Connecticut to gun owners: hey, did you *try* to register? …SUCKERS!

Well, isn’t this just a fine how-do-you-do:

After tens of thousands of defiant gun owners in Connecticut chose not to register their semi-automatic rifles to comply with a hastily-passed gun control law, the state is now taking some action. Officials are reportedly notifying gun owners who submitted late applications that they have one last chance to get rid of their “illegal” weapons.

State officials did accept some gun registration applications that were submitted after the Jan. 4 deadline, however, not all late applications were accepted, the Journal Inquirer reports.

“But rather than turn that information over to prosecutors, state officials are giving the gun owners a chance to get rid of the weapons and magazines,” the report adds.

And completely expected, too. But it gets better! You see, these are the people that tried and failed to register their firearms… and it’s absolutely dwarfed by the people who refused to tell the state of Connecticut about their newly-illegal firearms. You know what will happen to those people? That’s right: probably nothing at all.  Those people vote, and they’ll still have those votes in November unless the state of Connecticut has suddenly developed a way to arrest, detain, and felony convict en masse several hundred thousand people*.

Moral of the story?  God help you if you try and fail to comply with the State.  You’re better off by far if you just keep your mouth shut.


Moe Lane (crosspost)

PS: Some people furtively reading this may be wondering why the Right is harping so on the rule of thumb Never give an order that you know will be disobeyed.  Well, that’s because you should never give an order that you know will be disobeyed. Gun owners are both well-aware of their explicit Constitutional rights on this issue, and they have (a well-founded and very accurate) disdain for the motives, knowledge base, and basic intelligence of gun-control enthusiasts.  They were never going to comply, and that should have been obvious from the start.

*Spoiler warning: they don’t.

7 thoughts on “Connecticut to gun owners: hey, did you *try* to register? …SUCKERS!”

  1. You know what the national pastime is in Russia? It is ignoring or at least finding creative ways to get around the myriad of idiotic laws and regulations.

  2. Always fun to watch politicians destroy the rule of law. When the law is unworthy of respect no one will respect the law-“and not all the kings horses and all the kings men can put it together again.”

  3. Well that went from registration to confiscation fairly quickly. So for future reference, the rules go like this.

    Late with paperwork, lose your guns.
    Incorrectly fill out paperwork, lose your guns
    Use the wrong form, lose your guns
    Have a question about a form lose your guns
    Government misfiles your paperwork, not the governments problem, lose your guns

  4. I guess the next step is to have enforcement officers at shooting ranges to check paperwork and ID’s. Also dinial of hunting licenes unless you have a properly registered firearm. What to buy ammo? I assume you can show that you have a registered firearm.

  5. I think the solution is for all those late filers to report to the Connecticut bureaucrats that they have already gotten rid of their firarms … by transferring ownership to a guy named Clem in West Virginia. “Nope, don’t have a last name or an address for him, and no money changed hands. I was just driving through there one day in early January and I met this guy. He looked like he needed a rifle, so I gave him mine. All gone!”

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