To those of you who reside in CT and own an “assault weapon” or a magazine that can hold 11 or more bullets: the deadline for registering them is December 31. Meaning, your registration application must be postmarked by December 31, 2013.
Before you make a decision on whether or not to comply with Gov. Malloy’s Gestapo, you must understand that a separate “assault rifle” registration form must be completed for each gun you intend to register. And that each of those forms must have your right thumbprint on it, and be notarized. And each form must include a copy of the original purchase receipt or DPS-3-C form that was filled out at the time of purchase to prove that you owned the gun prior to April 4, 2013. In the absence of those sale documents, you must include a signed & notarized affidavit with each form attesting to the fact that you owned the gun prior to 4/4/13. Free advice: print extra forms and thumbprint the blanks until you get clear images, then fill out those forms.
For magazines, you can register multiple calibers/capacities on a single form, and no notary is required. Once again, you are required to provide a receipt or affidavit to attest that you owned the magazines prior to 4/4/13. But the affidavit must be notarized!
The forms you need:
The legwork required to complete this process is significant. You must do an inventory (and it had better be accurate!). Figure out which items are covered by the poorly-written law. Fill out forms, do thumbprints, get them notarized. And if you are smart, you will submit them by certified or registered mail. So if you haven’t started, you had better start soon.
The decision to comply, or not comply, with this Nazi-inspired registration scheme is not one to be taken lightly. I offer no advice on that topic.
I will say that the law states that you must keep the “assault weapon” certificate (which the DPS will return to you after they process it) with the “assault weapon” at all times (so you had better find a way to protect it from damage!). And also that the State already has a database of DPS-3-C forms from the purchase of all guns.
And that the law says you are permitted to transport the “assault weapon” to a place of sale/repair or to a shooting range, but NOT to any other destination. Which means that if you plan to stop for a burger on the way home from the range, you might become a felon.
Not sure whether to conclude this post by saying: Caveat Emptor …or: Arbeit Macht Frei.
I have been in 3 stores in the past week that all had .22 ammo in stock.
100-round plastic boxes of Winchester HP, bulk tubs of Remington Golden Bullet, 50-round boxes of Federal Target, 100-round boxes of Remington Viper, 50-round boxes of Fiocchi Official 320 and Remington Eley Match EPS.
All had limits on the quantity that a single customer could buy.
A friend found bulk boxes of 9mm at Dick’s. Other than that one opportunity, I haven’t seen any brass-cased 9mm for sale for a month.
.30-30 ammo has been scarce too.
But I have seen plenty of .223.
Well, to anyone that was paying attention to who Barack Obama really was when he first ran for U.S. Senate, it was clear that he was a calculating socialist with a well-funded public-relations team. A look at the traitorous mob that he surrounded himself with (the Chicago Machine, Bill Ayers, etc.) cemented the impression that his true values were unAmerican to the core.
But he was an eager, brazen liar, and he employed many other liars (of various skill levels of lying), and he had the zealous unquestioning support of the liberal media behind him. And he coasted into office despite his lack of qualifications and many unanswered questions about his past.
Since taking office, he has put into motion a wide variety of schemes to undermine the traditional American way of life and traditional social values. Some were overt maneuvers; some were hidden. But all were calculated to adhere to his mentor Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals.
It’s like Groundhog Day.
I can’t claim to be surprised, since this is what the gun-grabbers do every time they think they can tie a criminal act to the issue of gun control. They even have a written strategy guide to help them twist current events into excuses for gun control.
And at the other end of the spectrum, the gun-grabbers in California are about to enact a ban on lead hunting ammunition. All of you gun-owning Californicators can expect ammo shortages and skyrocketing prices. If you thought the ammo problem was bad now, just wait until Governor Moonbeam signs this liberal wet dream into law.
Yet the gun-hating sits-to-pee coalition accuses law-abiding gun owners of being paranoid for opposing their endless, pointless gun-control schemes.
To that, I reply (in the words of a scientist named Carl Sagan):
He is a scientist. I have to believe him, right?
Up until today, I hadn’t actually seen any price gouging on ammo. Heard about it, read about it, but haven’t seen it.
But today that changed.
Went into a gun store with Crapgame (not going to name the store, but it isn’t one of the 2 notorious gougers in the area) and looked around. On the shelf I saw a 500-round bulk pack of Winchester XPert 22.
I figured it might be a good idea to stock up, since I am shooting more .22 these days.
There was a little sticker in the corner of the box. It said: $70. (I checked MidwayUSA when I got home; their price was $30.99.)
And there was a 525 round box of Federal bulk pack ammo priced at $65.
Neither box included lubrication to ease the pain of the ass-rape being offered to customers.
Now, I am not one of those people that equates price increases with price gouging. I am mostly in the John Stossel camp. Business is business. A vendor needs to be able to make a profit on the products they sell, after factoring in all of the variables. And prices have gone up across the board for ammo, and I accept that reality.
But there is no way in hell that this gun store is making less or the same profit margin on that ammo that they would have made before the sale. They are being opportunistic dicks.
I don’t want a government solution to this problem, like NJ did.
If you see stupid prices on ammo, and you aren’t in desperate need of that ammo, DON’T BUY IT! Let it sit there until the dealer gets sick of staring at it and makes the price more reasonable, or until someone who does need it desperately comes looking for it.
That’s the only way to restore some sanity to the ammo marketplace.
That, and more production.