REBELLION: Over 90% of Connecticut Citizens Ignore New Gun Laws
After the heartbreaking shooting of twenty children and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, Obama made a commitment to further violate the Constitution in the name of saving children. Even the state lawmakers followed suit by “enacting one of the most draconian gun-control regimes in America” which in effect bans “non-registered ‘assault’ weapons and standard-capacity magazines.”
As horribly devastating as this shooting is, infringing on the Second Amendment rights of innocent, law-abiding Americans does not prevent crime or save lives. Bill Stevens, the father of one of the victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook agrees — as do the citizens of Connecticut know this.
Almost the entire state is actively refusing to comply with Obama’s anti-gun agenda.
The New American writes:
After Connecticut enacted one of the most draconian gun-control regimes in America, official estimates suggest that the overwhelming majority of the citizens targeted by the latest assault on gun rights failed to comply. Indeed, analysts say it appears that most people largely ignored the new statute, which purports to ban numerous non-registered “assault” weapons and standard-capacity magazines. Now, despite resistance by the governor, state lawmakers are reportedly “scrambling” to come up with a possible amnesty plan allowing gun owners to register past the deadline.
According to news reports, some 50,000 newly mislabeled “assault weapons” and 40,000 so-called “high-capacity” magazines (10 or more rounds) targeted under the scheme were registered with state officials by the January 1 deadline. However, estimates and an official report by the Connecticut Office of Legislative Research issued before the new law suggest there are many, many more that went unregistered. Massive non-compliance with gun-registration schemes has been the norm in the United States and abroad, experts pointed out — and analysts say that is likely what happened in Connecticut.
Noting that the real number of “large-capacity” magazines in the state was unknown, the 2011 Connecticut Office of Legislative Research report said that it “could be in the tens of millions.” Estimates on the number of guns subject to the legislation, meanwhile, indicate that there may be as many as 500,000. Based on those figures, analysts suggested that perhaps less than 10 percent — possibly even less than five percent — of the items subject to the draconian new gun-control regime were registered with authorities by the deadline.
Citizens of Connecticut are effectively “nullifying” these anti-gun laws because they can’t count on the Supreme Court, Congress, or even their own state lawmakers to defend the Constitution.
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