Connecticut Law-Makers Propose Draconian Gun Control Laws
The NSSF has issued an alert regarding proposed legislation in Connecticut that would drastically restrict the rights of gun owners. Proposed measures include: mandatory registration of ALL firearms, confiscation of all magazines with capacity of 10+ rounds, registration of ammo purchases, ban on internet ammo purchases, and mandatory locked gun storage. Legislation proposed by Gov. Malloy, Sen. Beth Bye, and Rep. Bob Godfrey, would include the following restrictions:
- An outright ban on ALL modern sporting rifles, classifying them as “Assault Weapons.”
- Restricting lawful magazine capacity to 10 rounds.
- Confiscating ALL magazines (including pistol mags) holding more than 10 rounds.
- Statewide gun registration for ALL firearms.
- Re-registration every two (2) years with rising fee schedule.
- Permit requirement for any rifle with a pistol grip.
- Registration of all ammunition purchases.
- Limits on ammo quantities one can purchase and possess.
- Ban on internet sales of ammo in Connecticut.
- Mandatory locked gun storage requirements.
The NSSF states that: “There will only be a few opportunities for discussion and opposition as many in Hartford are trying to pass legislation as quickly as possible. The first hearing (and may be the only time to testify) will occur next Monday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m. at the Legislative Office Building.”
NSSF is urging all gun owners, sportsmen and hunters to attend Monday’s public hearing to be held in the Legislative Office Building in Room 2C at 10 a.m. and to contact their state representative, senator and all members of the Committee immediately.
Other important gun-related legislation under consideration in Connecticut:
HB 5268, SB140: Requires firearm owners to maintain liability insurance. Establishes a 50% tax on the sale of ammunition. Requires all ammunition to be purchased in person.
SB 122: Makes it a class C felony offense for any person or organization to purchase, sell, donate, transport, possess, or use any gun except one made to fire a single round.
SB 124: Prohibits the possession of magazines that accept more than ten rounds.
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