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  • CT moving to confiscate - Litmus test

    http://dailycaller.com/2014/02/13/la...ister-weapons/

    http://www.infowars.com/surrender-yo...ed-gun-owners/

    About 240 years ago this happened in Massachusetts. The result was a Revolution and the creation of this Nation. What we are seeing is whether the government is willing to go as far as the British did and try and confiscate. There are over 100,000 with over 350,000 unregistered weapons saying NO.

    What will happen. If history is our guide as it should be this could very well be the start of a Rebellion and new American Revolution.

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    This could end badly.

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      Glad I am not in the shoes of the gun owners or the police called to carry out the order.

      At least not yet.

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        Originally posted by Commodore View Post
        Glad I am not in the shoes of the gun owners or the police called to carry out the order.

        At least not yet.
        We shouldn't be seeing this. One of the basic tenets of the US is owning a weapon. The 2nd Amendment is NOT unclear, it is only being twisted by liberals who either are too stupid to realize that those in power do not want to lose that power or it is those in power wanting to extend it further.

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          Originally posted by Wlessard View Post
          We shouldn't be seeing this. One of the basic tenets of the US is owning a weapon. The 2nd Amendment is NOT unclear, it is only being twisted by liberals who either are too stupid to realize that those in power do not want to lose that power or it is those in power wanting to extend it further.
          I don't think that law enforcement around here would even try to enforce that law.

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            How many threads are we going to have on this?

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              Originally posted by Sluggo View Post
              How many threads are we going to have on this?
              Sorry Sluggo, I looked and didn't see any threads that were dealing with this specific issue as the focus of the thread. If I had found one, I would have commented in whatever thread it was.

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                Originally posted by Wlessard View Post
                Sorry Sluggo, I looked and didn't see any threads that were dealing with this specific issue as the focus of the thread. If I had found one, I would have commented in whatever thread it was.
                Ahh... carry on. All is well.

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                  As CT is the Litmus test on how much the people will refuse such actions. Other States are moving ahead.

                  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...liber-/?page=1

                  Just having one such gun would turn a law-abiding owner into a felon overnight.
                  This is exactly what is happening in many places. Despite gun crime actually being down significantly those in power want more.

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                    (I posted something akin to this on facebook last week)

                    What personnel and funds is CT going to use to confiscate (even find) firearms that are in violation of their new law? Are these the same folks that can't stop speeders, can't serve warrants, can't win the war on drugs, and can't keep school kids safe? Seems to me they are biting off more than they can chew while opening the door to a hell of a lot of court fees.

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                      Originally posted by Wlessard View Post
                      As CT is the Litmus test on how much the people will refuse such actions. Other States are moving ahead.

                      http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...liber-/?page=1



                      This is exactly what is happening in many places. Despite gun crime actually being down significantly those in power want more.
                      Sounds like you need a couple of recall elections like those in Colorado.

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                        Re: CT moving to confiscate - Litmus test

                        Originally posted by Wlessard View Post
                        http://dailycaller.com/2014/02/13/la...ister-weapons/

                        http://www.infowars.com/surrender-yo...ed-gun-owners/

                        About 240 years ago this happened in Massachusetts. The result was a Revolution and the creation of this Nation. What we are seeing is whether the government is willing to go as far as the British did and try and confiscate. There are over 100,000 with over 350,000 unregistered weapons saying NO.

                        What will happen. If history is our guide as it should be this could very well be the start of a Rebellion and new American Revolution.
                        The comparison with Revolutionary Mass. seems a bit stretched in both directions.

                        From the one side, Gov. Gen. Thomas Gage wasn't trying to confiscate (or even register) individual's personal muskets and rifles; he targeted official magazines and others places where large numbers of firearms were collected together.

                        On the other side, there was a hell of a lot more going on in 1775 (e.g. the Intolerable Acts, etc), and most importantly, the people of CT now live under a representative government. Events in/around Boston turned into Revolution because the vast, vast majority of the people hated what the government was doing but had no say in the matter. It's difficult to see how that could be the case in modern CT, since these laws were passed by elected representatives.

                        As to enforcement, my guess would be that there will be no direct attempt to round up unregistered guns, but if you get arrested or investigated for some other offense and the police come across an unregistered firearm during the course of the investigation, they'll take it and add that offense to the charges already laid against you.

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                          Originally posted by OldmanDan View Post
                          I don't think that law enforcement around here would even try to enforce that law.
                          Yeah some of the cops around here are a little nuts, but none of them is suicidal.

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                            Originally posted by Dilettante View Post
                            The comparison with Revolutionary Mass. seems a bit stretched in both directions.

                            From the one side, Gov. Gen. Thomas Gage wasn't trying to confiscate (or even register) individual's personal muskets and rifles; he targeted official magazines and others places where large numbers of firearms were collected together.
                            He was only going after the colonists weapons and it wasn't just large numbers of firearms. Then again the definition of large number such as a small family with 4 guns in their possession was considered a large number. Also the troops were allowed a very loose definition of cache of arms when they actually when to collect them.

                            On the other side, there was a hell of a lot more going on in 1775 (e.g. the Intolerable Acts, etc), and most importantly, the people of CT now live under a representative government. Events in/around Boston turned into Revolution because the vast, vast majority of the people hated what the government was doing but had no say in the matter. It's difficult to see how that could be the case in modern CT, since these laws were passed by elected representatives.
                            Take a close look at the intolerable acts, what we are dealing with government now is much worse and even adjusted for inflation over 240 years we are more burdened and considering how elections are gerrymandered it is not a true division either for the GOP or Dems.

                            As to enforcement, my guess would be that there will be no direct attempt to round up unregistered guns, but if you get arrested or investigated for some other offense and the police come across an unregistered firearm during the course of the investigation, they'll take it and add that offense to the charges already laid against you.
                            Enforcement is a big issue, I really don't think that the government on the State level has the resources to do this. I do not discount the State whining to the federal for help though.

                            This is something to be watched to see where it goes. So far it is the government saying, turn them in or else, the question is what is the or else.

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                              Originally posted by OldmanDan View Post
                              Sounds like you need a couple of recall elections like those in Colorado.
                              That is the probable result of this sort of action. Recall elections or at least single term representation for those that came up with this nonsense.

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