Skip to comments.SURREAL: Citizens Told They Have “One Last Chance” to Register Guns
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 dont know what youre so worried about, I can recall from a particular conversation. Seriously, youre 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 dont 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 didnt 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.
Heres a copy of the letter gun owners allegedly received after having missed the January 1 deadline, courtesy of Guns Save Lives:
So, lets 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.
This is getting VERY interesting.
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....
Last chance before WHAT?
This does not count the people who have said items that CT doesn’t know about.
The state is trying to start a fight I doubt they can handle.
Somebody needs to tell the state of CT officials that the tribe has spoken.
MOLON LABE Connecticut.
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.
My guess is that the next step is the state offering rewards for information on who has guns.
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.)
I give them a lot of credit. This is how all of New England USED to be.
Citizens Told They Have One Last Chance to Register Guns
Ready for another Boston Marathon Bombing-type city-wide lockdown? They will comply.
i welcome the reset. its gonna happen sooner or later. live free or die.
How did the state know who to send these letters to?
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...
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And the officials won't be looking for terrorists. They will be looking for normal people. This won't go over well.
Isn’t it settled by SCOTUS that felons are not required to register firearms because they would incriminate themselves?
This won’t go over well.
You’ve got that right!
It’s now time for the county Sheriffs to start announcing that they will not uphold this unconstitutional law.
I would assume by the federal background check when you buy an evil black gun...
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.
That said, ever how it goes with CT is how it will go with the Nation. will the people surrender or will they fight?
-- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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.
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.
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.
I don't believe so, northeastern liberal states have quite a different mindset than some western states.
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!
Come take em, if you think you can
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.
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.
That's the only way they are gonna get out of this and save face.
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.
What about the brothers and sisters in neighboring states? Guerrilla warfare? Sabotage? The 2nd Amendment has always been my line in the sand.
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)
I should add that even Illinois is becoming more gun friendly.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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?
For being a blue/purple state, Pennsylvania is gun-friendly too. But giving any state to the anti-gunners hurts us all.
Felons can’t vote can they?
Another unenforceable law that will lead to crime and mayhem. The USA founded by geniuses and now run by idiots.