Glenn Reynolds Saw This Coming a Mile Away
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NRA-ILA | Attention Connecticut Gun Owners and Sportsmen Next Round of Anti Gun Law Provisions Take Effect on April 1

The last major round of provisions in Senate Bill 1160 (now Public Act 13-3), passed in the Connecticut General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Dan Malloy (D) last year, take effect on Tuesday, April 1.

EFFECTIVE ON APRIL 1, 2014:

  • Individuals must apply for a “long gun eligibility certificate” through the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (“DESPP”) to purchase any rifle or shotgun.  You are exempt from this requirement if you have a Connecticut permit to carry a pistol or revolver; a pistol or revolver retail sales permit; or a pistol or revolver eligibility certificate.
    • The fee (tax) for this certificate is $35 and must be renewed every five years.
    • You must complete a DESPP-approved firearms training course.
    • You must submit fingerprints with your application and a fee of $50 for state fingerprints and $16.50 for federal fingerprints.
    • The DESPP commissioner will have 60 days after the receipt of your application to issue the “long gun eligibility certificate,” which can then be presented to a licensed firearms dealer to purchase a long gun.

Your NRA is working to reverse this dangerous law which has no effect on criminal access or misuse of firearms, but we need your help!  To get involved and volunteer your efforts against these misguided efforts, please click here.

I thought that the general idea was that Heller and McDonald were supposed to expand the RKBA….

Glenn Reynolds was onto this problem within days of the Heller decision:

WINNERS’ TEST | New York Post

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

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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Glenn Reynolds Saw This Coming a Mile Away — 2 Comments

  1. From the beginning, I was expecting Heller to make not much difference at all. I’ll confess that my pessimism was based on cheap cynicism, not in-depth knowledge of civil rights litigation.

    You know the problem with the world? How often cheap cynicism turns out to be a good predictor for events.