Skip to comments.Connecticut statutes - it was ALREADY BANNED!!
Posted on 12/17/2012 2:11:58 PM PST by djf
I just checked on what Connecticut law says about firearms. Now, I don't agree with the law particularly. But I did find this:
CHAPTER 943 OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC PEACE AND SAFETY
Sec. 53-202a. Assault weapons: Definition.
(1) Any selective-fire firearm capable of fully automatic, semiautomatic or burst fire at the option of the user or any of the following specified semiautomatic firearms: Algimec Agmi; Armalite AR-180; Australian Automatic Arms SAP Pistol; Auto-Ordnance Thompson type; Avtomat Kalashnikov AK-47 type; Barrett Light-Fifty model 82A1; Beretta AR-70; Bushmaster Auto Rifle and Auto Pistol; Calico models M-900, M-950 and 100-P; Chartered Industries of Singapore SR-88; Colt AR-15 and Sporter; ...
Sec. 53-202b. Sale or transfer of assault weapon prohibited. Class C felony.
(a)(1) Any person who, within this state, distributes, transports or imports into the state, keeps for sale, or offers or exposes for sale, or who gives any assault weapon, except as provided by sections 29-37j and 53-202a to 53-202k, inclusive, and subsection (h) of section 53a-46a, shall be guilty of a class C felony and shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of which two years may not be suspended or reduced.
Am I reading this wrong? If it was already banned, why is this fact not being discussed by the media?
Does not prohibit possession only sale or transfer.
Because that does not fit their agenda.
Anyone who brings it up will be suppressed.
New Jersey also is very strict on guns, we are talking two blue liberal states.
Has it been revealed how the son gained access to the guns? He had obvious mental problems, I’m guessing he took the mother’s guns.
I certainly am in favor of keeping guns away from the dangerously mentally ill.
All of this is a red herring anyway since only 2 pistols were used at the school shooting, why the hell are we even discussing assault rifles?
They will blame states where the laws are not nearly as regressive, and use it as a crux to contend that California styled fascism needs to be implemented nationwide. Good luck(not really) confiscating the thousands upon thousands of units and the BILLIONS of rounds of ammo that exist out here in the fruited plain.
Sale or transfer prohibited only it looks like...
... because the left sees this as a wonderful opportunity to get the people to forget about Benghazi, Fast and Furious, the appointment of John Kerry, the forthcoming tax increases, and to enact a nationwide ban on as many types of guns as they can get.
Incorrect. Medical examiner reports all wounds were .223
Of course, the story changes every five minutes or so...
Those are the fully automatic variants with a select fire feature; not the semi-auto models that were used by the shooter.
Actually, I suspect that the gun the shooter used had a “post-ban” configuration. In other words, it had its evil features (bayonet lug, collapsible stock and flash hider) removed. If so, it wasn’t really an “assault rifle” as defined by state law. Oh, and by the way, it would have been perfectly legal under the old U.S. assault weapons ban as well. This case proves what gun people have known all along. The AWB did nothing. All it did was affect some of the cosmetics of these firearms.
Let me say this again: Reinstate the federal assault weapons bill and the shooter’s gun would still be perfectly legal and NOT an “assault weapon” under the definition of the law.
Any selective fire... OR any of the following specified semiautomatic firearms...
Like I said I don’t agree with it or advocate it, that’s up to the people of the state of Connecticut.
I’m just pointing out the sheer idiocy of calling for a ban if IT WAS ALREADY BANNED!
And NO ONE seems to want to talk about that little glitch!
All of the guns used were “banned” guns. The 20 year old owned nothing. He killed the owner of the guns and then took them on a shooting rampage. I’m pretty sure they were all technicaly illegal as hell at that point!
The Bushmaster .223 is not even on the current catalog. that gun was a wood stock hunting rifle with a scope. This gun probably is ten years old.
Oh are they now saying that............. bleh, by the end of this they will be saying the suspect was a Christian card carrying member of the Tea Party and NRA............
Didn’t see a date on the law. She could have already had that gun when the law was passed and was grandfathered by that law.
Banned is an odd word.
Basically, they will run up legislation which says assault weapons are federally banned. But it’ll mean that you just can’t sell or transfer them. So the millions of such weapons will remain in private hands....for decades.
You can figure that drugs are banned too....but your local drug dealer will sell you any type of illegal drug you desire....and it’ll be the same way with assault weapons. They will import them from Mexico, and life will go on.
Heck, they could ban sugar, x-rated videos, booze, and Shake-and-Bake.....and we’d have it on the streets within hours.
There were TWO rifles. He left ONE in the car. The other one plus two handguns he took in the school. The medical examiner said all were killed with the rifle, then he shot himself in the head with one of the handguns. The other rifle was still in the car.
My understanding (and I could certainly be wrong), is that even after the sunset of the Federal Assault Weapons Bill, Connecticut kept the restrictions in place. Apparently, the shooter’s mom’s rifle was those that had been grandfathered and was duly registered with the state in compliance with its laws.
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