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Oops: Thousands of Connecticutans are now criminals in possession of unregistered “assault” weapons
Hotair ^ | 02/13/2014 | Erika Johnsen

Posted on 02/13/2014 6:56:58 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Well. That didn’t go according to plan, did it? Via the Hartford Courant:

Everyone knew there would be some gun owners flouting the law that legislators hurriedly passed last April, requiring residents to register all military-style rifles with state police by Dec. 31. …

By the end of 2013, state police had received 47,916 applications for assault weapons certificates, Lt. Paul Vance said. An additional 2,100 that were incomplete could still come in.

That 50,000 figure could be as little as 15 percent of the rifles classified as assault weapons owned by Connecticut residents, according to estimates by people in the industry, including the Newtown-based National Shooting Sports Foundation. 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.

Which means that there are probably at least tens of thousands of Connecticut residents who, as of January 1st, are currently guilty of committing a Class D felony for the newly-established crime of failing to register what the legislature has so astutely defined as their “assault” weapons. That includes AR-15s, a.k.a. the most popular rifle in America, and at least one Connecticut lawmaker is shocked — shocked! — that more people haven’t come forward.

“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.”

Hmm. Perhaps the problem was rushing through a bunch of knee-jerk, feel-good, and ultimately impotent laws that you’re not actually sure you want to dedicate the resources to even enforce. That’s a real problem.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: assaultweapons; banglist; connecticut; guns

1 posted on 02/13/2014 6:56:59 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Hopefully they are motivated voters.


2 posted on 02/13/2014 6:57:24 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: SeekAndFind

Title is misleading. not an OOps. It was planned?


3 posted on 02/13/2014 6:58:41 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: SeekAndFind
That 50,000 figure could be as little as 15 percent of the rifles classified as assault weapons owned by Connecticut residents…

Perhaps CT isn't as far gone as previously thought.
4 posted on 02/13/2014 7:00:23 PM PST by posterchild
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To: SeekAndFind

This technique worked in Canada.

So many people refused to register their guns that the government just gave up.


5 posted on 02/13/2014 7:02:19 PM PST by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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To: SeekAndFind

My total praise to the real patriots who courageously refused to comply with this unconstitutional horror.


6 posted on 02/13/2014 7:03:28 PM PST by libstripper (Asv)
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To: 2111USMC

Sometimes civil disobedience is the only way to overturn an unconstitutional horror, like the fugitive slave laws.


7 posted on 02/13/2014 7:05:18 PM PST by libstripper (Asv)
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To: 2111USMC

They also received thousands of false registrations in Canada. I hope the same thing happens in CT.

If you know a anti gunner feel free to send in a registration in their name.

A few hundred thousand false registrations would destroy and bankrupt the whole system.


8 posted on 02/13/2014 7:07:25 PM PST by riverrunner
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature
Title is misleading. not an OOps. It was planned?

Certainly by many of the politicians that voted for the law.

Republican politician: If you pass laws that people have no respect for and they don’t follow them, then you have a real problem.

How naive, stupid or disingenuous. If you are the government, you don't have a problem. Of course, the citizens subject to your law have a felony arrest problem. Middle of the night violent entry, possible/probable loss of firearm ownership rights, criminal record, just to name a few.

9 posted on 02/13/2014 7:12:53 PM PST by frog in a pot (We are all "frogs in a pot" now. How and when will we real Americans jump out?)
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To: SeekAndFind

***Oops: Thousands of Connecticutans are now criminals in possession of unregistered “assault” weapons***

Criminals are not required to register their firearms. It is a violation of their 5th Amendment rights.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haynes_v._United_States

“The original Haynes decision continues to block state prosecutions of criminals who fail to register guns as required by various state law gun registration schemes.”


10 posted on 02/13/2014 7:14:28 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: posterchild

I am chest-thumping proud of every single person in CT that did not register their firearm(s).


11 posted on 02/13/2014 7:15:44 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: SeekAndFind

“If you pass laws that people have no respect for and they don’t follow them, then you (have a real problem.)are an idiot and out of touch and are working against the people you are supposed to represent....


12 posted on 02/13/2014 7:16:21 PM PST by rolling_stone
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To: SeekAndFind

I think a lot of folks in CT will be oiling their guns, and buying water-proof containers.


13 posted on 02/13/2014 7:16:58 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: riverrunner
If you know a anti gunner feel free to send in a registration in their name.

Almost makes me wish I lived there. I have an NEA commie gun hater in law I would dearly love to register.

Ah well, makes me feel a cozy just imagining it.

14 posted on 02/13/2014 7:22:50 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: SeekAndFind
TRANSLATION: "Come and take them. We dare you."
15 posted on 02/13/2014 7:26:45 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: SeekAndFind
NY refuses to say how many have been registered...
16 posted on 02/13/2014 7:27:01 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: SeekAndFind
“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.”

Decried the kulak.

17 posted on 02/13/2014 7:30:42 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: Chode

” NY refuses to say how many have been registered... “

I only know one person who even so much as indicated he would register. And I suspect he didn’t after all.

I know of quite a few who have simply ignored the stupid NY “S.A.F.E.” act.

The only real impact to those who ignore it (other than they are now criminals) is that ammunition is much more difficult to obtain.

(Best bet is for them to go out of state and buy it.)


18 posted on 02/13/2014 7:35:02 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Michael Cannon in a House Judiciary committee hearing said:

“That is certainly something that no one wants to contemplate. If the people come to believe that the government is no longer constrained by the laws, then they will conclude that neither are they.”

Cannon said it is “very dangerous” for the president to “wantonly ignore the laws, to try to impose obligations upon people that the legislature did not approve.”

MUST WATCH!

http://www.cato.org/multimedia/media-highlights-tv/michael-f-cannon-testifies-house-judiciary-committee-presidential


19 posted on 02/13/2014 7:38:28 PM PST by infool7 (The ugly truth is just a big lie.)
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To: Nik Naym
the NY/Penn border is a long one
20 posted on 02/13/2014 7:38:43 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: infool7
the government only enforces the laws it wants to, so it shouldn't be surprised when the people only obey the laws they want too...
21 posted on 02/13/2014 7:41:24 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Late night unannounced home invasions can turn deadly very quickly as they are usually perpetrated by armed criminals.

Ol’ Gov might want to think twice before sending in his jackbooted flying monkeys, even if he threatens to personally accompany them as they smash in citizens’ doors.

An NJ Gov did once. Look it up.


22 posted on 02/13/2014 7:41:58 PM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Thanks for the link.

Irony beyond belief.


23 posted on 02/13/2014 7:43:06 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: SeekAndFind

No more or less illegal than the president and his recent lawless actions.

Law has no meaning.

If law is what he says, then law is what we say.

He is no better than any of us.


24 posted on 02/13/2014 7:50:29 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Chode

We are in completely uncharted territory, history has no parallel for what is now unfolding worldwide. I have an ominous feeling that the unstoppable force is about to meet the unmovable object.


25 posted on 02/13/2014 7:51:52 PM PST by infool7 (The ugly truth is just a big lie.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
talk about through the looking glass...
26 posted on 02/13/2014 7:52:31 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: infool7
100%, something wicked this way comes...
27 posted on 02/13/2014 7:55:00 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: elcid1970

The gov’t wouldn’t give one wit about losing thousands jackbooted flying monkeys, it is cruel, soulless and unfeeling.


28 posted on 02/13/2014 8:10:40 PM PST by infool7 (The ugly truth is just a big lie.)
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To: grumpygresh
If the time has come to start burying guns, then the time has come to use the 2nd Amendment for the purpose for which it was intended.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

29 posted on 02/13/2014 8:23:29 PM PST by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: SeekAndFind
"Connecticutans"

I always wondered what people from Connecticut called themselves. Sheesh...I can't even pronounce it.

Good on the 85% for refusing to obey their government's gun registration law. That's some real Yankee Spirit there.

30 posted on 02/13/2014 8:23:51 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

not Connectians?


31 posted on 02/13/2014 8:24:20 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Sen. Tony Guglielmo, R-Stafford: “If you pass laws that people have no respect for and they don’t follow them, then you have a real problem.”

Yeah, Tony. It looks like you really do have a problem. Ya freaking Nazi wanna-be.

32 posted on 02/13/2014 8:27:14 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: grumpygresh

If is time to bury them it’s time to dig them up.


33 posted on 02/13/2014 8:28:13 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: grumpygresh
I think a lot of folks in CT will be oiling their guns, and buying water-proof containers.

If you fear the tyrant taking your arms, it's time to lock and load - not bury them.

34 posted on 02/13/2014 8:30:03 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

Thousands of Connecticutans are now criminals in possession of unregistered “assault” weapons

Is that what they’re called? I had heard “Nutmeggers.”


35 posted on 02/13/2014 8:31:11 PM PST by scrabblehack
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To: infool7
We are in completely uncharted territory, history has no parallel for what is now unfolding worldwide. I have an ominous feeling that the unstoppable force is about to meet the unmovable object.

Perhaps the Tree of Liberty is going to be refreshed on a global scale. That would be a good thing. It's time the good people of this planet crushed leftism in all its forms, once and for all.

36 posted on 02/13/2014 8:33:13 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: SeekAndFind
“If you pass laws that people have no respect for and they don’t follow them, then you have a real problem.”

Heh. He's smarter than he looks! Course he thinks the problem is with the citizens rather than the legislators, so he's a little off, but still.

37 posted on 02/13/2014 8:33:51 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: wku man
If the time has come to start burying guns, then the time has come to use the 2nd Amendment for the purpose for which it was intended.

Great minds...etc.

38 posted on 02/13/2014 8:34:10 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: GeronL
not Connectians?

I think we'd better ask one before we embarrass ourselves :-)

39 posted on 02/13/2014 8:35:15 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: GeronL; Windflier
>> "Connecticutans"
>> I always wondered what people from Connecticut called themselves. Sheesh...I can't even pronounce it.
>
> not Connectians?

And I always thought it was connts.
(Pronounced cunts — different spelling for plausible deniability.)

40 posted on 02/13/2014 8:40:05 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: infool7

“When the law making and law enforcement powers are united in the same person... there can be no liberty.”
-Montesquieu


41 posted on 02/13/2014 8:47:30 PM PST by kanawa
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To: OneWingedShark

So its a dating site for lesbians... Connect-a-C... never mind


42 posted on 02/13/2014 8:54:55 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Windflier

“I always wondered what people from Connecticut called themselves.”

If people from Cuba are called Cubans, then what do you call people from Tampa?


43 posted on 02/13/2014 8:57:00 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Nik Naym
If people from Cuba are called Cubans, then what do you call people from Tampa?

Now, that's bad!

Gotta be tough to be from Phoenix - you're a Phoenician. Or Maine - you're a Mainiac.

44 posted on 02/13/2014 9:09:45 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Gee, gun laws worked so well for the british against the Colonialists. Forget history and it will repeat itself.


45 posted on 02/13/2014 9:47:32 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED.)
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To: SeekAndFind

There are a few sets in Conn. Who would a thunk it?


46 posted on 02/13/2014 10:59:10 PM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: SeekAndFind
the most conservative estimates place the number of unregistered assault weapons well above 50,000, and perhaps as high as 350,000

Based on what?

47 posted on 02/14/2014 4:56:35 AM PST by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: Chode; Windflier; elcid1970; kanawa

I think we are about to find out what Machiavelli couldn’t tell us about republics.


48 posted on 02/14/2014 6:11:11 AM PST by infool7 (The ugly truth is just a big lie.)
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To: grumpygresh

also, Geiger counter proof


49 posted on 02/14/2014 2:30:32 PM PST by ncpatriot
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To: infool7
the Prince would feel right at home
50 posted on 02/14/2014 3:06:48 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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