Gun owners in deep blue Connecticut are getting a taste of what the rest of the country would look like if Democrats had their way.
With a deadline of Jan. 1 to register high-capacity magazines and any gun that qualifies as an “assault weapon,” gun owners are facing long lines to comply with a law that will make them felons after Wednesday.
“I understand why they’re doing it, but I don’t think it’s constitutional,” gun owner Scott Boccio told WFSB-TV 3.
It’s also probably pointless to achieve the law’s alleged aim of keeping guns out of the hands of criminals, since criminals, by definition, don’t comply with laws.
“If people are going to do things illegally, they’re not going to be here registering their gun,” said gun owner Jared Krajewski, who is clearly not a member of the state’s General Assembly, where Democrats hold a near two-thirds majority in both houses.
Democrats also hold the govenor’s office in the person of Dannel Malloy, a buddy of soon-to-be-former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and vocal advocate of national gun registrations and other infringements of the right to bear arms.
Connecticut’s law was passed after last December’s massacre of 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the attack by a lunatic that sparked a cynical effort by gun-grabbers in Washington, D.C., to impose new restrictions on gun ownership nationwide.
Why the DMV-class lines in the Nutmeg State?
Because gun owners apparently aren’t filling out the forms to the bureaucrats’ satisfaction.
“People don’t realize the entire form must be filled out completely,” a state police lieutenant told WFSB. “And if it requires a notary, it should be notarized before coming here. That’s what’s causing the massive line.”
Actually, what’s causing the massive line is the law itself. No one even pretends to believe that Connecticut’s gun-registration law would have stopped Adam Lanza’s madness from turning into murder.
But what the law does is provide the information – identifying civilian arms and ammunition – that will make it one step easier for the government to disarm its populace if it chooses.
That this is happening under Democrats isn’t a surprise. That it’s in New England, where the first battles of the Revolution were fought to prevent a tyrannical government’s attempt to confiscate caches of arms, is a disgrace.