ct law trying to go into our homes


March 5, 2011, 04:00 PM
Connecticut Bill Introduced to Ban Possession of All Magazines Over 10 Rounds

State Police Prepared to Confiscate Magazines from Homes if Passed

A bill introduced in the Connecticut General Assembly (Raised Bill Number 1094) by anti-gun state Sen. Martin Looney (D) would ban the possession of any magazine (rifle, pistol or shotgun) capable of holding more than 10 rounds. If this bill passes, law-abiding gun owners will have to begin surrendering their magazines by July, or face confiscation by the state police and a felony charge. Again, this proposal would not only ban the sale of these magazines, but would make simple possession a felony. Any gun owner found in possession of any magazine capable of holding more than 10 rounds will be in violation of this proposed law, regardless of whether it was legally purchased.

This draconian measure will also affect non-gun owners as all Connecticut tax payers will be forced to foot the bill for the extraordinary process of having police confiscate -- from law-abiding citizens -- the millions of magazines already in the state.

Making matters worse, manufacturers including Colt, C Products, Mec-Gar, OKAY Industries and Metalform will be directly affected by this legislation. That means a loss of jobs and tax revenue to the state.

Arbitrarily limiting magazine capacity and threatening law-abiding gun owners with confiscation and felony charges is beyond the pale. These magazines are utilized every day for home defense and the shooting sports. As part of the 1994 "Assault Weapons" ban, the production of higher capacity magazines was halted. This gun-control strategy soon proved to be a failure. A comprehensive study by the Centers for Disease Control -- hardly a pro-gun entity -- looked at the full panoply of gun-control measures, including this ban, and concluded that none could be proven to reduce crime. Another study, commissioned by Congress, found that bans were not effective since "the banned weapons and magazines were never used in more than a modest fraction of all gun murders."

NSSF is encouraging all gun owners, sportsmen and hunters to contact their state representative, senator and all members of the Judiciary Committee immediately and urge them to oppose Sen. Looney's magazine ban.

To find your legislator, click here.

To contact the Joint Committee on the Judiciary, click here.


Visit NSSF's Government Relations site at nssf.org/GovRel.

National Shooting Sports Foundation | 11 Mile Hill Rd | Newtown | CT | 06470

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March 5, 2011, 04:12 PM
That's just unbelievable. Hopefully it doesn't pass.

March 5, 2011, 04:18 PM
That's just unbelievable. Hopefully it doesn't pass.

Make calls, emails, and beat the bushes and make sure it doesn't pass.


captain awesome
March 5, 2011, 04:22 PM
I find it interesting his name is "Looney"

March 5, 2011, 04:31 PM
When you contact your legislator, BE POLITE AND CALM. I cannot stress that enough.

We have issues here in MD with politicians trying to give gun owners the shaft, and year after year we smack them down - but we do it professionally, reasonably, and without ranting. I'm not saying that any of you CT folks out there wouldn't be calm, cool & collected, but it's important enough to bear repeating.

Good luck in your fight. Write, call, email, do whatever you can to push back and you'll be fine.

March 5, 2011, 04:40 PM
This will be a up hill battle.Ct is very liberal:(

March 5, 2011, 05:04 PM
I cannot see this as being Constitutional. The state will and should be sued for this law.

March 5, 2011, 05:11 PM
Ex post facto

Ole Coot
March 5, 2011, 05:19 PM
Haven't had any problems here, yet. That sounds like a "home invasion" without an authorized search warrant. I like this area more every day.

March 5, 2011, 05:22 PM
This seems a bit steep. Even the '94 AWB didn't go retro on existing mags. Is this likely to pass?

March 5, 2011, 05:38 PM
I sent this to all the legislators that can help......................Sir i think this bill is a complete waste of us hard tax payers money.(Raised Bill Number 1094) With taxes already possibaly being raised across the board.With this bill are taxes paying law enforcement to go into millions of people homes for a gun magazine?????Just ridiculous......Please help on this.This bill is just looney.

March 5, 2011, 06:01 PM
We already have a discussion going about this problem and contacting legislators: http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=578473

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