- Posted February 14, 2014 by
Eastern Connecticut, Connecticut
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Connecticut Gun Owners Defy Gun Law in Civil Disobedience
As of January 1, 2014, the new Connecticut gun control law went into effect. Before the law went into effect, many weapons that were deemed "assault weapons" were either to be registered, sold to a FFL dealer or move it out of the State. Only about 50,000 gun owners followed the law and registered their "assault weapons" and magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.
Now with the deadline to register the "assault weapons" and magazines that hold more than 10 rounds over, the Connecticut legislature is in a bind. Between 20,000 to 100,000 American citizens who possess firearms are in danger of being labeled as criminals as a result of refusing to register their firearms that the State of Connecticut has deemed illegal.
It is the opinion of this iReporter, that any form of gun registration will ultimately lead to gun confiscation. It is not a matter of if, but when. It sounds like a conspiracy theory, right? I know, if someone told me this some years or months ago, I would have laughed very succinctly in their faces but by looking at the current politics and climate of our country, it is not good.
History is repeating itself, and we are following the path of Austria. Austria had firearms, too, until they were told to register their weapons. They were than told, it is not enough, turn them all in. Like sheep being led to the slaughter, they turned them all in, and the rest is history.
It is my opinion, that the Constitution is on our side, and that laws like this, the NY SAFE Act, the Act Concerning Firearms and Children, etc, these laws serve one purpose only, to put the people at the mercy of the State.
I have had 4 people in my family die because of gun violence, and in all cases, neither myself, family or friends blamed the gun, we blamed the individuals that pulled the trigger.
Don't take my word for it, here's what Katie Worthman had to say, a survivor of Hitler's Austria and Soviet occupation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvLdRz5pF7s