Use of Deadly Force Against An Unarmed Assailant

Disparity

Disparity

Andrew Branca posted this at Legal Insurrection.

It is an important issue, and one that is not addressed adequately in the training that a person receives when they get their gun permit.

It is also not a scenario that most people prepare themselves for, and that lack of preparation can cause hesitation or indecision at a crucial moment.

Well worth your time to read.

 

 

Anti-Gun RINO Goes Down

Loser

Loser

Connecticut held its Republican primary for the upcoming election for Governor, to see who would face the embattled Democrat Dannel Malloy in the fall.

It goes without saying that Dan Malloy, the anti-gun, tax-happy, stuttering father of a drug-dealer armed robber has to get booted.  He ran Stamford into the ground as mayor, and then did his best to steer the entire state into a fiscal ditch.

But who to choose to oppose Malloy?  Businessman (and former Ambassador to Ireland) Tom Foley narrowly lost to Malloy 4 years ago, and was running for the nomination again.  His chances are said to be better this time, as Malloy’s reputation has fallen even lower.

Ammo Bingo

What caliber of gun to buy...

What caliber of gun to buy…

I have read a lot of articles about the ammo shortage.  Some on the internet, some in glossy gun magazines.  Lots of people claim to be able to explain the situation, but no one seems to be able to point to any proof that they are right.

2 weekends back I went to a major dealer in CT to see what ammo they had.

Pallets, literally, of .40S&W, .45acp, .223 and .380.  Enough hunting ammo to keep people’s rifles sighted in.  A little .38.  A single countertop display of match .22 for $12.99/50 rounds.  And no 9mm at all.

I personally bought a Ruger SR22 many months ago to address the lack of 9mm, but now there is no .22 to be had!  My .40 and .45 guns are getting more frequent workouts because I can replace any ammo I use in them.

If all you have are 9mm and .22 caliber guns, you’re pretty much out of luck.  At what point do you step up and buy a new gun in a caliber that you can feed?

 

First CT Gun Registration Rejection

You know it!

You know it!

And here is that other shoe that we were all waiting to hear drop:

Registration rejected due to lack of postmark

Well, I do not know the circumstances of this particular situation (i.e. how/when the registration was submitted), but the person who got that letter is up a creek without a paddle.

They are now a felon, with a choice of several bad options for dealing with their situation.

God help them if they get pulled over for a broken tail-light on the way to someplace to take action on one of the options available to them, because they are committing a crime by even attempting to perform them!

Some state legislator was trying to get an extension of the registration deadline, but I haven’t heard anything concrete about that.

The rejection letter:

Attention Citizen: you are screwed!

Attention Citizen: you are screwed!

I hope you gun owners have a plan to retain your weapons despite this idiotic law.

Read the law carefully and the potential wiggle room should become obvious.

 

First CT Gun Law Arrest

We have a winner!

We have a winner!

6 days!  The first arrest under the draconian and pointless “assault rifle” and “high-capacity magazine” law took place on the morning of January 6:

http://norwalk.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/bridgeport-man-gets-norwalks-first-ticket-under-states-new-gun-law

“The handgun was loaded with 11 bullets, and had a magazine capable of handling 15 rounds, police said…The gun owner told Norwalk officers that he was unaware of the law or the deadline, according to the police report.  He was issued an infraction for possession of a large-capacity magazine and having a mutilated license plate.  The weapon was returned to the owner, under the condition that he keeps the magazine separated from the handgun, and he was released at the scene, police said.”

Read the whole thing, especially the reason that the man was pulled over.

Now, if you are a handgun permit holder, and you carry a gun that can accept a high-capacity magazine, you have the option to do so provided that you only load 10 bullets in it.  And perhaps you carry an extra magazine, as recommended by many self-defense experts.

But what happens if the arresting officer decides to take a bullet out of your spare magazine and load it into the magazine that was in your gun.  You are a felon, that’s what.  There’s probably no way to prove that is what happened, and you are left holding the bag.  Or the mag.

My advice to Connecticut permit holders is to avoid carrying a gun with a high-capacity magazine in it, and eliminate the chance that this could happen to you.  Carry extra magazines, and be sure to tell people why.  And also, practice reloading drills.  You might not become Jerry Miculek but you can certainly improve your time.

Think I am being paranoid?  You might be right.

But if the police feel entitled to shoot 90-pound children who have been tased and restrained, what wouldn’t they do?

 

More Anti-Gun Hijinks

Papers, please...

Papers, please…

Well, here in Connecticut, the registration deadline has passed for “assault weapons” and “high-capacity” magazines.  If you have one and it isn’t registered with the Gestapo, you are a felon.

There is talk of extending the deadline, due to the inability of the Department of Public Safety to process the registrants that made every effort to comply, but no word on that.

There are lawsuits against this dumb law moving forward as we speak, but the wheels of injustice grind slowly.  How finely they grind is another matter.  In the meantime, it is the law of this land, formerly known as the Constitution State.

You can read the act here:

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