Civil disobedience: Conn. gun owners become ‘felons,’ defy law in mass numbers

Connecticut has a lot more criminals this year.

Thousands of Connecticut gun owners are defying a new state law requiring them to register semi-automatic “assault rifles,” making them felony suspects for literally doing nothing, according to Hartford Courant columnist Dan Haar.

The law required guns the state classifies as “assault weapons” to be registered by Dec. 31 and their owner to receive a certificate of ownership, leading to lengthy lines of men waiting in line to register their guns or be considered criminals. By the end of the year, state police had processed about 48,000 applications for certificates and had about 2,000 that were incomplete, according to the Courant.

That could be only a fraction of the weapons covered by the law in the Nutmeg State,  estimated to range from 50,000 to 350,000, according to the Courant.

As the column puts it:

And that means as of Jan. 1, Connecticut has very likely created tens of thousands of newly minted criminals — perhaps 100,000 people, almost certainly at least 20,000 — who have broken no other laws. By owning unregistered guns defined as assault weapons, all of them are committing Class D felonies.

State Sen. Tony Guglielmo, a Republican and vocal opponent of the gun control law, said a constituent had told him the defiance was deliberate.

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“He made the analogy to prohibition,” Guglielmo told the Courant. “I said, ‘You’re talking about civil disobedience, and he said ‘Yes.’ ”

So, how could the state know who those previously law-abiding felons are?

Maybe through those background checks President Obama and other gun-grabbers keep saying are only necessary to keep weapons out of the hands of the mentally ill.

State officials could simply compare the background-check paperwork with the gun registration records, see who’s on one list and not on the other, and presto, the names of a bunch of felony suspects are at the fingertips of a gun-grabbing state.

“I honestly thought from my own standpoint that the vast majority would register,” Guglielmo told the Courant. “If you pass laws that people have no respect for and they don’t follow them, then you have a real problem.”

And you have a lot of criminals.

H/T: The Blaze

Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at


  • maxwell_brown

    recall every polititian who voted against the constitution, they were not hired by the people to create crimes on good citizens…

  • ooddballz

    In this case, to quote San Fran Nan: Civil disobedience really IS the highest form of patriotism

  • nancy bell

    Then YOU SIR, OBEY THE LAWS THAT THE CONSTITUTION STANDS FOR!!!!. Enforce the laws that our on the books for illegals!! WE AS AMERICANS DO NOT WANT THEM PUSHED DOWN OUR THROATS!!!!. And KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF OUR GUNS!!!!. Go after holder and but him in jail were he belongs!!!.

  • Andrew

    Molon Labe

    • Baldr Odinson

      You might want to look a little deeper at your “motto”…

    • jk

      A cut from Baldrs link…..thanks
      The defiance of Leonidas and his warriors rightly became a symbol of patriotic defense and self-sacrifice against overwhelming odds.

      The account of the battle fits in well with the pro-gun fantasy of defending one’s home against an invasion of bloodthirsty, drug-dealing gangs or “jackbooted government thugs”

      • Tristan Chris Heiss

        its not a fantasy happens everyday. people get home invaded and our government is treasonous.. just stfu.. your obviously not an american anyway

        • jk

          Thanks Tristan, MOLON LABE, if they break into my home, they will be greeted by a hail of bullets before they get me, you may join them if you wih, so as you said, STFU

  • wireknob

    Aren’t the records of background checks supposed to be destroyed? If government officials are hanging on to that information they are violating federal law and should be prosecuted.

    • Michael R

      Federal law says the 4473 must be kept for 25 YEARS.

      • John Kornegay

        In CT, you also fill out a form DPS-3-C which is filed with the State Police and forms a computerized state firearms registration database. The DPS-3-C is filled out in every retail firearms sale, every private handgun sale, and some (but not mandatory until 4/4/14) private long gun sales. So every “assault weapon” that was sold at retail, every “assault handgun” sold at either retail or privately, and some but not all “assault weapon long guns” sold privately are registered to their current owners, unless they were sold out of state. Only the feds are forbidden to create a firearms ownership database.

        • wireknob

          Thanks for the clarification.

        • zeus234

          And they can’t listen in on your phone calls either without a warrant.

        • Tricia Anthone

          What is the deal with affixing the word, “assault” to the front end of every weapon word? I suppose it makes the weapon seem more “ominous and dangerous” ; something capable of mounting an assault on someone.

          Half the country has gone off the deep end.

      • wireknob

        That form is kept by the firearms dealer, not the state.

        • Michael R

          And the state can get that information in a matter of moments.

  • Cheri’

    I agree maxwell. I think they should all be recalled, fired, impeached whatever it takes to get them out of office. They were not hired to by us to make us criminals. They were hired by us to protect our rights and keep our borders safe. None of which they are doing.

  • disqus_Ao3LmdU11e

    the whole of congress and state officials need to be cleared out so we, the people can start over with a CLEAN slate…with people that want to represent THE PEOPLE…not themselves…not to get rich and go drunk with power…

  • wvweightgs

    May be the people of that state need to be like the minutemen. If they come to a minutemen member to take his / hers guns, the word has to go out and other, fully armed and with the
    will to die need to converge on those traitors trying to take the guns and do what has to be done. If revolution is to start, let it start here, and it will spread like a wildfire and the liberals better be heading for the borders, as true americans will not forget them.

    • Tristan Chris Heiss

      amen brother. its time to remove this infection of treason and with extreme prejudice .

  • Heath Bettag

    Fags will not be happy until every part of society bows down to them and
    tells them that the sinful behavior that they engage in is not sinful.
    And not only is it not sinful, but it is a good, righteous, and holy
    thing. Knowing that they will not be the recipients of the praise and
    favor of God, they seek the praise and favor of men.

    “The king’s favor is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.” (Proverbs 14:35)

    “When pride cometh, then cometh shame; but With the lowly is wisdom” (Proverbs 11:2)

    And nobody exudes pride and shame like a proud fag. We’ve seen this over
    this last week in the sports world. Over in Russia, for example, they
    have a law that bans distributing fag propaganda to minors. They didn’t
    want the perverted winter Olympic athletes going over there and
    introducing their children to that filth. The fags have gone absolutely
    crazy about that, demanding that Russia change its laws, demanding that
    the International Olympic Committee make a strong stand against it,
    calling for boycotts, etc., etc. Apparently they wanted to propagandize
    little Russian kids and they’re unhappy that they aren’t able do it.

    In his state of the nation address last December, Russian President
    Vladimir Putin said about this issue that the West treats “good and
    evil” equally. He’s wrong about that. The West doesn’t treat them
    equally — the West has a much higher regard for “evil” than it has for

    Which brings me to my next example of fags in the wide world of sports
    — fag Missouri football player Michael Sam. This pervert aims to be the
    first out of the closet fag to play in the NFL. The NFL is already full
    of proud sinners so I’m sure he’d fit right in, but, like I said
    earlier, he’s not going to be happy until everybody and every
    organization associated with the NFL publicly tells him that his sodomy
    is a good thing. The only thing more perverse than Michael Sam is the
    way that this nation is responding to Michael Sam. You’ll hear noble
    words like “brave” or “pioneer” or “moral” associated with this vile
    man’s announcement that he likes to engage in sodomy with other men.
    Everyone’s talking about how “proud” they are of him and how
    “courageous” he must be.

    Like the wicked tribe of Benjamin in Judges 19, this country would
    gladly fight for this fag football player and bring down the wrath of
    God upon their heads.

    “He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.” (Proverbs 17:15)

    There are so many passages in the scripture that describe this
    generation of God’s wrath, but it’s hard to beat Isaiah 5:18-21 —

    “Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it
    were with a cart rope: That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his
    work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel
    draw nigh and come, that we may know it! Woe unto them that call evil
    good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for
    darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them
    that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!”

    • Peter LaSides

      It is a mental illness. Caring people would see they got help, that’s it!

      • Tristan Chris Heiss

        it is a mental illness and they are in denial and the liberals are just plain insane. and the democrats are all communists..its totally FUBAR and needs fixing bad.


    LOL…Now that you are “Suspected” of a felony, you can expect your front door to be kicked in anytime…….The Police State is already here…..Now, just rounding up the sheep…….

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