Skip to comments.Connecticut legislators strengthen ban on assault weapons, high-capacity magazines
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 states 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 Mondays 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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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.
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.
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.
It's not about safety. It's about control of the masses.
Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the Colonists.
My "assault" Ruger 10/22 (with a folding stock).
What part of “shall not be infringed.” do these people not under stand? This is unconstitutional.
There is no misunderstanding on their part. They detest the Constitution with every fiber of their being.
They’re not misinterpreting, they’re attacking.
Josh Sugarmann (hometown Newtown, CT) must be proud.
Colt and Mossberg need to pull out of the liberty-raping nazi state.
Good to see mags and ammo available and coming down in price.
I wonder if going .17 HMR would get around it.
It was Stag Arms. They thought they’d come up with a compliant one so they wouldn’t have to move. Guess what? :P
any revolver with two hand grips
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Do you mean a grip in front of the normal grip?
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.
Let me guess... the rat bastid party acted like rat bastids.
You can’t use ancient Greek on these bungwads. Translate to the colloquial: “ Come and get it, Bleephole “
So I'm guessing this is a no no in CT.
Now there is a decent snake gun to keep on my tractor.
Wonder how much longer they will be around?
Yup. They made the mistake of saying “Hey, we can design something to get around your stupid ban.” In public. To the press.
I personally think the Connecticut law is BS and unconstitutional.
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.
I was thinking the same thing. Just like the flame from a Mosin-Nagant
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.
So, for the time, carry a .357 revolver. F’em.
Hell, they’re small, carry two. Ruger SP101 comes to mind.
Because it worked so well last time.
The lawsuits need to be pushed toward the Supremes as quickly as possible.
They certainly did.
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!
I believe this makes them a short barrel rifle.