If you have ever had a conversation with a die-hard liberal about theSecond Amendment, chances are you have probably been called “paranoid” a time or two (…or fifty).
“What are you talking about? The government is not going to take your guns; I don’t know what you’re so worried about,” I can recall from a particular conversation. “Seriously, you’re justparanoid!”
If having the foresight to recognize that gun registration is not only wildly unconstitutional, but also a convenient means by which the government could use to eventually confiscate firearms makes me “paranoid,” then so be it. However, contrary to the liberal narrative, juvenile insults don’t actually alter reality.
As you know, there is a massive display of civil disobedience happening inConnecticut right now. Over 90% of the gun owners in the Constitution State haverefused to comply with new anti-gun regulations; these laws require that all “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines (over ten rounds) be registered as of January 1 of this year.
The state estimated that there are about 372,000 “assault weapons” and over two million “high-capacity” magazines within the state. But when the numbers came in, only about 50,000 “assault weapons” had been registered as well as 38,000 “high-capacity” magazines.
In other words, only about 3.7% of the “scary weaponry” within Connecticut has been registered with the government… meaning that 96.3% of innocent gun owners were considered felons overnight. (Of course, this did not phase them as they are continuing to ignore the so-called law.)
The bureaucrats bent on control didn’t like this so much, you can imagine. They are responding by sending another wave of letters to gun owners giving them “one more chance” to register their weapons with the government.
According to a local newspaper, the Journal Inquirer:
The state now holds signed and notarized letters saying those late applicants own rifles and magazines illegally.
But rather than turn that information over to prosecutors, state officials are giving the gun owners a chance to get rid of the weapons and magazines.
Stated differently, rather than immediately taking hundreds of thousands of gun owners to court over their shiny, new “felony,” the oh-so-benevolent overlords of Connecticut are “graciously” giving them another chance to comply — or else.
Here’s a copy of the letter gun owners received after having “missed” the January 1deadline: (Click the image to enlarge.)
So, let’s get this straight… Residents in Connecticut have the choice of:
- Complying with blatantly unconstitutional law by threat of governmentforce;
- Selling their weapon to a government-approved dealer;
- Destroying their own guns or magazines;
- Letting someone in a more pro-gun state hold them; or
- Giving it directly to the police.
Talk about “land of the free”!