for the last few weeks about the dismal level of compliance with Connecticut’s new “Assault Weapons and High Capacity Magazine Registration Law”, rushed into enactment by Governor Malloy in a shameful exploitation of the tragic Sandy Hook Massacre in order to obtain political and ideological goals.

By all accounts the compliance rate is incredibly low, on the order of only 10 to 15 percent range, Semi official numbers say only 50,000 individuals registered.

An official State analysis in 2011 estimated that there were approximately 370,000 so called “Assault Rifles” and well over a MILLION “large capacity magazines” in circulation.  Yet as the Jan 1st 2014 deadline to register them with the State came, went and the paperwork was processed, officials discovered that only approximately 50,000 of the 370,000 semi automatic rifles had been registered and roughly 35,000 “large capacity (really standard capacity) magazines” were registered. ( http://tiny.cc/gojubx )

That triggered widespread dumbfounded confusion amongst state officials, including Governor Malloy, who seemingly cant seem to accept the fact that people are willfully refusing to comply with the arbitrary diktats of their tyrannical “leaders“. Since Jan 1st 2014, Malloy has come up with any number of excuses to explain what to him and others like him is incomprehensible.

Connecticut State Police Assault Weapon Destruction Letter
Connecticut State Police Assault Weapon Destruction Letter

At various times blaming it on the Post Office closing early on Dec 31st 2013, for “confusion” and most recently at a Winter Governors Association Meeting last week he finally resorted to simply saying he refuses to believe the numbers are accurate and that people really are actually complying. ( http://tiny.cc/ivjubx )

See the a possible copy of a letter sent by the Connecticut State Police to one resident, whose registration paperwork was rejected, (right).

The problem now becomes, even though the paperwork was rejected it is without a doubt certain that the Connecticut State Police kept the declaration of ownership and now have at least some official records of those who are not in compliance. It was reported late yesterday by the Manchester Journal Inquirer ( http://tiny.cc/9qlubx ) that letters are now going out to at least a certain number of gun owners that they have been found to be in non compliance with the law and were technically felons.

By Ed Jacovino Journal Inquirer

When state officials decided to accept some gun registrations and magazine declarations that arrived after a Jan. 4 deadline, they also had to deal with those applications that didn’t make the cut.

The state now holds signed and notarized letters saying those late applicants own rifles and magazines illegally.

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 state is sending letters to 106 rifle owners and 108 residents with high-capacity magazines saying they can destroy the guns and ammunition, sell them to a federally licensed gun dealer, move the items out of state or sell them to somebody out of state, or make arrangements to turn them over to local or state police.

Those who fail to do so could face serious criminal penalties.

Once people realize they can’t keep the guns and magazines, “they’re going to get rid of them,” Michael P. Lawlor, the undersecretary for criminal justice policy and planning to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, says.

And that dear readers is the “shot across the bow” from the State of Connecticut. We know who you are and what you have and “your going to get rid of them “ according to Michael Lawlor. While he left out the rather obvious ‘Or Else” it is certainly implied.

Lawlor is quite an interesting fellow in his own right, and apparently has quite a checkered past, including his own FBI File according to Mike Vanderbough’s work uncovering his background. The information on Lawlor can be found on Vanderbough’s website, Sipsey Street Irregulars. 

For those unfamiliar with Vanderbough, he, along with David Codrea were instrumental in breaking the Fast and Furious Scandal wide open months before anyone in the Mainstream Media even knew what it was. His sources are impeccable and there is no legitimate reason to doubt the veracity of what he has discovered about Lawlor’s past.

Registration leads to Confiscation
The various Anti Gun Groups and their acolytes have dismissively laughed and ridiculed the idea that “Registration leads to Confiscation” in-spite of the fact that there is overwhelming evidence from around the world that that is exactly what happens. As I reported just a few days ago in another column, even The Obama Justice Dept has quietly admitted in an NIJ “white paper” that registration is pointless and ineffective unless coupled with confiscation. It happened in England, Australia, California and its been openly discussed and on some level implemented in both New York State as well as New York City

The New York City Police Department is taking aim at owners of shotguns and rifles capable of holding more than five rounds, demanding such guns be surrendered, altered or taken out of the city.

The demand came in the form of some 500 letters mailed out to owners of registered long guns that are in violation of a 2010 city ordinance. The first option for the letter’s recipient is to, “Immediately surrender your Rifle and/or Shotgun to your local police precinct, and notify this office of the invoice number. The firearm may be sold or permanently removed from the City of New York thereafter.” as I wrote about this time last year.

Even one of the oldest newspapers in the Country, the storied Hartford Courant, which once published seditious letters from “Silence DoGood” the nom de guerre of Benjamin Franklin writing against British Rule, has jumped on the bandwagon, going so far as to publicly encourage State Officials to use the States Background Check Database to identify those not in compliance and Prosecute them.

That is right readers and fellow patriots, one of the original Thirteen Colonies and its most storied newspaper, both at the very forefront of a Revolution against tyranny and autocratic rule has transformed into nothing more the an unabashed water carrier for tyrannical statists like CT Gov Daniel Malloy. How far they have fallen.

Things Are Coming To A Head.
Will it be in Connecticut ? No one knows for certain. But sooner or later, and by most accounts sooner is the most likely, there will be a raid on a gun-owners house, with overwhelming Para-military Police Force and either through intent or accident, shots will be exchanged, blood will be shed and another log will be thrown on a long smoldering fire of discontent with Government at all levels.

As a FireFighter I am trained to recognize the behavior of smoke that indicates a “flashover( when the contents of a room or structure all reach spontaneous combustion temperatures at the same time and react with violent and instantaneous explosiveness), if you don’t know the signs that a flashover is imminent or fail to see them for what they are, people get seriously injured or killed as a result. And what I see in the “smoke” of various gun control efforts indicates to me that a flashover of another sort is taking shape, and the end result is going to be ugly.

About Dan Roberts Dan Roberts is a grassroots supporter of gun rights that has chosen AmmoLand Shooting Sports News as the perfect outlet for his frank, ‘Jersey Attitude’ filled articles on Guns and Gun Owner Rights.As a resident of the oppressive state of New Jersey he is well placed to be able to discuss the abuses of government against our inalienable rights to keep and bear arms as he writes from deep behind NJ’s Anti-Gun iron curtain. Read more from Dan Roberts or email him at DRoberts@ammoland.com You can also find him on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dan.roberts.18

  • 36 thoughts on “Connecticut Moves One Step Closer To All Out Confiscation Of Guns & Magazines

    1. Unfortunately, Jensen and Gura’s cert petition in Drake reads like a whining diatribe. It is unlikely to engender the needed level of excitement in the cert conference justices. If only Jensen and Gura had cast their arguments in the crystal clear fashion of the 9th Circuit’s majority opinion in Peruta, then maybe the case would have had a chance to get four cert votes.

    2. One thing we all know…it IS coming to a “head” and it will probably get ugly.
      Molon Labe or as it is said here in Texas…”Come and take it”.

    3. I cannot believe what I am seeing! I never expected to see such neo-Naziism in American during my lifetime, let alone in Connecticut. I hope our bretheren there remain strong and defiant, as much darker days appear to be on the horizon. God bless America.

    4. The quicker it happens the quicker we can start fighting back, and in the end, the quicker we can start rebuilding America.

    5. Citizens of Connecticut stay strong ! They will realize the force they are up against and make an irrational decision. And when they do fight back and say no!

    6. Any attempt to take my constitutionally owned guns will be met with extreme prejudice at the door. Period. If it comes to it, we can overthrow and start over. These politicians need to understand they serve us, not the other way around. Mass defiance with bloodshed if they require is not out of the question, but let them take it to that level.

    7. The new dictionary of 2009 has only 5 words in it “you the people are screwed”.
      Remember ,defending America and its Constitution is a duty of the people, for the people.
      With a congress now totally infiltrated with total corruption we have to follow our Declaration of Independence of 1776 and the constitution as written and ratified in 1789 to protect this upmost important document.

    8. Looks like Connecticut might now have a case of “unintended consequences” since SCOTUS has ruled that felons don’t have to register their weapons or even admit they have them. They are a “tool of their job” and the gov’t can’t require then to be registered!

    9. This is so stupid to even take seriouslly. No supreme court no one with a brain cell will put this into law. Maybe when we are long gone dead and buried. Not now. We live in the US. Not Russia or Syria and they cant CANT CAN NOT enter forcably PERIOD. It would be unconstitutonal, illegal and that Govenor would be jailed. So it may happen some day but not in his lifetime or ours. I own guns and legal. Idefend everyone who has a gun registered or not. http://en.wikipedia.org/…/Second_Amendment_to_the…

    10. “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.” ~ From the Declaration of Independence

    11. “A well regulated militia being necessary for the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” Citizens of Connecticut, You are the militia. Start regulating and secure the freedom of your state!

    12. Good luck fellow Americans, we have your back. And many of us will be heading your way to raise up and defend by your side. You are part of us, and we will defend any part of us from tyranny!

    13. The letter is a fake. I called the State Police in CT, Division of Special Licencing and Firearms and they have sent out no such letter. Thats from the source itself.

    14. ammoland
      This piece is DEFINITELY WELL WORTH THE READ!!
      This will put into prospective for you the ‘impending doom’ that the GOVERNMENT wants to IMPOSE on all GUN OWNERS across the COUNTRY!!
      Connecticut is just where the FIRST SHOT ACROSS THE BOW is coming from!!
      Expect MUCH MORE in the VERY VERY VERY NEAR FUTURE!!
      This article should chill the blood of EACH and EVERY GUN OWNER in AMERICA!!
      Be prepared for the worst and hope for the best.
      Molon Labe
      ~b

    15. Of course Chris Wagoner, it simply MUST be a fake, since no one would ever believe that the Conn State Police would lie about anything would they ? People insisted the letter sent out about gun confiscation in NYC last Summer was a fake to, until they discovered it wasnt.

    16. There were several civil rights violations and people died before the last revolution came to a head. Same will happen again.

    17. Lt Paul Vance, Spokesperson for the Connecticut State Police ADMITTED in a recorded phone call that the letter IS AUTHENTIC !

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    19. In order for Connecticut to imprison all of these newly government created felons they will have to empty the prisons of real criminals. I don’t think that this new law was very well thought out.

    20. You people are complete idiots. My friend’s niece was killed at Sandy Hook. I hope that everyone of you morons has to go through what these families did just because you THINK it’s you RIGHT to own a murder weapon that fires so many rounds that it can cut a 6 year old in half in less than a second. This is NOT what our forefathers meant when they wrote the second amendment. May death rain down upon you and your families

    21. You’ve heard it before – guns don’t kill people, people kill people. Those children could’ve easily been killed with the bomb. What do you want to ban next-knives rocks? It’s a proven fact that areas that are well armed are much safer.

    22. This liberal, anti-gun governor and his minions are in violation of the Constitution. Article VI plainly states: “This Constitution, and the laws of the United States, which shall be made in pursuance thereof; —, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, —.” Shall be the supreme law of the land mans the entire Constitution and Amendments, the 2A included! This needs to go to the SCOTUS as soon as possible. Stand your ground CT gun owners! And vote this liberal Malloy(a discredit to his office) out of office,or better yet try for a recall.

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