CT Gun Control Update

Futility

Futility

When the headline-hungry CT legislature passed Public Act 13-3, and it was signed into law by the stuttering dipshit Gov. Malloy, CT gun owners were legally obligated to take action with regards to any newly-redefined “assault weapons” that were currently in their possession.

Specifically, they were instructed that by 12/31/13, they must either:

  • Register them with the Department of Public Safety (State Police)
  • Remove them from CT
  • Sell them to a licensed dealer (under PA 13-3, long gun transfers were now required to go through a dealer, not just handguns)
  • Turn them in to the police
  • or, have them rendered permanently inoperable by a gunsmith

After being recorded, the registration would be returned to the owner.  Registered guns would need to be accompanied by the registration certificate whenever they left the house.  No certificate = felony.

If you are reading this, it is no surprise to you to know that many gun owners declined to participate in this pre-confiscation scheme.

For those who did participate, the experience was…frustrating.  Some citizens submitted one form per magazine & gun, with the intent of burying the DPS in paperwork, Alinsky-style.

One law-abiding citizen submitted his paperwork by mail, postmarked 12/30/13.  A month later he received a confirmation that his paperwork was received…but not the processed registration forms.

All through the spring, all summer long, and even into the fall, he left his soon-to-be-registered guns in his safe, afraid to risk taking them to the range without the accompanying forms.

This past week, on 2/6/2015, he received his forms back.  Even with less than 20% compliance, it took the DPS more than 13 months to process the paperwork.

How many crimes could have been stopped if the resources used to perpetrate this fraud on the public were used to actually fight crime?

I guess we will never know.

 

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