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Connecticut legislators strengthen ban on assault weapons, high-capacity magazines
Portland Press Herald ^

Posted on 06/04/2013 11:16:21 AM PDT by matt04

Connecticut lawmakers who passed strict new gun control measures in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre approved a package of revisions Monday to reduce confusion about the new rules and expand the list of officials who can legally possess restricted firearms.

Both chambers of the state legislature voted to adopt changes and exemptions to the bipartisan deal that strengthened the state’s assault weapons ban and banned the sale of high-capacity magazines.

The legislation emerged from a bipartisan working group that sought to refine the original gun control bill, which proponents hailed as one of the most far-reaching in the nation, in response to ambiguity that came to light in part through feedback from constituents and gun owners. A spokesman for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he supports the changes.

The new bill allows individuals to possess and register assault weapons they purchased or placed on consignment prior to or on April 4, the day the gun control law was passed, but did not receive the items until after that date.

The bill also clarifies the status of .22-caliber rimfire rifles, defining them as assault weapons when fitted with a detachable magazine and more than one of several features including a folding or telescoping stock, bayonet mount or flash suppressor. With passage of Monday’s revisions, the firearm so constructed will no longer be available for sale in Connecticut, but consumers who purchased it since April 4 will be allowed to register and keep it.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Government; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; democrats; govtabuse; guncontrol; gunregistration; liberalfascism; liberals; nazistate; progressives; rapeofliberty; sandyhook; secondamendment; tyranny; waronliberty
A .22 rifle with detachable mag and pistol grip is now a "assault weapon."
1 posted on 06/04/2013 11:16:21 AM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

California is in the process of doing the same (defining semi-auto 22s as “assault weapons”, doesn’t even need to have a pistol grip). There is also a bill that bans mere posession of a magazine > 10 rounds.

If these can’t eventually be overturned on the basis of Heller/McDonald, then the 2A is dead because Heller/McDonald would be meaningless.


2 posted on 06/04/2013 11:28:59 AM PDT by barefoot_hiker
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To: matt04

The next thing we’ll find out is any revolver with two hand grips will be considered an assault rifle.

The game of confiscation has begun.It won’t be long before they start demanding any semi-automatic pistols be turned in.

Don’t trust those a-holes in connecticut’s government.They’re liars.


3 posted on 06/04/2013 11:30:05 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: matt04

I want a bayonet mount and flash suppressor on my Ruger 10/22. It’s much more deadly and menacing with that flash suppressor to hide the plume of flame from a .22 round, and I imagine psychopaths are lining up to get bayonet-capable .22s for their crime sprees.


4 posted on 06/04/2013 11:32:21 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: matt04
and expand the list of officials who can legally possess restricted firearms

It's not about safety. It's about control of the masses.

5 posted on 06/04/2013 11:34:45 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: matt04

Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the Colonists.


6 posted on 06/04/2013 11:39:19 AM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: matt04
A .22 rifle with detachable mag and pistol grip is now a "assault weapon."

Hah!
My "assault" Ruger 10/22 (with a folding stock).

Morons.

7 posted on 06/04/2013 11:39:24 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: zeugma

What part of “shall not be infringed.” do these people not under stand? This is unconstitutional.


8 posted on 06/04/2013 11:39:30 AM PDT by AirForce-TechSgt ("The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration.")
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To: AirForce-TechSgt

There is no misunderstanding on their part. They detest the Constitution with every fiber of their being.

They’re not misinterpreting, they’re attacking.


9 posted on 06/04/2013 12:06:11 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: matt04
Rock River Arms (I think) announced a .22lr AR 15 styled rifle that was exempt under the CT law... so CT has answered by including the .22lr rimfire cartridge. They probably also included all rimfire calibers.

LLS

10 posted on 06/04/2013 12:06:27 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: matt04
If I were a CT resident I would have to leave the state or stick with


11 posted on 06/04/2013 12:15:46 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: matt04

Josh Sugarmann (hometown Newtown, CT) must be proud.


12 posted on 06/04/2013 12:16:57 PM PDT by bluecat6 ("All non-denial denials. They doubt our ancestry, but they don't say the story isn't accurate. ")
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To: matt04

Colt and Mossberg need to pull out of the liberty-raping nazi state.


13 posted on 06/04/2013 12:22:07 PM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: matt04

Good to see mags and ammo available and coming down in price.


14 posted on 06/04/2013 12:24:59 PM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I wonder if going .17 HMR would get around it.


15 posted on 06/04/2013 12:31:35 PM PDT by Delmarksman (Pro 2A Anglican American (Ford and Chevy kill more people than guns do, lets ban them))
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To: LibLieSlayer

It was Stag Arms. They thought they’d come up with a compliant one so they wouldn’t have to move. Guess what? :P


16 posted on 06/04/2013 12:36:09 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: puppypusher

any revolver with two hand grips

- - - -

Do you mean a grip in front of the normal grip?


17 posted on 06/04/2013 12:39:24 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Delmarksman

If it is then they will ban it as soon as they find out. Seems that CT is now just a communist state. They crush liberty in a fraction of a second.

LLS


18 posted on 06/04/2013 12:45:03 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Spktyr

Let me guess... the rat bastid party acted like rat bastids.

LLS


19 posted on 06/04/2013 12:46:04 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Cheerio

You can’t use ancient Greek on these bungwads. Translate to the colloquial: “ Come and get it, Bleephole “


20 posted on 06/04/2013 12:46:15 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: puppypusher; thackney
The next thing we?ll find out is any revolver with two hand grips will be considered an assault rifle.

So I'm guessing this is a no no in CT.

21 posted on 06/04/2013 12:53:34 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Covenantor

Now there is a decent snake gun to keep on my tractor.


22 posted on 06/04/2013 12:54:23 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Spktyr

Wonder how much longer they will be around?


23 posted on 06/04/2013 1:25:09 PM PDT by matt04
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To: LibLieSlayer

Yup. They made the mistake of saying “Hey, we can design something to get around your stupid ban.” In public. To the press.


24 posted on 06/04/2013 1:32:30 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: barefoot_hiker
You can thank Justice Scalia for his ruling in Heller that allowed for “Reasonable Restrictions” on the Second Amendment.
I don't think the Heller case would help fight the Connecticut law. On the contrary, I think it could be used to justify “Reasonable Restrictions” by the Connecticut Legislature.

I personally think the Connecticut law is BS and unconstitutional.

25 posted on 06/04/2013 1:38:43 PM PDT by Cheeks
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To: Covenantor

So I’m guessing this is a no no in CT.

Yea!That’s damn funny.It definitely wouldn’t be allowed in this lousy state.They need to change the nickname of the state from the “Constitution State” to the Nutcase state.We have a lot of nuts running the show in Hartford and they’re running Amok at our expense.


26 posted on 06/04/2013 3:29:52 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Pollster1
It’s much more deadly and menacing with that flash suppressor to hide the plume of flame from a .22 round...

I was thinking the same thing. Just like the flame from a Mosin-Nagant

27 posted on 06/04/2013 4:17:19 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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Drip, drip, drip...

Once a base value law is signed, the nose is under the tent.

Now all the added regulations and modifications over the years will produce the monster they wanted to push for in the first place but knew would never pass.

Liberals think conservatives are stupid so they scream how unfeeling and cruel they are by not letting such a benign little law pass.


28 posted on 06/04/2013 4:49:38 PM PDT by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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To: USCG SimTech

So, for the time, carry a .357 revolver. F’em.
Hell, they’re small, carry two. Ruger SP101 comes to mind.


29 posted on 06/04/2013 5:27:16 PM PDT by glock rocks ("They who don't speak against evil are just as guilty as those who do the evil..." -GraceG)
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To: matt04

Because it worked so well last time.


30 posted on 06/04/2013 6:04:49 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: matt04

The lawsuits need to be pushed toward the Supremes as quickly as possible.


31 posted on 06/04/2013 6:12:02 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Spktyr

They certainly did.

LLS


32 posted on 06/05/2013 4:03:51 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: thackney

The BATF classified all handguns with a secodary grip forward of the trigger as Class III items 20 years ago. They seem to think that makes them machine pistols! LOL. Or maybe just too accurate!


33 posted on 06/05/2013 2:24:32 PM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: 2harddrive

secondary


34 posted on 06/05/2013 2:26:04 PM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: 2harddrive

I believe this makes them a short barrel rifle.

http://www.atf.gov/firearms/faq/national-firearms-act-short-barreled-rifles-shotguns.html


35 posted on 06/05/2013 2:35:06 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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