Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
    Results 1 to 35 of 70

    Thread: US Connecticut Gun Owners Wait in Line to Do Something Many Gun Owners Hope They Never Have To

    1. Member ogvr6's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 3rd, 2004
      Location
      fl
      Posts
      1,128
      Vehicles
      a gas guzzler and a econobox
      12-27-2013 07:20 PM #1
      US
      Connecticut Gun Owners Wait in Line to Do Something Many Gun Owners Hope They Never Have To

      http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013...never-have-to/


      US
      Connecticut Gun Owners Wait in Line to Do Something Many Gun Owners Hope They Never Have To
      Dec. 26, 2013 10:21pm Jason Howerton


      Connecticut residents waited in long lines on Thursday to register their firearms and high-capacity magazines before the state’s new gun laws go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014.

      WFSB-TV reports that a “long-line of people” stood outside the Public Safety Building in Middletown, Conn., all day to register semi-automatic rifles and high-capacity magazines. Several residents were upset with the “unconstitutional” requirement, while at least one person

      “I understand why they’re doing it, but I don’t think it’s constitutional,” resident Scott Boccio told WFSB-TV as he was registering his guns.

      Charles Gillette, who was registering magazines, told the news station that he would have a problem with it if the state was trying to ban the magazines or firearms, but said “if they want to just know where they are, that’s fine with me.”

      However, not one gun owner who was registering firearms or magazines said they think the new laws will reduce gun violence.

      “If people are going to do things illegally, they’re not going to be here registering their gun,” Jared Krajewski, another resident registering firearms, said.

      For now, in Connecticut, the law is the law. The new gun control measures were put into place following the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

      State police Lt. Paul Vance said that gun owners must fill our forms completely and some may require a notary.
      indoctrinate through academia and media.
      why is that the ones that seek tolerance are the most intolerant.
      They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. -Benjamin Franklin

    2. Member
      Join Date
      Mar 7th, 2006
      Location
      Nashville, TN
      Posts
      905
      Vehicles
      02 GTI, 72 Catalina, 03 Elantra, 79 CB650
      12-27-2013 07:27 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by ogvr6 View Post
      “I understand why they’re doing it, ” resident Scott Boccio told WFSB-TV as he was registering his guns.
      Well, he's one up on me then.

    3. Member sg207ptg's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 6th, 2000
      Posts
      3,459
      Vehicles
      VW/Audi
      12-27-2013 09:44 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by ogvr6 View Post
      “if they want to just know where they are, that’s fine with me.”

    4. 12-28-2013 06:36 AM #4
      Watch for a 0.000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 00000000000000

      000000000000001% drop in the crime rate involving firearms to happen. It will run nationwide for a month on the MSM.
      This post was monitored and approved by the NSA

    5. Member Señor Peligro's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 6th, 2009
      Location
      ʇnɔıʇɔǝuuoɔ
      Posts
      8,251
      Vehicles
      Honduh VTAK
      12-28-2013 09:00 AM #5
      This is my hell. Welcome.
      Now go get your shinebox

    6. Member GTI_2.0T's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 14th, 2001
      Location
      Rochester, NY
      Posts
      5,721
      Vehicles
      2008 GTI, 1977 Trans Am
      12-28-2013 09:04 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Señor Peligro View Post
      This is my hell. Welcome.

      I have my own, thanks.
      Jason • Now 2.0T / 400 • Then 1.8T / 2.0
      ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯

    7. Geriatric Member Obin Robinson's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 20th, 2000
      Location
      League City, Texas
      Posts
      37,634
      Vehicles
      2001 Boxster, 2012 Kia Soul
      12-31-2013 08:16 AM #7
      If I lived there I would send a news reporter to ask the Governor's bodyguard if his magazines are registered. I would also ask all the police departments if they registered their magazines. Welcome to the police state. This is the "change" that the socialists voted for.

      obin
      "We're society's crowbar. They hate us, they never want to acknowledge the dirty jobs they give us to do, but when the job is done they never throw us away - they just slip us back in the toolbox until they need us the next time. And there will always be a next time."-Jim Hooper. Beneath the Visiting Moon: Images of Combat in Southern Africa

    8. Member
      Join Date
      Mar 7th, 2006
      Location
      Nashville, TN
      Posts
      905
      Vehicles
      02 GTI, 72 Catalina, 03 Elantra, 79 CB650
      12-31-2013 06:15 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Señor Peligro View Post
      This is my hell. Welcome.
      Quote Originally Posted by GTI_2.0T View Post
      I have my own, thanks.
      hehe, Northeast.

      Seriously though, I feel bad for you guys and don't want to imagine having to go through that kinda crap.

    9. Member MN6845's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 11th, 2002
      Location
      SW Ohio
      Posts
      2,399
      Vehicles
      2012 GTI
      01-05-2014 01:45 AM #9
      So, I have thought about moving to Connecticut for work. This summer, I visited the Hartford area and was using my Glock 19 at a gun range. I was told that I could use my 15 & 17 round magazines as long as 10 rounds or less were loaded in them.

      Would I have to register my G19 & G17 magazines and/or would it be in my best interest to buy 10 round magazines?
      Last edited by MN6845; 01-05-2014 at 05:17 AM.

    10. Member Señor Peligro's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 6th, 2009
      Location
      ʇnɔıʇɔǝuuoɔ
      Posts
      8,251
      Vehicles
      Honduh VTAK
      01-05-2014 08:41 AM #10
      It's too late to register mags, 1/1 was the deadline. You won't be able to bring them into the state....not legally of course. 10 round mags are the new limit.
      Now go get your shinebox

    11. 01-10-2014 08:13 PM #11
      Like sheep to slaughter.
      "We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions."

      Ronald Reagan

    12. Member Power5's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 19th, 2001
      Location
      Cincy, Ohio
      Posts
      5,367
      Vehicles
      '99 XJ 6"-Aussied d44-35" TSL-XRC8 / '11 Sonata white yay
      01-11-2014 11:23 AM #12
      Whats interesting is that this national media hotspot a year ago has had no national media coverage on this event??? Why are the liberals not plastering their win all over the news? Are they afraid? Only coverage I see is from conneticut news outlets.
      Aaron
      PSN: RealPower5

    13. 01-11-2014 08:29 PM #13
      Because when you remove something like this from the immediate wake of an overly emotional tragedy...it starts looking more and more like what it is: garbage unconstitutional bullsh_t.

      Now, unfortunately we have to wait for another large shooting event to occur in one of these states which recently cracked down so hard on firearms (Colorado, New York, etc.). You'll notice a lack of any media coverage around Chicago (currently the murder capital of the US I believe) if the new regulations allowing firearms coincide with a massive drop in murders or violent crimes. The people pushing these political agendas know they're complete bullsh_t. They're doing nothing more than playing to a crowd to get votes and emotional sympathy to keep themselves in office.

    14. Member Señor Peligro's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 6th, 2009
      Location
      ʇnɔıʇɔǝuuoɔ
      Posts
      8,251
      Vehicles
      Honduh VTAK
      01-11-2014 10:10 PM #14
      Connecticut Citizens Defense League (CCDL) has had a lawsuit in the works challenging this legislation for a while now, so we'll see how it goes.

      Now go get your shinebox

    15. Member GTI_2.0T's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 14th, 2001
      Location
      Rochester, NY
      Posts
      5,721
      Vehicles
      2008 GTI, 1977 Trans Am
      01-11-2014 10:38 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Señor Peligro View Post
      Connecticut Citizens Defense League (CCDL) has had a lawsuit in the works challenging this legislation for a while now, so we'll see how it goes.

      Don't get your hopes up.
      Jason • Now 2.0T / 400 • Then 1.8T / 2.0
      ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯

    16. Member
      Join Date
      Sep 12th, 2005
      Location
      Milwaukee, WI
      Posts
      1,889
      Vehicles
      1986 IDI Golf, 321K Miles.
      01-17-2014 05:44 PM #16
      It would be interesting to know if the NRA and GOA are working on this behind the scene. It would not seem to be right if they are ignoring it. It could be possible that the topic is too hot right now and it might be prudent to wait for a while.
      Last edited by Tinker Toy; 01-17-2014 at 05:49 PM.

    17. 01-17-2014 08:52 PM #17
      I'm curious to know, just how many residents the state actually expects to comply with the registration(s)?

      How exactly does the state legislature expect to be able to enforce the new law(s)?
      Are they going to post officers at every gun range, store, and residential street corner to check for proper paperwork?

      How are they supposed to determine who has a properly registered high cap mag (pre-ban), and who has a stockpile at home, and just came to the range with properly pinned range queen mags?
      This post was monitored and approved by the NSA

    18. 01-18-2014 08:37 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by dubraycer36 View Post
      I'm curious to know, just how many residents the state actually expects to comply with the registration(s)?

      How exactly does the state legislature expect to be able to enforce the new law(s)?
      Are they going to post officers at every gun range, store, and residential street corner to check for proper paperwork?

      How are they supposed to determine who has a properly registered high cap mag (pre-ban), and who has a stockpile at home, and just came to the range with properly pinned range queen mags?
      They won't have to. Real criminals will continue doing as they've done and the law abiding citizens, and I don't consider those who refuse to comply with this BS legislation a criminal, will hide their guns away and never bring them out without severe risk of being arrested for it. You don't have to confiscate guns to take people's ability to shoot away...and how many of these guns do you think are going to be passed down to grandchildren? Not many is my guess...who is going to want to inherit grandpa's illegal guns?
      "We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions."

      Ronald Reagan

    19. Member VDubby18's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 15th, 2007
      Location
      Fort Worth, TX.
      Posts
      3,696
      01-20-2014 12:36 PM #19
      Hmm, let's say that at some point down the road confiscation happens.

      Who is going to accept the job of going door to door to take people's guns away.


    20. 01-21-2014 12:46 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by VDubby18 View Post
      Hmm, let's say that at some point down the road confiscation happens.

      Who is going to accept the job of going door to door to take people's guns away.


      IF...IF it comes to that, they'll go in teams. They would have to.
      "We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions."

      Ronald Reagan

    21. Member GreenandChrome's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 24th, 2002
      Location
      Washington State
      Posts
      6,281
      Vehicles
      Sportage
      01-21-2014 06:03 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by foxtrot762 View Post
      IF...IF it comes to that, they'll go in teams. They would have to.
      They'll do no-knock raids in the middle of the night.

      http://www.guns.com/2014/01/18/50000...ticut-new-law/
      http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/201...-registration/

      It's all sorts of messed up.
      Colonel Leopold Wraithwood //// twitter: mbull //// blog //// "Marcel Bruwn" - Travoltified
      Stop making things idiot-proof. We're just making better idiots. Not the way we need to be going.

    22. Member Señor Peligro's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 6th, 2009
      Location
      ʇnɔıʇɔǝuuoɔ
      Posts
      8,251
      Vehicles
      Honduh VTAK
      02-02-2014 08:34 AM #22
      Now go get your shinebox

    23. Senior Member NoDubJustYet's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 25th, 2002
      Location
      WNoVA
      Posts
      27,099
      Vehicles
      MkV GTI and V70 3.2
      02-02-2014 08:36 AM #23
      What about the shoulder thing that goes up? They didn't highlight that on the AK-57 in the picture!! The horror!!!

    24. Member
      Join Date
      Mar 7th, 2006
      Location
      Nashville, TN
      Posts
      905
      Vehicles
      02 GTI, 72 Catalina, 03 Elantra, 79 CB650
      02-02-2014 11:29 AM #24
      Oh My God!!

      Almost all my guns have a front sight, I had no idea they were so dangerous.

    25. 02-02-2014 02:01 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by NashGTI View Post
      Oh My God!!

      Almost all my guns have a front sight, I had no idea they were so dangerous.
      Joke's on them...it's the rear sight that gets ya.
      "We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions."

      Ronald Reagan

    26. Global Moderator .:RDriver's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 4th, 1999
      Location
      In the Shadow of the Nations Capital
      Posts
      13,070
      Vehicles
      2004 Audi S4 Avant
      02-02-2014 04:30 PM #26
      This is a really easy thing for manufacturers. STOP supplying law enforcement with any weaponry till they play ball. If they pull out of supplying al CT law enforcement agencies with weapons, it wont take long for them to support the industry.

    27. 02-02-2014 07:56 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by .:RDriver View Post
      This is a really easy thing for manufacturers. STOP supplying law enforcement with any weaponry till they play ball. If they pull out of supplying al CT law enforcement agencies with weapons, it wont take long for them to support the industry.
      Unfortunately most gun companies do what's financially lucrative ahead of what's morally right. Big companies don't stay big by taking unnecessary gambles as big as threatening to discontinue their supply to contracts as big as law enforcement.
      "We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions."

      Ronald Reagan

    28. Member Subie J's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 16th, 2009
      Location
      Pacific Northwest
      Posts
      503
      02-02-2014 08:30 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by foxtrot762 View Post
      Unfortunately most gun companies do what's financially lucrative ahead of what's morally right. Big companies don't stay big by taking unnecessary gambles as big as threatening to discontinue their supply to contracts as big as law enforcement.
      Yeeep.

      Remington comes to mind..

    29. Global Moderator .:RDriver's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 4th, 1999
      Location
      In the Shadow of the Nations Capital
      Posts
      13,070
      Vehicles
      2004 Audi S4 Avant
      02-03-2014 03:26 PM #29
      I understand, but seems like something they could all get together and agree on. Laws going the way they are, LE is all they're going to have left.

    30. Member
      Join Date
      Mar 7th, 2006
      Location
      Nashville, TN
      Posts
      905
      Vehicles
      02 GTI, 72 Catalina, 03 Elantra, 79 CB650
      02-03-2014 05:19 PM #30
      and really not even so much as following the money, imagine if there was a concerted effort by all the American gun manufacturers to quit supplying law enforcement

      there would probably be a concerted effort by all the American law enforcement agencies to maybe cut response times to those locations. Not something I can see the boards taking a risk on.

    31. 02-03-2014 05:22 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by .:RDriver View Post
      I understand, but seems like something they could all get together and agree on. Laws going the way they are, LE is all they're going to have left.
      And all it would take is for 1 of those gun companies to wait for the others to bail and snatch up all the contracts. There aren't very many well known patriots left in this once great country and you can bet your ass that a company who depends on contracts to stay in the black aren't going to gamble with their way of life to make a political point. You'd be more inclined to see small gun companies picking up and rolling out of anti-gun states out of principle. There's just too much to lose for the big boys. Roadtripper started a thread in Off Topic and his point was pretty dead on...companies go where the money is. If a big company moves out of an anti-gun state, it 99% probably isn't for political reasons.
      "We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions."

      Ronald Reagan

    32. Senior Member NoDubJustYet's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 25th, 2002
      Location
      WNoVA
      Posts
      27,099
      Vehicles
      MkV GTI and V70 3.2
      02-03-2014 05:22 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by NashGTI View Post
      and really not even so much as following the money, imagine if there was a concerted effort by all the American gun manufacturers to quit supplying law enforcement

      there would probably be a concerted effort by all the American law enforcement agencies to maybe cut response times to those locations. Not something I can see the boards taking a risk on.
      Vote Tammany?

    33. Member GreenandChrome's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 24th, 2002
      Location
      Washington State
      Posts
      6,281
      Vehicles
      Sportage
      02-03-2014 06:18 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by .:RDriver View Post
      I understand, but seems like something they could all get together and agree on. Laws going the way they are, LE is all they're going to have left.
      Quote Originally Posted by NashGTI View Post
      and really not even so much as following the money, imagine if there was a concerted effort by all the American gun manufacturers to quit supplying law enforcement

      there would probably be a concerted effort by all the American law enforcement agencies to maybe cut response times to those locations. Not something I can see the boards taking a risk on.
      Um, anti-trust laws would make that scenario more than unlikely. That's one more excuse for CINC to throw down an EO banning the sale of guns in 'Merica. Or something ridiculous like that.

      Quote Originally Posted by foxtrot762 View Post
      And all it would take is for 1 of those gun companies to wait for the others to bail and snatch up all the contracts. There aren't very many well known patriots left in this once great country and you can bet your ass that a company who depends on contracts to stay in the black aren't going to gamble with their way of life to make a political point. You'd be more inclined to see small gun companies picking up and rolling out of anti-gun states out of principle. There's just too much to lose for the big boys. Roadtripper started a thread in Off Topic and his point was pretty dead on...companies go where the money is. If a big company moves out of an anti-gun state, it 99% probably isn't for political reasons.
      Federal contracts are huge. There's over 700,000 LEO employed that require guns. I think that's non-Federal, too. I think there's at least 100,000 feds. Then you have the military, which one of its chief priorities is redundancy. Why buy one when you can get two at double the price?

      If the major arms sellers backed out of gov't sales, then HK, FN, and Glock would take the market. Then you can start the rally cry of the gov't using non-American businesses, removing jobs from US, etc.

      Despite the best ideological intentions, businesses will follow the money. The consumers are the ones that need to get the laws changed.
      Colonel Leopold Wraithwood //// twitter: mbull //// blog //// "Marcel Bruwn" - Travoltified
      Stop making things idiot-proof. We're just making better idiots. Not the way we need to be going.

    34. 02-14-2014 07:42 AM #34
      Heard about this on the radio overnight.

      http://www.nationalreview.com/corner...rles-c-w-cooke

      Quote Originally Posted by From the Link
      "Everyone knew there would be some gun owners flouting the law that legislators hurriedly passed last April, requiring residents to register all military-style rifles with state police by Dec. 31.

      But few thought the figures would be this bad.

      By the end of 2013, state police had received 47,916 applications for assault weapons certificates, Lt. Paul Vance said. An additional 2,100 that were incomplete could still come in.

      Apparently, that’s not very many:

      That 50,000 figure could be as little as 15 percent of the rifles classified as assault weapons owned by Connecticut residents, according to estimates by people in the industry, including the Newtown-based National Shooting Sports Foundation. No one has anything close to definitive figures, but the most conservative estimates place the number of unregistered assault weapons well above 50,000, and perhaps as high as 350,000.

      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."
      I doubt any of the lawmakers in CT saw this coming.
      This post was monitored and approved by the NSA

    35. Senior Member NoDubJustYet's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 25th, 2002
      Location
      WNoVA
      Posts
      27,099
      Vehicles
      MkV GTI and V70 3.2
      02-14-2014 08:09 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by dubraycer36 View Post
      Heard about this on the radio overnight.

      http://www.nationalreview.com/corner...rles-c-w-cooke



      I doubt any of the lawmakers in CT saw this coming.
      Wow.

      So what's next? Door to door checks?

    Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •