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?