Connecticut banned “scary looking” firearms and so far, it appears that the vast majority of gun owners affected by the legislation did not register their guns prior to the December 31 deadline, making between 50,000 and 350,000 gun owners felons. This is frightening, considering the law doesn’t just make the violation a misdemeanor, it makes it a felony, which could result in a prison sentence. Fewer than 50,000 gun owners registered their firearms by the deadline to comply with the law.
Failing to register makes sense because if you did register them, you should expect a visit from the local SWAT Team, who will want to confiscate them. Now, that hasn’t happened yet – and if things keep going the way that they are, it won’t happen because the Connecticut State Government doesn’t seem to have very many people who are willing to go out and take firearms from the honest and faithful in the community.
(CP) Gun owners who sent in their applications for registration after the deadline have reported already receiving letters by the government instructing them to get rid of their guns. The Hartford Courant notes that the government has records of gun owners who went through background checks in order to purchase AR-15s. The government could potentially go after any of those gun owners who failed to register their guns.
This week, the majority of Connecticut State Troopers have signed a petition expressing their refusal to enforce the new law.