Connecticut Passes Slew of Meaningless New Gun Laws

Posted by on Apr 02, 2013 at 8:04 am

The Connecticut deal includes a ban on new high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that left 20 children and six educators dead. There are also new registration requirements for existing magazines that carry 10 or more bullets, something of a disappointment for some family members of Newtown victims who wanted an outright ban on the possession of all high-capacity magazines and traveled to the state Capitol on Monday to ask lawmakers for it.

The package also creates what lawmakers said is the nation’s first statewide dangerous weapon offender registry, creates a new “ammunition eligibility certificate,” imposes immediate universal background checks for all firearms sales, and extends the state’s assault weapons ban to 100 new types of firearms and requires that a weapon have only one of several features in order to be banned.

The newly banned weapons could no longer be bought or sold in Connecticut, and those legally owned already would have to be registered with the state, just like the high-capacity magazines.

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4 Responses to “Connecticut Passes Slew of Meaningless New Gun Laws”

  1. Vic Kelley on 2/02/13 at 12:09 pm

    Those laws are only going to hurt the law abiding people whose rights will erode because of them. State legislatures and the US Congress do so much more harm than good by this crap. They have some sick compulsion to pass laws – any laws – and the net effect is we have less and less freedom just so they can have job security.

  2. Marshall Mallow on 2/02/13 at 10:59 pm

    Why do the law abiding have to punished? Gang bangers and people with evil intent were not following the laws they had on the books and they won’t be following these new ones. Gun control is not the issue, the issue is CONTROL.