Connecticutt Gun Owners Give the Finger to the State
Bill Quick

Connecticut scrambles for amnesty plan after realizing that citizens are refusing to register their “assault weapons” and “high capacity” magazines

There were a number of craven souls that did line up in the last few days of December to register their arms and magazines, but that is not the reason that Connecticut’s government is spurred to call for amnesty. They’re calling for an amnesty period because their internal estimates likely show that their attempt to browbeat the citizenry into registering their arms for future confiscation has been a abject failure, and they are desperate to do anything they can do to encourage compliance now that their threats have failed.

Of course, these unconstitutional tyrants would never, ever think of backing down and repealing the law.  Law is eternal.  When they want it to be.

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Bill Quick

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I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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Connecticutt Gun Owners Give the Finger to the State — 2 Comments

  1. Somewhat the same in NYS. Oral Andy Cuomo’s Shit all over the Constitution Act is … not quite as rousing a success as douchebags proponents might wish. In fact, in a state with almost 20 million people, there were only a couple thousand registrations, last I heard. (“Last I heard” was November, I think. DCJS has stopped reporting, even for in-house use only, the numbers in weekly how-are-we-doing meetings because the numbers were so bad.) And most of those couple thousand were state troopers, who were explicitly and individually ordered to register their personally-owned weapons or be fired.

    Individually, I can’t blame any New Yorkers for not signing up for the come-confiscate-my-weapons list. Collectively, it’s too bad they aren’t signing up en masse. One of the reasons bullshit justifications for upholding the law was that these “assault” weapons are rare. If they were common, some judge last year said, the law would be unconstitutional because it’s attempting to restrict a popular activity. (Paraphrased for sure, mangled almost certainly. Cut me some slack; I’m very tired. The bottom line remains.)

  2. Unless and until SCOTUS takes on another 2A case and uses it to rein in some of the more egregious infringements on the RKBA, (or at least decrees the correct standard of judicial review – I’d prefer strict scrutiny) all this crap will stand as perfectly legal, thanks to the malign influence of Scalia’s Idiotic Dicta.

    Although even strict scrutiy offers no bright-line guarantees against infringement. The first time it was ever specifically defined was when it was used to decide Korematsu v. US, in which SCOTUS decided it was A-OK, even under strict scrutiny, to drag tens of thousand of American citizens of Japanese extraction off to concentration camps.

    With a strictness level like that, SCOTUS could easily decide that you have a right to only a single-shot .22 pistol, for which you must pay $1000 for a license, and must keep locked in a safe in your basement and disassembled at all times.

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