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Old April 3rd, 2013, 07:06 PM   #1
 
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My new illegal Connecticut rifle...

The state of Connecticut is about to enact sweeping changes to laws that relate to firearms, their purchase, possession, and registration.

Any currently owned semi-automatic firearm capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition will need to be registered with the state. Any that bear a resemblance to a tactical or AR type rifle will not be allowed in the state (after January 1, 2014) if it is not registered. They will not be available for sale in the state after July 1, 2013, as well as magazines that hold more than 10 bullets.

It goes on and on from there. The nuances of the law are being voted on as I type this. Break these new statutes, it is a class three felony.

My new Beretta carbine will be illegal for purchase come July 1, and I must register it (fee to be established) as you would a pistol.

It may be time for me to start looking for other more "friendly" states in our republic to live in...

Good shooting everyone!
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 07:17 PM   #2
 
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You could sell it to a friend in Texas... nod, nod... wink, wink.

Actually, I really feel for law abiding gun owners in the libtard states. We can always use more allies down here to help us cling to our Bibles and guns.
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 07:23 PM   #3
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I feel for you guys up there. I know it's easier said than done but the gun owners of your state need to defy the registration. How are they going to handle hundreds of thousands of new felons?
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I feel for you guys up there. I know it's easier said than done but the gun owners of your state need to defy the registration. How are they going to handle hundreds of thousands of new felons?
Build lots of new prisons.
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I lived up in CT. for quite a few years. I had to get rid of my beautiful Legend AK47 back in the 90s because of Ct's earlier assault weapons ban. They wanted me to register it at that time, and like a dummy, I got rid of it so I wouldn't have to register it. I traded it for a Mini 14 at that time as the registration wasn't required on those yet. I don't regret owning the Mini, but I would still love to have that Legend AK.
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Old April 4th, 2013, 02:35 AM   #6
 
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Grew up in CT. and moved out 20 years ago. Right now we have a good republican governor, but I fear if the dems are able to get him out in 2 years they will make a huge push for similar laws. It's becoming harder and harder to beat them when we're becoming outnumbered by the know nothings who's only idea of work is to getup on one Tuesday morning in November and go payback the party that keeps the gravy train running.

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When I transferred to the DC area 5 1/2 years ago I looked long and hard at local gun laws and then settled in VA rather than MD. I'm not sure states realize that there is an impact to their tax base when they pass restrictive gun laws and thus drive people to move out or to not move there in the first place.

The other thing I did was pull all the local crime stats in the various counties in VA, MD and DC itself. Interestingly, but not surprisingly, the homicide rate in DC (where guns were in essence not allowed to be assembled outside the home and where handguns were banned) was 21.9 per 100,000. In MD, where concealed carry permits are almost impossible to obtain, the rate was 7.4 per 100,000 state wide and averaged 14 per 100,000 in the counties adjacent to DC. In VA, where they have a "shall issue" concealed carry law and where open carry is legal, the statewide rate was 4.7, and in Arlington County, where I chose to move, the there were only 2 homicides in 2007, for a rate of .8 per 100,000. That doubled in 2010 to 4 and a rate of 1.6.

It makes sense in the big picture. If you are a criminal intent on violent crime or property crime, where are you going to commit it? In DC where concealed carry is legal, in MD where it is heavily restricted, or in DC where guns are essentially outlawed? Simple choice.

I moved to NC last year after negotiating a telework arrangement that only requires me to be in DC two days a week, and when I completed my NC concealed carry permit, I was in DC so I had it notarized there. I went to a DC branch of Wells Fargo since they notarize for free for account holders and I expected a reaction and got one, but not the one I expected. The banker who took care of it noted it was a concealed carry permit and then spent about 5 minutes talking about crime in DC and criminals from MD and the scarier parts of DC coming into the nicer areas of DC to commit crimes as, as he put it, that's where there is money but no guns. He thought the DC guns laws were incredibly stupid and serve only to set up law abiding citizens as targets for crimes committed by people who ignore those laws. He was, as it turns out, a very liberal individual who was also very pro gun and very pro-concealed carry.

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My condolences for the issues of the "panic" legislation that is going on in several states that obviously will not solve the mental problems of this country. People who serve the rest of the citizens need to find the true root cause of the problems and not enact panic legislation.

Another state with such a push for panic legislation is the state of New York it seems. Legislation passed within a 24 hour period, that's unbelieveable how some of this is being handled and pushed down the throats of New Yorkers.

I would hope the gun owners of these states ban together and elect someone else in the next election before more mindless drastic gun laws hamper the majority of the law abiding citizens. Hopefully some of this mindless legislation can be overturned.
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re: Model 52's comments above ...
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Just last night a local news cast had an anti-gun activist saying that there was no evidence that CCW reduced crime rates.
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According to them: In fact, the crime rates are higher in places that allow assualt weapons and concealed carry ...
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This isn't an issue based on facts ... it's all politics and playing to the media. imo
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You are welcome to gun friendly North Carolina!
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re: Model 52's comments above ...
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Just last night a local news cast had an anti-gun activist saying that there was no evidence that CCW reduced crime rates.
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According to them: In fact, the crime rates are higher in places that allow assualt weapons and concealed carry ...
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This isn't an issue based on facts ... it's all politics and playing to the media. imo
It's easy to look at statistics and find what you want to use, provided you are willing to ignore all the rest of the data that does not support your point.

The state wide uniform crime stats are also complicated by metropolitan areas and urban versus rural populations. Urban areas on average experience more violent crime than suburban or rural areas for a whole host of reasons I won't get into (but that also suggest that those most in need of a handgun for self defense live in the urban areas where politicians striving to protect us from ourselves seem most intent on banning them.)

That can get interesting on a national level as Great Britain is often compared to the US as handguns are basically banned there. The murder rate due to gun violence is not surprisingly lower and that gets played up in the media. And the murder and violent crime rates are higher over all in the US than in Great Britain, but that's the case as the US has a much larger number of urban areas, containing a larger percentage of people than is the case in Great Britain where communities spread outward rather than upward as in the US.

The interesting bit is that when you correct for the differences in urban versus rural population between the US and Great Britain, the violent crime rate and the murder rate by any means, not just firearms is 3.5 times higher than in the US. Consequently when you correct for population density and it's impact on crime rate, it becomes clear that reducing handguns, and thus a means to defend yourself from violent crime, leads to a large increase in violent crime.

It makes sense but it gets absolutely zero air play in the US and it's not made a topic of debate like it should be, simply because the politicians would prefer to only use data, or select portions of the data, often incorrectly interpreted, to reinforce their arguments.
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You are welcome to gun friendly North Carolina!
When I went down to the Sheriff's office to turn in my NC Concealed Carry permit application and get fingerprinted, the deputy was very up front about concealed carry. First, he said they'd honor my VA permit until it expired in 2 more years, so keep using it until the NC permit arrived, and no real need to apply for an NC permit for another 18 months or so unless I wanted to do it sooner.

He said their policy was to encourage concealed carry and he advised that if you have a permit, are stopped and are not armed, the response from an officer is likely to be "Why the hell not?" He says he's honest with people that the police are not going to prevent anything as when seconds count, an officer is minutes away and by the time an officer gets there whatever happened will be over with and all the officer can do is say how sorry he is that it happened and try to catch who ever did it.

That's the reality everywhere, not just NC. They're just honest enough to recognize it in NC and place the responsibility for self defense where it belongs.

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This hatred for legal gun owners and the extent they go to, to make the shooting sport safe falls on the deaf ears of those polotitions that only want to get re-elected. Now that their names are on these documents, to vilify those of us that voted for them the re-election of these cretins will hit them hard when that time comes. I live in Jersey and am holding my breath as to what will be the other shoe to drop in my state. To all law abiding firearm owners and their desire to have the constitutional right to have the 2nd. amendment upheld I can only say make your voice heard by those that relied on your support to get the job they have. My condolences to Colorado, and now Connecticut. Thanks all.
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Build lots of new prisons.
Living in the anti-gun states must feel like prison, since they treat everyone like criminals anyway.
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