CT’s Governor Malloy Should Have Read His Gun Ban Bill To See What’s In It

Connecticut Citizens Defense League
Connecticut Citizens Defense League

Groton, CT -(Ammoland.com)-  Governor Malloy was on the Chaz and A.J. show this morning where he took a call on the new Gun law.

Hey governor. I’m just curious about this new gun bill that came out especially with pistols with high capacity mags. Right now I’ve got two 14-round mags that are only loaded to 10 as required, but it’s unclear, can I carry both of them if they’re loaded to 10 or can I only carry one?

First of all what you have to do is disclose – there’s a way to disclose that you have them and you’re grandfathered in. So, that’s how our law works in Connecticut. You don’t lose the right to have them, you just have to say that you have them. “Hey, I’m Joe. I’ve got two of these.” and that’s it. So the limitations that you’re fearing aren’t necessarily in our bill. They are – I think you’re referring to New York’s law, quite frankly, and New York has a different set of laws than we do.

The Governor is mistaken. The law he signed into law back in April does indeed prevent someone from carrying a so-called ‘Large Capacity Magazine’ even if it is properly declared, and absolutely limits the number of bullets to 10.

Section 25(f)(7) of Public Act 13-3:

“Pursuant to a valid permit to carry a pistol or revolver, provided such large capacity magazine (A) is within a pistol or revolver that was lawfully possessed by the person prior to the effective date of this section, (B) does not extend beyond the bottom of the pistol grip, and (C) contains not more than ten bullets.”

By requiring the magazine be “within” a pistol or revolver you are limiting the number of declared ‘large capacity magazine’ one is able to carry, along with the number of bullets it can contain. For the governor’s statement to be true you would need to carry multiple guns or find a gun the holds 2 or more magazines.

The Governor and Legislators were in such a rush to pass SB1160 they did not even hold public hearings, denying citizens their due process. Maybe if Governor Malloy had given the people, you know, those of us he called the “fringe of the fringe” a chance to speak about the bill, we could have pointed out issues such as this. Maybe if Governor Malloy had listened to those of us he labeled as the “fringe” he would understand the points of these new laws that are so confusing to us, the ones that actually try to obey the law. But, apparently, he doesn’t know what he signed into law.

This legislation is so convoluted that lawyers and elected officials are not sure what’s legal and what’s not. Donate to the CCDL’s Litigation Fund as we work to overturn this nonsense.

About the CCDL:
The Connecticut Citizens Defense League is a non-partisan, grassroots organization devoted to advocating rights affirmed by the Constitutions of the United States of America and the State of Connecticut. We are especially dedicated to protecting the unalienable right of all citizens to keep and bear arms, for the defense of both self and state, through public enlightenment and legislative action. Visit: www.ccdl.us

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Dannel ‘one term’ Malloy…..Your obvious limited knowledge on firearms tells CT. residents that you have no business signing laws into effect when you had no clue what you were signing. All you wanted was to be the first to kiss Obama’s butt. Just the fact you’re buddies with Bloomberg make you as unpopular with sports minded people. You don’t need to own a firearm because you have a full time State Trooper that you can hide behind if trouble occurs. Knowing Foley as I do, he’s not a coward like yourself. Hitting CT. residents with the largest tax increase in… Read more »


I’m working with a group of CT. citizens that are campaigning against you due to your ignorance over firearms. First, revolvers don’t have magazines, I think you forgot to do your homework. But more important, your drive to screw CT. sportspeople is the main reason for our reason to back Foley. Secondly, CT. gas tax is unforgivable. Next, for a State like CT. to be spending money it doesn’t have at the rate you are throwing it away is a crime. In our opinion you are worse than Roland. We believe you have abused your power and should pay dearly.… Read more »


Another Biden.


Hey Gov. How many rounds are limited on revolvers? I’ve got a half dozen revolvers, I can’t find out where the magazine goes can you help?…Idiot


GI Joe
One of them probably has a vague memory of the Dardick.

GI Joe

My question is: WTF were they thinking when they passed a law about high capacity magazines in REVOLVERS!!!


Plus, he didn’t even answer the question – the law talks about having to load “high capacity” mags to 10 if you’re CC or OC, and the question was, can he have more than one, both/all loaded to 10 … the Governor of Connecticut is an imbecile.