Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Enforce or Repeal - Slippery slope edition

In the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, the legislature of Connecticut passed certain laws, regulating certain firearms that look like assault weapons and placed the gun owners of that state at risk if they failed to register their firearms.  Those laws became effective at the start of this year, and it appears that the scofflaws of The Constitution State haven't forgotten their revolutionary roots and failed to register their rifles.  When the new year rolled in, thousands (some say tens of thousands) of good, stalwart Connecticut citizens became instant felons, simply for owning the most popular firearm in the US.
Legislation enacted after the December 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT requires that gun owners registered military-style rifles and high-capacity magazines with state officials by the end of last year. But only a few weeks after that deadline came and went, journalist Dan Haar of The Hartford Courant newspaper wrote that as many as 350,000 assault weapons remained unregistered and that “Connecticut has very likely created tens of thousands of newly minted criminals.”
Second Amendment organizations have gavanized against the ban, and they're openly threatening officials with recall.  They're also calling them out, telling them to either enforce the law or repeal it.
Now, State officials look down the barrel of the laws that they created, and it is very probably that they now tremble as they rethink the extremity of their folly. Connecticut Carry calls on every State official, every Senator, and every Representative, to make the singular decision: Either enforce the laws as they are written and let us fight it out in court, or else repeal the 2013 Gun Ban in its entirety.
An estimated 350,000 assault weapons in the hands of instant felons, in the little state of Connecticut.

I've heard for years that no one wants to take my guns, yet that seems to be exactly the options open to the government of Connecticut, and there are a hell of a lot of guns out there.  There's the slippery slope.  Registration leads to confiscation, and the officials of Connecticut had better decide what they want to do.  If they want to start confiscating firearms, they might find that the good people of Connecticut are armed.

I stand with the instant felons in Connnecticut.


MSgt B said...

Learned way back when I was a SSgt.

Never make a rule you can't enforce.

Old NFO said...

+1 on MSgt B!!!