Skip to comments.Gov. Malloy to sign Connecticut gun control law once passed, gun manufacturers consider leaving
Posted on 04/02/2013 5:59:51 PM PDT by raybbr
HARTFORD Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will quickly sign the sweeping gun control law that is expected to be adopted Wednesday, while a firearm lobbyist predicted it will be challenged in court and gun manufacturers continue to weigh their options to move away.
The owner of Stag Arms, Mark Malkowski, said he has had numerous, lucrative offers to relocate to gun-friendly states that he is more seriously considering, particularly if his brand is hurt by passage of the law.
The same analysis was repeated by Jonathan Scalise, president and owner of Ammunition Storage Components.
Both sides on the gun debate are expected to be back at the Capitol for the vote, to again make themselves visible with the National Shooting Sports Foundation arranging bus shuttles from Cabelas in East Hartford and advising them to tell their legislators how they will vote when they are up for re-election.
This is a good moment, Malloy said of the sweeping gun control legislation that bans at least an additional 100 assault weapons, mandates universal background checks, bans magazines with more than 10 rounds and restricts use of currently owned larger magazines.
It requires eligibility certificates for long guns, raises the purchase age for centerfold rifles from 18 to 21 and puts in place the first statewide dangerous offender list, among other things.
The governor, who had been critical of the amount of time it was taking lawmakers to adopt new rules and argued forcefully for a ban on possession of large magazines - which he failed to get - had nothing but praise Tuesday for the leaders who put the deal together.
Its something to be proud of, Malloy said. He called it far reaching (and) arguably the most comprehensive in the country.
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Put a fork in CT...
Yup! That Nazis and Communists win. Slavery is no longer just a dream to the DemocRATS. It's reality.
I have been avoiding going through Connecticut for many years. That practice will continue.
Connecticut was already highly rated by the Brady folks for their “sensible” gun control laws.
The Constitution State of Disgrace!
“Put a fork in CT...”
Not that Dems could care, but the country is turning BINARY with respect to gun rights. So you have states that protect those rights (like here in TX), and you have the other states, like NY and CT that take guns.
So...what happens in regard to migration? If one lives in a gun state and has guns (which is almost a given), there is practically NO WAY that person will move to gun-taking state, as that would mean having to give up one’s weapons, prior to moving. On the other hand, if one lives in a gun-taking state, it is VERY LIKELY that they would move to a gun-rights state, even if they don’t have a gun, as they know FULL WELL that they have the OPTION to not have guns in a gun-rights state.
In the long-term, this will hurt the gun-taking states, and badly...but, again, to the gun-grabbers, it doesn’t matter.
One more step by democrat liberals to demolish the US Constitution....the people will miss it when it is gone because their rights will go with it. Shame on democrat progressive communists.
GOV. MALLOY, LT. GOV. WYMAN TO HOST COMMUNITY FORUM IN MANCHESTER ON THURSDAY
Day after the vote
All kinds of jobs in Texas. Just sayin’.
Then he ought to have the guts to tell us what the results of this legisltion will be say over the next 5 years. We should expect an immediate and sustained reduction in violent crimes, no?
We all love good gun porn.
The danger with that migration is they bring their mild views of statism with them. Gun grabbing states didn’t start out that way. Drop by drop people began to accept nannyism and a spiral of infantilization began.
Gun control isn’t a leading indicator of a state’s radicalism. It’s a lagging indicator. The corruption began decades ago and this is the manifestation of it.
So, those same people who sat by and watched government grow will now move to states where those same attitudes will eventually be the majority. The key is breaking the government monopoly on education. By that I don’t mean vouchers or government school choice, but government deciding on the curriculum. Even homeschoolers follow a government curriculum for the most part.
“raises the purchase age for centerfold rifles from 18 to 21”
We can’t have those “centerfold” rifles around corrupting our utes! Just looking at one with a couple of 54 DD “clips” is “disgraceful.” Then there’s their “magizines” with which to contend. Trust the RATs “to do the right thing” to protect “the children.”
If only it doesn’t hurt the gun rights protecting states by those moving, bringing other liberal garbage with them. Quite a few ‘rats support the leftist agenda except when it comes to the 2A (just see the DUmp). But they will move to a red state, either because of taxes or unconstitutional gun laws, and seem to be too utterly stupid to understand that when they vote for leftists on other grounds, it winds up being a package deal. So they ruin everything for everyone in their new formerly conservative state.
Was reading people have to turn in large capacity mags by next year and talk of a registry? What a joke. Following in New York’s footsteps to turn in mags and scary guns in Jan-April next year, another state where public displays of armed non-compliance will be coming. Colorado day of civil disobedience set for July 2nd. http://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2013/03/22/colorado-mass-civil-disobedience-day-2-july-2013/
Gun companies consider leaving CT? How about every citizen who does not want living under a dictatorship in the making get the heck out?
This proposed law is the sort of government oppression that caused people in CT and its neighboring areas take up arms in 1776. How hard does government step on our necks before we say NO!
“The Constitution State of Disgrace!”
Connecticut, the “Tick Turd” of States. Oh I forgot, that’s nearby Rhode Island!
Ha, posted almost the same thing before I saw yours.
Leave Connecticut. Go to New Hampshire and take the state back from the New York/Massachusetts red hordes.
Bill Loeb would approve.
I believe that it won’t be long before there are very few states, mostly in the South and the West, which protect the citizens’ 2A rights. After a while, probably less time than we think, those few states will be isolated pariah states, and the federal government in cooperation with all the other states which have fallen into line, will put immense pressure theough every means possivle to coerce the pariah states to cave.
Watch the Crime Rate go up in Connecticut.
What are the libruhls going on about now?
...raises the purchase age for centerfold rifles from 18 to 21
We all love good gun porn.
Could be a freudian slip..... more likely however the writer of the article, Mary E. O'Reilly (gotta get the "E" in there) is dumber than a box of rocks, knows nothing about guns, firearms or ammo, and wanted to impress her equally stupid editor & co-workers.
Hey Mary E.... how 'bout you put a lid on your stupidity? It's CENTERFIRE you liberal moron!
I have been thinking of this recently also, there is a blue/red divide that is becoming very pronounced now. It is more like a rural/urban divide. We are approaching the time where this divide will not be bridged.
I think we need to change the red state blue state crap and do evaluations like yellow state grey state for issues like gund control, taxes, financial freedom, etc. i tried to do a photoshop example but cannot. we need to change the whole conversation.
This gun legislation will not stop criminals from murder. All it will do is polish the politician’s “Do Something About It” button at the expense of the law abiding citizen.
Yup, just look at Vermont. They’d love to cast their vote for Karl Marx, as long as he promised not to take away their guns.
Malloy won the Storrs(UConn), Hartford, New Haven, Groton and Bridgeport areas. I.e most of the urban areas.
“Yup! That Nazis and Communists win. Slavery is no longer just a dream to the DemocRATS. It’s reality. “
I don’t blame individual Democrats for this at all. Many are pro gun. I blame the organized Marxist Commie sympathizers and their media cohorts who head and own the Dem Party. They have had this on their bucket list for years just waiting for such a tragedy they can capitalize and use.
The vote? The one they are taking without the report from the state attorney’s office?
What report? We don’t need no stinkin’ report.
`Sec. 17. Every citizen has a right to bear arms in defence of himself and the state`
` 8 May 1792
Starting Thursday morning, there will be no gun crimes in the state. Right? Now we can sleep easy. Phew! I feel all warm and fuzzy and safe already.
I’m going to have a new hobby...every gun crime that is reported in the HC, I’m going to email the URL to every state rep, and ask them *why* it wasn’t prevented, based on their *promise* to reduce violent crime.
In the end this will become more about economics than politics just as the Eastern Sports Show promoter from UK and CT found out in PA, when they had to cancel the largest gun show in America due to their ban of modern sporting rifles. The Ivy League urbanites have come to believe they have a God given right to run the USA as only they see fit. They found out they were wrong.
Best, closest to the REAL point post!
I realize that it isn’t as easy as moving out of an apartment and finding a new one, when one talks of moving a business. Howeva’.....
I wouldn’t say S**T. I’d just make my deal, have everyone sign some type of NDA, and one day tell my employees that thanks to their votes for more help from the government, the company is moving to a more friendly environment.
And then Malloy and his ilk will try and fill the void with another company that won’t come, because they’re all moving to states that have a better quality of life. Interesting that those states all seem to be in the South and Midwest and tend to lean a bit to the Right. Just a bit.
And I’m quite sure that a thorough analysis would take away the margin by which Malloy won. If one has not been to the Bridgeport or Hartford area, I’m quite sure there were lots of folks that voted more than 3x and even more that are recent/undocumented residents of that state. Just sayin’
Just one simple question needed to be asked, publicly, of the promoter.
WERE MSR’s allowed at the show the year before and prior years?
If the answer is, YES. Than their statement about the “sporting traditions” is complete BS. Would have been nice to seem them squirm for an answer.
Is an analysis of the gubernatorial election really relevant here? THE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP SUPPORTED THIS GUN GRAB! The state is lost, no matter who is in charge.
> raises the purchase age for centerfold rifles from 18 to 21
What’s a “centerfold” rifle?
I’m sure the moron newsey that wrote this meant, “center fire”, but it just goes to show how IGNORANT the news media are.
A few years ago they killed GC leg in committee. People voted for them to do the same again, but sadly they didn’t.
“...I dont blame individual Democrats for this at all. Many are pro gun....”
I do...if they pull the (D) lever when they vote.
There’s enough information, and ways to get that information, the be able to see what and who the Dems have become.