reply to post by seaez
It shouldn't matter when he got the guns, whether it be 5 minutes ago, or 20 years ago. The fact of the matter is that his right to own those guns is protected by the Second Amendment.
reply to post by seaez
They aren't taking them away despite what the echo chamber constantly repeats, they want him to register them. You can be damn sure when he was on active duty what guns the navy gave him was written down somewhere or "registered".
I'd suggest your reference to weapons issued while in the Navy is a moot point. Those weapons are owned by the
Navy not the individual.
Because some CT residents made a late attempt to register the police now know where they reside. What will happen
as was the case in N.J. A warrant will be issued for the residence. The police will then confiscate said weapon and place the owner in jail for failure to comply. They pulled this same exact tactic in N.J. There was no recourse
other then one could now add a Felony conviction to their resume and never be allowed to legally own a firearm.
Registration has but one ultimate purpose, to eventually, at the pleasure of the State,to confiscate ones property.
If you are suggesting this is not the case. Perhaps you may offer alternatives for the States need to know. Of course those will be " What if scenarios " they don't hold much weight when we already have witnessed this same tactic employed else where.
Speculation about how the state of Connecticut would respond to the thousands, perhaps tens of thousands, of gun owners who failed to register their firearms by December 31 ended when the state police sent out this January 2, 2014 letter to all those who registered late, but who in the process gave the state sufficient information to brand them as criminals: name, address, description of weapon or magazine, and date of ownership:
We are returning your application for assault weapon certificate and/or large capacity magazine declaration because it was not received or postmarked prior to January 1, 2014 as required by law.
As a result, you have the following options for your assault weapon …
1. Render the assault weapon permanently inoperable;
2. Sell the assault weapon to a licensed gun dealer;
3. Remove the assault weapon from the state, or …
4. Relinquish the assault weapon to a police department or to the [state’s] Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection….
Lt. Eric Cooke, Commanding Officer, Special Licensing and Firearms Unit
…Update (Feb. 28, 2014 @ 12:10 p.m. EST): In response to concerns that the letter from the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection quoted above might be a hoax, The New American called the department to confirm the accuracy of the letter. Lt. Vance of the Connecticut State Police confirmed that the letter is accurate in every respect and was sent out with the date of January 2, 2014.