Conn. gun owners create last-minute crush to register certain firearms, ammo by Dec. 31

  • Article by: SUSAN HAIGH , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 29, 2013 - 12:45 PM

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut gun owners are rushing to register certain firearms and ammunition that will be considered illegal contraband in the new year.

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johndontDec. 29, 1311:27 AM

another article with these same words that have been in hundreds of articles since...."in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting in Newtown"....

something else happened in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings....that something else is that another 2500 people were shot in Chicago in 2013, mostly by handgun.....but nobody is, nor has been, talking about the large number of shootings that occur routinely in some of America's cities. Not the anti gun liberal press nor the anti-gun liberal crowd....why is that?

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mdcastleDec. 29, 13 1:00 PM

Pretty soon the only weapons you'll be able to own in Connecticut are cap guns and water pistols

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luzhishenDec. 29, 13 1:11 PM

Gosh john, people do. By the way, if my neighborhood has gun laws and all the surrounding neighborhoods don't, that cuts down on their effectiveness. While we are on the subject of things that don't get discussed, why doesn't the no-gun-regulation crowd ever talk about the fact that many of the colonies had lists of gun owners and required training in use of same on a yearly basis? You know, that "Well-regulated militia" part of the Second Amendment. A bunch of Dirty Harry wannabes isn't a well-regulated militia.

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shushyn78Dec. 29, 13 1:53 PM

Step by step to total confiscation and considered an Enemy of the State. All legitimate gun owners are looking over their shoulder wondering when they will be blamed for the crimes of others.

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whsuksDec. 29, 13 3:06 PM

Dear childish gun nuts; please register your toys, but don't do it because your are 'protecting' me or exercising your rights. Do it because you are scared compensators. At least you will be honest about it.

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jd14317Dec. 29, 13 3:33 PM

http://bearingarms.com/connecticut-media-pushes-propaganda-as-citizens-ignore-unconstitutional-gun-registration-law/ This is another point of view on Conn. gun registration. Check it out!

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luzhishenDec. 29, 13 3:59 PM

For total wackiness, check out the Gun Owners of America who won't tolerate a list of people with mental health problems (that could be used to prevent them from buying guns) while bemoaning the fact that it's mental illness not gun availability that causes mass shootings. Huh?

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digger57Dec. 29, 13 4:54 PM

luzhishen - "Gosh john, people do. By the way, if my neighborhood has gun laws and all the surrounding neighborhoods don't, that cuts down on their effectiveness. While we are on the subject of things that don't get discussed, why doesn't the no-gun-regulation crowd ever talk about the fact that many of the colonies had lists of gun owners and required training in use of same on a yearly basis? You know, that "Well-regulated militia" part of the Second Amendment. A bunch of Dirty Harry wannabes isn't a well-regulated militia.'________I see you are not one to let facts get in the way of your argument. Let's start with your island of oppressive gun control surrounded by areas with lesser, more reasonable gun control. If your argument held any water, there would be no illegal cocaine use in the US because of nationwide laws against it. You also have the problem of the US Virgin Islands, with a complete ban on guns, yet one of the highest murder rates in the world. Explain how your argument holds up with an island nation which bans guns. Does this quote sound like something which could be said about many mainland US cities ? 'V.I. Attorney General Vincent Frazer listed drugs, gangs, the availability of guns and "the attitudes of our young people, primarily our males," as among the top factors he sees behind the territory's homicide rate.'

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digger57Dec. 29, 13 5:27 PM

'While we are on the subject of things that don't get discussed, why doesn't the no-gun-regulation crowd ever talk about the fact that many of the colonies had lists of gun owners and required training in use of same on a yearly basis? You know, that "Well-regulated militia" part of the Second Amendment. A bunch of Dirty Harry wannabes isn't a well-regulated militia."_______The colonies had lists of militia members and if they had guns. If they didn't, the state would provide the guns for them. It wasn't a gun control list as you imply, it was a list of people who could be called upon. The fact the government has left the unorganized militia to train on their own does not diminish the right.

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envy5000Dec. 29, 13 7:32 PM

Lets get rid of all the other constitutional rights so we can protect the citizens from themselves. I'm from the government and I'm here to help.

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