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SURREAL: Citizens Told They Have “One Last Chance” to Register Guns
Capitalism Institute ^ | February 2014

Posted on 02/27/2014 4:52:03 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

If you have ever had a conversation with a die-hard liberal about the Second Amendment, chances are you have probably been called “paranoid” a time or two (…or fifty).

“What are you talking about? The government is not going to take your guns; I don’t know what you’re so worried about,” I can recall from a particular conversation. “Seriously, you’re just paranoid!”

If having the foresight to recognize that gun registration is not only wildly unconstitutional, but also a convenient means by which the government could use to eventually confiscate firearms makes me “paranoid,” then so be it. However, contrary to the liberal narrative, juvenile insults don’t actually alter reality.

As you know, there is a massive display of civil disobedience happening in Connecticut right now. Over 90% of the gun owners in the Constitution State have refused to comply with new anti-gun regulations; these laws require that all “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines (over ten rounds) be registered as of January 1 of this year.

The state estimated that there are about 372,000 “assault weapons” and over two million “high-capacity” magazines within the state. But when the numbers came in, only about 50,000 “assault weapons” had been registered as well as 38,000 “high-capacity” magazines.

In other words, only about 3.7% of the “scary weaponry” within Connecticut has been registered with the government… meaning that 96.3% of innocent gun owners were considered felons overnight. (Of course, this did not phase them as they are continuing to ignore the so-called law.)

The bureaucrats bent on control didn’t like this so much, you can imagine. They are responding by sending another wave of letters to gun owners giving them “one more chance” to register their weapons with the government.

According to a local newspaper, the Journal Inquirer:

The state now holds signed and notarized letters saying those late applicants own rifles and magazines illegally.

But rather than turn that information over to prosecutors, state officials are giving the gun owners a chance to get rid of the weapons and magazines.

Stated differently, rather than immediately taking hundreds of thousands of gun owners to court over their shiny, new “felony,” the oh-so-benevolent overlords of Connecticut are “graciously” giving them another chance to comply — or else.

Here’s a copy of the letter gun owners allegedly received after having “missed” the January 1 deadline, courtesy of Guns Save Lives:

So, let’s get this straight… Residents in Connecticut have the choice of: 1.Complying with blatantly unconstitutional law by threat of government force; 2.Selling their weapon to a government-approved dealer; 3.Destroying their own guns or magazines; 4.Letting someone in a more pro-gun state hold them; or 5.Giving it directly to the police.

Talk about “land of the free”!

Time will tell what happens when gun owners continue to ignore this unconstitutional law and you can guarantee we will keep you posted. In the meantime, help spread the word by sharing this article on Facebook and Twitter.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: awb; banglist; connecticut; gungrabbers; scofflaw; tyranny
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1 posted on 02/27/2014 4:52:03 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is getting VERY interesting.


2 posted on 02/27/2014 4:56:41 PM PST by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is a lot of water called the Atlantic Ocean next to CT state, seems to me like a lot of boating accidents where people go out on the water with their guns and they happen to fall overboard when you snagged that angry oceanfish on your line....


3 posted on 02/27/2014 4:56:53 PM PST by GraceG
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Last chance before WHAT?


4 posted on 02/27/2014 4:57:37 PM PST by dforest
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This does not count the people who have said items that CT doesn’t know about.


5 posted on 02/27/2014 4:58:14 PM PST by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: beef

The state is trying to start a fight I doubt they can handle.


6 posted on 02/27/2014 4:59:09 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Somebody needs to tell the state of CT officials that the tribe has spoken.


7 posted on 02/27/2014 5:00:11 PM 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: 2ndDivisionVet

MOLON LABE Connecticut.


8 posted on 02/27/2014 5:00:27 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Reading the letter posted, they are not required to affirm that you have done any of the options listed. If they ask you, you could say you simply removed the offending article from the state of CT.

My guess is that nothing will happen unless they have some interest in you for another reason, and then will use the late application as evidence to be used in obtaining a search warrant.


9 posted on 02/27/2014 5:01:18 PM PST by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

My guess is that the next step is the state offering rewards for information on who has guns.


10 posted on 02/27/2014 5:03:04 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But the state is kinda screwed as there has been in place no law requiring people who have at one time owned firearms to report their sale or loss to the government. So the state, if they’re sending these to everyone they THINK owns an EBR, is intimidating people they’re GUESSING are required by the law to register.

Now another article I read said this applied to people who applied for registration and were refused. That’s different, it’s going to be pretty hard to claim you just filled out an application (and probably paid a fee) to register a weapon you don’t possess. (So they’re actually being punished for attempting to comply. Not a good incentive for the state to create.)


11 posted on 02/27/2014 5:03:27 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: cripplecreek

I give them a lot of credit. This is how all of New England USED to be.


12 posted on 02/27/2014 5:05:25 PM PST by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Citizens Told They Have “One Last Chance” to Register Guns


Ready for another Boston Marathon Bombing-type city-wide lockdown? They will comply.


13 posted on 02/27/2014 5:07:49 PM PST by OwenKellogg (Fundamental transformation leads to lawlessness.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

i welcome the reset. its gonna happen sooner or later. live free or die.


14 posted on 02/27/2014 5:09:35 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How did the state know who to send these letters to?


15 posted on 02/27/2014 5:12:20 PM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Dr. Sivana
My guess is that nothing will happen unless they have some interest in you for another reason, and then will use the late application as evidence to be used in obtaining a search warrant.

You forget their are SO many State Departments. I can see it now... Hmmm, how's your CT income tax forms? Has your Hot Rod been inspected? is your boat/snowmobile/atv registration up to date? You are applying for a hunting or fishing license? Gee I see that something isn't in order...

16 posted on 02/27/2014 5:12:21 PM PST by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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17 posted on 02/27/2014 5:13:33 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: OwenKellogg
One thing to do that to part of a city. Horse of a different color to lock down a whole state. By an order of magnitude.

And the officials won't be looking for terrorists. They will be looking for normal people. This won't go over well.

/johnny

18 posted on 02/27/2014 5:14:11 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

bkmk


19 posted on 02/27/2014 5:14:14 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Still Thinking

Isn’t it settled by SCOTUS that felons are not required to register firearms because they would incriminate themselves?


20 posted on 02/27/2014 5:14:58 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: JRandomFreeper

This won’t go over well.


You’ve got that right!


21 posted on 02/27/2014 5:16:27 PM PST by OwenKellogg (Fundamental transformation leads to lawlessness.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s now time for the county Sheriffs to start announcing that they will not uphold this unconstitutional law.


22 posted on 02/27/2014 5:17:25 PM PST by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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To: umgud
How did the state know who to send these letters to?

I would assume by the federal background check when you buy an evil black gun...

23 posted on 02/27/2014 5:18:05 PM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It is only an hour and a half drive from the capital of Connecticut to Lexington Mass. I know it is also over 200 years away but I’m thinking that there is a lesson that should be learned from there.


24 posted on 02/27/2014 5:18:15 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: GraceG
In the real world, that story don't work. It did not work for the Germans. It won't work here. I seen a video on you tube about life in Germany when the National Socialists took power. The guy said that one morning that the police arrived and dug up his neighbor's garden,[we would refer to it as his back yard]they did not find anything but they took him in. He later learned that word was that his neighbor had a machine gun buried in his garden. They [the police] subsequently beat his neighbor to death trying to get him to confess. Therefore, the reality is that when the police come to your house for your guns, you are going to do, or not do what ever you are going to do then and there. You can like or you can dislike it. You can believe it or not believe it.

That said, ever how it goes with CT is how it will go with the Nation. will the people surrender or will they fight?

25 posted on 02/27/2014 5:27:28 PM PST by sport
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To: sport
“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn't love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”

-- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

26 posted on 02/27/2014 5:29:56 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
we are returning your application... because it was not received...

???

There was no application submitted, sooo they are guessing that they are "owed" one?

And it is too late now, the numbers are out (3.7% compliance) so the citizens know they have already won.

Nothing to do now but wait them out.

California SKS "ban" all over again.

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27 posted on 02/27/2014 5:34:24 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: umgud
How did the state know who to send these letters to?

That letter went to gun owners who attempted to comply with the registration order, but missed the date deadline due to late mailing or whatever. It did not go out to all of the 320,000 (or so) owners who filed no papers.

When *that* crowd starts getting nastygrams from the state, things will really get interesting. After all, that "382,000" estimate came from some data source, officially legal or otherwise.

28 posted on 02/27/2014 5:35:05 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Charles Martel

And odumbo sits silently on the sidelines waiting for the upheaval so he can pounce and call for Marshall Law when the shooting starts. Odds are I’m close to being right should the state go forward with their threat.


29 posted on 02/27/2014 5:47:38 PM PST by DaveA37
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To: Charles Martel
Connecticut is run by anti-Free-America degenerates who haven't read the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Throw these bums OUT!
30 posted on 02/27/2014 5:49:01 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: sport
ever how it goes with CT is how it will go with the Nation

I don't believe so, northeastern liberal states have quite a different mindset than some western states.

/johnny

31 posted on 02/27/2014 5:49:11 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: umgud

Were these letters registered or certified? If not, how do they know they were received, or doesn’t it matter.

I believe unregistered weapons are the very antidote to gun registration.

Viva la Revolution, Connecticut!


32 posted on 02/27/2014 6:13:59 PM PST by dagogo redux
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
ARGH! That'll show em!

Double SECRET probation!

Come take em, if you think you can

33 posted on 02/27/2014 6:16:37 PM PST by FunkyZero (... I've got a Grand Piano to prop up my mortal remains)
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To: umgud

These are people who sent their registrations in late.

If you were late with the paperwork, CT is saying you must get rid of the guns/mags. They are not allowing the late registrations.

CT still has done nothing about people who did not register their guns at all.


34 posted on 02/27/2014 6:16:47 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Many CT gun owners sent their registrations in late, or they arrived late.

CT sent that letter to those people only.

CT is telling them they have to get rid of the guns/mags because CT is disallowing the late registrations.

CT probably assumes the guns were bought late and people tried to register them anyway.


35 posted on 02/27/2014 6:21:45 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: 2111USMC
"It’s now time for the county Sheriffs to start announcing that they will not uphold this unconstitutional law."

That's the only way they are gonna get out of this and save face.

36 posted on 02/27/2014 6:21:53 PM PST by FunkyZero (... I've got a Grand Piano to prop up my mortal remains)
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To: ltc8k6

These people were idiots,imo.

By applying late, they reported their weapons/mags to the state after the deadline.

Now they are stuck.

CT knows about their weapons/mags now, and CT won’t grandfather their weapons/mags.


37 posted on 02/27/2014 6:26:20 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: cripplecreek

What about the brothers and sisters in neighboring states? Guerrilla warfare? Sabotage? The 2nd Amendment has always been my line in the sand.


38 posted on 02/27/2014 6:28:51 PM PST by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: stevio

I’m just glad that gun control is an awfully tall order here in Michigan. Aside from Illinois, the neighboring states are gun states and it appears that the left has lost Detroit as their potential gun control stronghold. (5 defensive shootings last week and a police chief who is an outspoken supporter)


39 posted on 02/27/2014 6:37:46 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

I should add that even Illinois is becoming more gun friendly.


40 posted on 02/27/2014 6:42:26 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'm having a hard time feeling sympathetic to anyone who registered their firearms for any reason.
I wont even get a CWP because the government does not need to know certain things.
My gun will only come out when I intend to use it for sure.
Is this a west coast mindset?
Why are these people complying at all?
41 posted on 02/27/2014 6:44:52 PM PST by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Have you guys heard this phone call? This woman called the CT State Police to inquire about the letter her husband received. I’m sure you will all find it VERY informative:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUxjuz2o9Gk


42 posted on 02/27/2014 6:46:26 PM PST by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: FunkyZero

43 posted on 02/27/2014 6:47:14 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: VermiciousKnid

http://www.courant.com/news/politics/hc-guns-malloy-compromise-0215-20140214,0,6064926.story

if you were just a day late or had a late postmark, they are apparently letting you register. That’s only a few people though.


44 posted on 02/27/2014 6:47:27 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: Popman

The instant back ground check info isn’t kept by the FBI or any federal database...

Wanna buy a bridge?
Obama will cut the deficit in half.
If you like your plan you can keep it.


45 posted on 02/27/2014 6:47:36 PM PST by Organic Panic
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The letter posted doesn’t say that you can still comply. It says it is too late to comply, and you must either destroy your weapon, sell it, or remove it from the state.

Maybe there was another letter that gave them a second chance to comply, but it isn’t the letter posted.


46 posted on 02/27/2014 6:50:34 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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I almost wish I had an “illegal” gun or magazine to be part of the resistance. I only have semi-auto, lever-action and pump guns not on “the list”. Damn.

It did cost me $116 in four separate checks, a day of work to drive to Middletown, CT. and a ten week wait to get my long gun/ammo certificate. Now CT is like MA has been for the last 20 years in that regard. How was that not infringing?


47 posted on 02/27/2014 6:51:20 PM PST by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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To: cripplecreek

For being a blue/purple state, Pennsylvania is gun-friendly too. But giving any state to the anti-gunners hurts us all.


48 posted on 02/27/2014 6:52:59 PM PST by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Felons can’t vote can they?


49 posted on 02/27/2014 6:55:06 PM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
hmmm will there soon be another shot heard round the world?
Politicians need to be leading the gun grabbers when they try and take the guns.

Another unenforceable law that will lead to crime and mayhem. The USA founded by geniuses and now run by idiots.

50 posted on 02/27/2014 6:56:24 PM PST by rolling_stone
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