96% of CT Gun Owners are “Felons” Overnight
CONNECTICUT — The state officials of Connecticut have begun a fight they may not be able to handle. Recently, it has been declared law that Connecticut gun owners must register their firearms under the government’s watchful eye. Unfortunately for them, they did not predict how many gun owners would not comply.
Only roughly four percent of gun owners in the state actually registered their firearms. As the deadline to register came and went, the remaining 96% of gun owners became owners of illegal weapons literally overnight. Connecticut officials realized they couldn’t punish such a tremendous amount of people all at once, so they had no other choice but to extend the deadline, giving gun owners one last chance to register their guns before they are considered felons by the state.
A letter was signed, notarized, and released by the state, addressing all “illegal” gun owners. The letter states:Dear Sir/Madam, 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 per Public Act
13-3, as amended by Public Act 13-220: 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. You may make arrangements to relinquish the assault weapon to a police department or to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection. You have the following options for disposal of your large capacity magazine per Public Act 13-3, as amended by Public Act 13-220. 1. Render the large capacity magazine permanently inoperable; 2. Sell the large capacity magazine to a licensed gun dealer; 3. Remove the large capacity magazine from the state; or 4. You may make arrangements to relinquish your large capacity magazine in a police department or the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection. Sincerely, Lt. Eric Cooke Commanding Officer Special Licensing and Firearms Unit
In other words, if gun owners choose not to register their firearms to the government under an unconstitutional law, they must hand them over to the government or to someone else in a state that is gun-friendly. If neither of these actions are taken, each innocent gun owner is a felon.
What happened to the “land of the free?”