"I dropped my gun off for repairs, that's when the trouble started........."


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Speedo66
January 23, 2014, 05:26 PM
I was in a gun shop in CT last week. Owner mentioned that because of the new laws, he had to do a state background check on guns in for repair to make sure that the owner had filed his papers to register a gun that required it, i.e., an "assault weapon", so he could legally return it to them. Guns with a threaded barrel also fall into this category, also guns with certain other features.

I should have asked if he notified people about this before he took their gun in. If they didn't register them, they're now criminals, and the state police have now been notified. Be interested to know what will happen to the weapon. Will it be confiscated by the state, or will the owner be allowed to sell it? Under the new law, it can only be sold to an FFL, or sold out of state, not sold to another in state citizen.

Not that anyone on "The High Road" would do something illegal like not registering as required by law, but just something to think about.

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ChaoSS
January 23, 2014, 05:44 PM
If the police find out you have an illegal gun, likely, you go to jail, and the gun is confiscated as evidence. As an unregistered assault weapon, more than likely, it is eventually destroyed, or added to the police department's collection.

The law probably speaks to that, though I have no idea, I'm not from there and have enough trouble keeping up with my own state's laws.



If I were to choose not to register a gun that required registration, I would not take it to a FFL. I certainly wouldn't even speak about owning said gun. The kicker is all the people who just don't know, take something in for service, and get busted. Talk about victimless crimes....

Jim K
January 23, 2014, 05:53 PM
The real trap in those laws is that if failing to register is a felony with a potential penalty of over a year, conviction would mean that all the person's guns would be confiscated and he/she would never be allowed to own or buy another cartridge gun. And that is whether the prison term is an actual sentence or not.

Of course, power-mad governors, like most anti-gunners, rejoice at the idea of jailing as many people as possible and frightening other gun owners into surrendering their guns or not buy one in the first place.

Jim

MErl
January 23, 2014, 06:19 PM
Owner mentioned that because of the new laws, he had to do a state background check on guns in for repair to make sure that the owner had filed his papers to register a gun that required it, i.e., an "assault weapon", so he could legally return it to them.
A state background check on the gun or on the person or on both? These forms were submitted in paper were they not? I'd be surprised if the database exists yet (but it will).

We have a FFL in CT on the board that can comment first hand on this?

climbnjump
January 23, 2014, 06:31 PM
Not that anyone on "The High Road" would do something illegal like not registering as required by law, but just something to think about.

Well, apparently enough folks didn't register that an amnesty period is being considered to give them a second chance to do so:

http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-gun-registration-lawlor-20140122,0,3807026.story

HARTFORD -- Amid concerns about gun owners who failed in their last-minute attempts to register now-illegal assault weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines, lawmakers are considering granting an amnesty period for people who missed the registration deadline.

Midwest
January 23, 2014, 06:45 PM
The owner of the gun might want to consult a lawyer.

stevek
January 23, 2014, 07:25 PM
Before we left the PRNJ, if we had to take a firearm for any repair work, before we could pick it up, we would have to have another NICS check done and paid for to return our legally owned firearm to us.

stressed
January 23, 2014, 07:57 PM
Lawyer

Speedo66
January 23, 2014, 08:11 PM
Well, apparently enough folks didn't register that an amnesty period is being considered to give them a second chance to do so:

http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-gun-registration-lawlor-20140122,0,3807026.story
Yes, but I'm sure none of them were High Road members. :rolleyes:

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