By AWR Hawkins
Washington DC - -(Ammoland.com)- With thousands of Connecticut gun owners flouting the new “assault weapons” registration law in their state, Connecticut Carry director Ed Peruta says, “The fact is, the state does not have the balls to enforce these laws.”
On February 14 it was reported that “as little as 15 percent of the rifles classified as assault weapons owned by Connecticut residents were registered” by the December 31, 2013 deadline. This left an estimated 20,000 to 100,000 “assault weapons” owners outstanding, effectively committing class D felonies.
Various news groups from inside and outside Connecticut asked what the state will do to force compliance or if the state will actually do anything at all.
According to AmmoLand.com, Connecticut Carry put out a press release saying, “The anti-gun legislators and officials are scared to implement their tyranny because they know that they did not have any sort of consent of the governed” for its passage to begin with.
The press release continued:
State officials look down the barrel of laws that they created, and it is very probably that they now tremble as they rethink the extremity of their folly. Connecticut Carry calls on every State Official, every Senator, and every Representative, to make the singular decision: Either enforce the laws as they are written and let us fight it out in court, or else repeal the 2103 Gun Ban in its entirety.
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