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Connecticut pols strike deal to expand assault-weapons ban, restrict high-capacity magazines
FoxNews.com ^ | April 01, 2013 | Associated Press

Posted on 04/02/2013 5:09:27 AM PDT by servo1969

Connecticut lawmakers announced a deal Monday on what they called some of the toughest gun laws in the country that were proposed after the December mass shooting in the state, including a ban on new high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the massacre that left 20 children and six educators dead.

The proposal includes 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.

"No gun owner will lose their gun," said House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero Jr., a Norwalk Republican. "No gun owner will lose their magazines."

The bill also addresses mental health and school security measures.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: awb; banglist; connecticut; guncontrol; secondamendment

Your move, Colt.


1 posted on 04/02/2013 5:09:27 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969
Your move, Colt.

Colt if you are listening...

Willow Run Airport in Michigan.

Close too; 275 which takes you 75 South, Close to 94 for shipments heading West. It has Rail-lines and you could fly your product out too...

Not to mention Michigan is now right to work...

2 posted on 04/02/2013 5:15:28 AM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: servo1969

Not one word in this POS will prevent or would have prevented the shootings that occured in Ct,Va or Colorado or any where else.
All it does is make a bunch of PC politicians feel good about them selves.
Liberalism is a disease and these guys got it bad,maybe it’ll be terminal.


3 posted on 04/02/2013 5:16:09 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: servo1969

4 posted on 04/02/2013 5:16:33 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

“No gun owner will lose their gun,” said House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero Jr., a Norwalk Republican. “No gun owner will lose their magazines.”


He utters that sh*t as if he expects people to actually believe it. Gun owners will be required to register their weapons and magazines. Damned right they’ll lose them.


5 posted on 04/02/2013 5:16:49 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: servo1969

Mossberg and Ruger are also headquartered in CT. They all need to move.


6 posted on 04/02/2013 5:23:12 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: servo1969

“No gun owner will lose their gun,” said House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero Jr., a Norwalk Republican. “No gun owner will lose their magazines.”

And no child would have been saved..........
But hey we can all feel good now because we did something.


7 posted on 04/02/2013 5:24:17 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: ScottinVA

he’s right. they won’t “lose” them. they will have them “taken from them”.


8 posted on 04/02/2013 5:26:29 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: servo1969

More window dressing for the sheep!


9 posted on 04/02/2013 5:32:28 AM PDT by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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To: servo1969

The Supreme Court needs to lay down the law on what is protected by the 2nd Amendment, and do it soon. This shit is getting out of control. If they keep putting off their responsibility, it will be too late—too many Americans are losing their rights on a daily basis.


10 posted on 04/02/2013 5:33:41 AM PDT by GnL
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To: servo1969
Connecticut lawmakers announced a deal Monday on what they called some of the toughest gun laws in the country

did the people of Connecticut have anything to say about this? No?

Imagine my surprise. Another win for the Ruling Class.

"Every citizen a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the state", Article I paragraph 15 of the state Constitution. Are we a nation of laws any more?

11 posted on 04/02/2013 5:35:51 AM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: GnL
The Supreme Court needs to lay down the law

R U 4 R33L?

the era of having the Supreme Court as protector of the clear written intent of the Constitution ended a hundred years ago.

12 posted on 04/02/2013 5:39:07 AM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: servo1969

13 posted on 04/02/2013 5:42:44 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: servo1969


So, what's it gonna be, Colt?
We love you. We love your guns.
Your home state now says it is against the law for us to buy most of your products.
In fact, we will now need their permission to buy ammo for the ones they allow us to keep.
The boot on our necks is getting heavier.
What is your response?



14 posted on 04/02/2013 5:54:01 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969
The "Cuomo" print-it-yourself 30-round AR-15 magazine.

http://defcad.org/ar-15-magazine-30-round-mag/

15 posted on 04/02/2013 6:03:14 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: jtal

I’m sorry, do you have a better idea?

Let me know when you are ready to start storming the state capitol buildings. Must be nice to sit back in Texas and pretend none of this will affect you.


16 posted on 04/02/2013 6:21:41 AM PDT by GnL
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To: servo1969

Colt needs to come south- NC needs the jobs!


17 posted on 04/02/2013 6:30:56 AM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: servo1969

Connect-i-cut, where politicians are cheap universal tools.

It’s all about control of the people. When over regulation fails they simply expand their control. Solutions might take power from the government and that will never happen. They have spent too much time and effort taking it from the people in the first place.


18 posted on 04/02/2013 6:34:39 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: GnL

Absolutely. SCOTUS rules that the 2A is an individual right and applies to the states. But the left passes whatever gun laws they want, to see what sticks. Part of their plan is hoping a conservative justice dies or retires by the time any challenges to these ridiculous laws make it to SCOTUS.


19 posted on 04/02/2013 6:49:00 AM PDT by barefoot_hiker
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To: servo1969
Mossberg, Ruger, and Colt need to get up and go. If they don't they are definitely in an adverse environment.
20 posted on 04/02/2013 6:51:23 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: vetvetdoug
Colt made a good effort, sending its employees to call the legislators' attention to the likely loss of jobs. Unfortunately, they fell short.

Time to relocate. The supply pipeline is already nearly dry, so a move at this time will be minimally disruptive. If the three companies coordinate, they might find a nearly vacant "industrial park" to share.

21 posted on 04/02/2013 7:17:10 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: TurboZamboni

Think about it. With a ten round mag you would have to change out three times to shoot 30 rounds. This give you practice at the range in quick changing them.

No one will turn in or register (how?) their regular 30 round mags anyway. They will just keep them at home for when SHTF then it would not matter then.


22 posted on 04/02/2013 7:54:30 AM PDT by USAF80
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To: Charles Martel
Mississippi enticed Olin (Winchester) to place its new ammunition factory in Oxford and the Mississippi Department of Economic Development has courted Baretta in a formal letter to consider Mississippi as a new location for production. Colt, Ruger, and Mossberg would be welcome and thrive in Mississippi.
23 posted on 04/02/2013 7:57:57 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: servo1969

***”No gun owner will lose their gun,” said House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero Jr., a Norwalk Republican. “No gun owner will lose their magazines.”****

So, they are admitting that guns and magazines sold in the past are NOT the problem, but only guns that might be sold in the future if the law is not passed.

And the REAL question is still not being answered....WILL this new gun control laws absolutely prevent any future massacres?

If not, it is worthless.

“Today we begin to disarm the criminal and the careless and the insane. All of our people who are deeply concerned in this country about law and order should hail this day.
- Lyndon Johnson when he signed the 1968 GCA into law.


24 posted on 04/02/2013 8:11:53 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The murals in OKC are destroyed.)
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To: vetvetdoug
At this point, it's probably better for people in pro-RKBA states to take a look around and note any likely facilities that these companies could use. We can all pull for our home states to be the next home of these corporations, but as a Texas resident I'd be just as pleased to see Colt, Mossberg, Marlin or Remington in Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, etc. - whatever works best to get them out of Connecticut and New York ASAP.

If anyone knows of a light industrial area that is under-utilized right now, let these companies know about it.

25 posted on 04/02/2013 8:40:53 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Charles Martel
ITT, Wurlitzer, Tecumseh, World Color Printing, and Dana have all left our small city and left a large infrastructure for industry. The last 20 years we have had a net loss of >10,000 manufacturing jobs to overseas. We are close to the Tenn-Tombigbee Waterway and the intersection of US HW 72 and 45 which are national truck routes. We'd love to have them.
26 posted on 04/02/2013 9:14:50 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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