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Officials in Connecticut Stunned by What Could Be a Massive, State-Wide Act of ‘Civil Disobedience’
The Blaze ^ | 2-13-2014 | Jason Howerton

Posted on 02/13/2014 7:51:11 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather

On Jan. 1, 2014, tens of thousands of defiant gun owners seemingly made the choice not to register their semi-automatic rifles with the state of Connecticut as required by a hastily-passed gun control law. By possessing unregistered so-called “assault rifles,” they all technically became guilty of committing Class D felonies overnight.

Police had received 47,916 applications for “assault weapons certificates” and 21,000 incomplete applications as of Dec. 31, Lt. Paul Vance told The Courant.

At roughly 50,000 applications, officials estimate that as little as 15 percent of the covered semi-automatic rifles have actually been registered with the state. “No one has anything close to definitive figures, but the most conservative estimates place the number of unregistered assault weapons well above 50,000, and perhaps as high as 350,000,” the report states.

Needless to say, officials and some lawmakers are stunned.

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: banglist; confiscation; gun; officials; owners; registered; registration; stunned
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Glenn Beck was talking about this a few minutes ago.
1 posted on 02/13/2014 7:51:11 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Barry ... they’re not complying ... what do we do ?


2 posted on 02/13/2014 7:53:20 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

They should be thankful it’s “civil” disobedience. Uncivil Disobedience could get...dicey.


3 posted on 02/13/2014 7:55:16 AM PST by PLMerite
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To: knarf

Their lakes must be overflowing with all the guns lost on ice-fishing trips this winter.


4 posted on 02/13/2014 7:56:00 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Other officials think the low registration numbers are due to ignorance on behalf of gun owners ...

Clueless "other officials" alert!

5 posted on 02/13/2014 7:57:16 AM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
...officials and some lawmakers are stunned...

Idiots.

6 posted on 02/13/2014 7:57:40 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I have to say I am pleasantly surprised here, I didn’t think north-easterners had it in them. MOLON LABE


7 posted on 02/13/2014 7:58:15 AM PST by ohiobuckeye1997
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Gore urges civil disobedience to stop coal plants
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2089505/posts

this is not the disobedience you are looking for?


8 posted on 02/13/2014 7:59:39 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

They probably sold them in the inner cities. It is safer to get your weapon stollen than deal with the government incarcerating without due process in prison which gun registration an confiscation is.

It is not civil disobedience, it is jail or jail calculation.


9 posted on 02/13/2014 8:00:32 AM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: knarf

The dims cannot understand why the general population didn’t see the utopic vision being offered here. If you register automatic weapons then they couldn’t possibly be used in a crime.


10 posted on 02/13/2014 8:00:40 AM PST by pfflier
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To: sheikdetailfeather
From the main thread...

"I honestly thought from my own standpoint that the vast majority would register," said Sen. Tony Guglielmo, R-Stafford, the ranking GOP senator on the legislature's public safety committee. "If you pass laws that people have no respect for and they don't follow them, then you have a real problem."


Real problem? Indeed.

11 posted on 02/13/2014 8:01:38 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

When guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns.

I believe there is a definition for this, Anarchy.


12 posted on 02/13/2014 8:01:45 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

It appears that there is an arms race between the American people and their government.


13 posted on 02/13/2014 8:01:52 AM PST by Savage Beast
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To: sheikdetailfeather

If I were a Connecticut resident in this situation now, I believe that I’d have to just tell LE that “the particular weapon was sold at a gunshow - no receipt, I lost it”. Then just make sure they never find it.


14 posted on 02/13/2014 8:01:57 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: lavaroise

How long before the Gov sends out his jackbooted flying monkeys?


15 posted on 02/13/2014 8:01:59 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: ohiobuckeye1997
I have to say I am pleasantly surprised here, I didn’t think north-easterners had it in them

Hard to believe the American Revolution started in Taxachusetts. As did the original Tea Party.

16 posted on 02/13/2014 8:02:42 AM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

All the state of Connecticut has to do is go to the background check list and start the 3:AM no-knock raids. It will be easier than the British marching on Concord. New Englanders just aren’t what they used to be.


17 posted on 02/13/2014 8:05:21 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: sheikdetailfeather
it maybe "Lexington/Concord time" all over again...this time,
they're on our side of the pond.. lock & load, folks.

18 posted on 02/13/2014 8:05:40 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

At roughly 50,000 applications, officials estimate that as little as 15 percent of the covered semi-automatic rifles have actually been registered with the state.

Oh my. The lakes and rivers in Connecticut must really be clogged up with all those weapons lost in boating accidents..


19 posted on 02/13/2014 8:06:14 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sig outn up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: Responsibility2nd
"If you pass laws that people have government has no respect for and they don't follow them, then you have a real problem."

There, Tony....read the above and say the words "illegal immigration." Then you'll understand, you idiot.

20 posted on 02/13/2014 8:07:15 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
At roughly 50,000 applications, officials estimate that as little as 15 percent of the covered semi-automatic rifles have actually been registered with the state.

I think the most salient questions are, what makes them think that? How do they know? On what information is their "estimate" based?

21 posted on 02/13/2014 8:07:35 AM PST by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: knarf

Good point.
When only a handful comply with the law, just what will they do?


22 posted on 02/13/2014 8:07:39 AM PST by Texas resident
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To: knarf

Oh no its just that most of the people don’t know about the new law yet. Even though its on the news blogs 24/7 they just don’t know about it. LOL!!!


23 posted on 02/13/2014 8:07:54 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
Ayn Rand


24 posted on 02/13/2014 8:08:25 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Does anyone know what a class D felony means in Conn.?


25 posted on 02/13/2014 8:08:55 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: fella

They can’t find what you don’t have at the address contained in the warrant.


26 posted on 02/13/2014 8:09:08 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Gun Owners Are Here, and They’re Not Going Away.

27 posted on 02/13/2014 8:09:24 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: elcid1970

When Paul Revere made his famous ride, to announce that the British were coming, the British were coming to take the colonists’ guns away.....................


28 posted on 02/13/2014 8:09:49 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Responsibility2nd
“The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.” -Abraham Lincoln

29 posted on 02/13/2014 8:10:36 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Why would anyone register something lost in a boating accident?


30 posted on 02/13/2014 8:11:52 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Freedom isn't free; nor is it easy. END ALL TOTALITARIAN ACTIVITY NOW.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Needless to say, officials and some lawmakers are stunned

I am stunned as well. GOOD for the people of Connecticut! Officials and some lawmakers might want to refer to the 2nd Amendment.....

31 posted on 02/13/2014 8:12:00 AM PST by Envisioning (It's the Jihad, stupid......)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I won’t be obeying any illegal laws coming from this illegal administration, or any other illegal law coming from any administration.

A person or person only have as much power over you as you give them, and I have taken all my power back.


32 posted on 02/13/2014 8:12:27 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: elcid1970

They can send them out. It’ll be interesting to see how many come back alive...


33 posted on 02/13/2014 8:13:05 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: marktwain; waterhill

(((ping)))


34 posted on 02/13/2014 8:13:45 AM PST by Envisioning (It's the Jihad, stupid......)
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To: Gen.Blather

Does anyone know what a class D felony means in Conn.?

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No, but its a sure bet it means you can’t own any firearms.


35 posted on 02/13/2014 8:14:40 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: elcid1970

Where’s the quote about “if we’d have just resisted a little bit instead of cowering when they came to our homes - if they had to worry about whether they’d go home to their families...”


36 posted on 02/13/2014 8:14:43 AM PST by Principled
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To: Gen.Blather

I think it means whatever the government wants it to mean. Meaning, you walk if you turn in a neighbor or you go to prison if the prosecutor is a lesbian.


37 posted on 02/13/2014 8:15:25 AM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Awwww. The sheep aren’t sheep any more. How will they respond to this? Calling out the federal troops to fire on innocent American citizens?


38 posted on 02/13/2014 8:15:35 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: ohiobuckeye1997

I’m not surprised. When the Tri-State Chapter was having events in New York, one of our Connecticut members refused to come because he couldn’t come armed. Remember harpseal? He signed every post: “Stay well, stay safe, stay armed. Yorktown.”


39 posted on 02/13/2014 8:17:05 AM PST by firebrand
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To: Gaffer

On another note illegals drive drunk behind the wheel of a weapon and kill Americans and the politicians rejoice and protect


40 posted on 02/13/2014 8:19:06 AM PST by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Canada went through this 10-15 years ago when the country imposed a mandatory gun registry program. They originally estimated that 6 million long arms would have to be registered, but the actual number registered was about 1 million.

Rather than admit that the vast majority of Canadians had no interest in complying with the law (some provincial legislators in Alberta even went so far as to publicly announce that they were openly defying the law), the Canadian government simply pretended that their original estimate was vastly overstated.

The Canadian gun registration program disappeared without a whimper a few years later.

41 posted on 02/13/2014 8:20:34 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

“If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so.” -Thomas Jefferson


42 posted on 02/13/2014 8:20:35 AM PST by thorvaldr
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To: sheikdetailfeather

43 posted on 02/13/2014 8:22:04 AM PST by mrmeyer (You can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him. – Robert Heinlein)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.” - Samuel Adams


44 posted on 02/13/2014 8:23:04 AM PST by thorvaldr
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To: thorvaldr
"Ted Kennedy killed more innocent people with his car than I did with my gun." -- Unknown (but surely a Freeper)
45 posted on 02/13/2014 8:25:32 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather
I hope everyone noted the ominous phrasing of the scum allowed to hold office; in essence no mass arrests planned "at this time!"

All the gun owners who rightly refused to register their arms are now at the mercy of foul and degenerate office holders.

46 posted on 02/13/2014 8:26:44 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
I believe there is a definition for this, Anarchy.

Or revolution.

47 posted on 02/13/2014 8:27:40 AM PST by kabar
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To: sheikdetailfeather

The purpose of the Second Amendment is two-fold. First, it grants a person the right to defend himself and others. Second, it allows the people to rise up against despots. The Blaze article names several despots in Connecticut.

In reality, any weapon prohibited to a citizen should be prohibited to a police agency. If the state of Connecticut wants to limit semi-automatic weapons possession by the citizens, it must prohibit the police agencies in the state of Connecticut from owning, possessing, and using semi-automatic and automatic weapons. The same holds true for the federal government and federal police agencies.

Do away with the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and limit the FBI (and the other federal police agencies) to six-shooters and billy clubs.


48 posted on 02/13/2014 8:28:28 AM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: Texas resident

Put ‘em on double secret probation.


49 posted on 02/13/2014 8:28:41 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: knarf

These “stunned officials” should go door to door......


50 posted on 02/13/2014 8:31:10 AM PST by G Larry
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