By Dan Roberts
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.
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