Yup, you read that right!
You’ve most likely heard about the recent gun-control laws to be enforced in the state of Connecticut. If not, start reading.
After the Sandy Hook shooting last year, law enforcement and politicians joined together to place stricter laws for current and future gun owners. Owners of assault weapons were given less than a year to either register their firearms and high-capacity magazines or turn them over to licensed dealers or law enforcement officials. After the deadline of January 4, 2014, more than 300,000 gun owners still refused to register or hand over their weapons regardless of the fact that they are now consider Class D felons. Some citizens weren’t even aware of the new law and tried to register late but were denied and told to hand over their weapons immediately. Only about 50,000 gun owners in the state of Connecticut complied with these laws, the rest simply ignored the government mandate.
As you can probably assume, most were angered by this unlawful and unconstitutional law that came to pass. Not to mention, citizens were concerned that law enforcement would come into their homes and forcefully take any unregistered weapons. To say that wasn’t/isn’t a valid concern is false.
One of my initial thoughts upon reading about this new law and the reaction of the gun owners was how on earth are LEOs going to be able to take their weapons away and not either cause harm to themselves or to the citizens? It looks like I wasn’t the only one with this thought.
“Gun rights legal expert David Hardy reported that over 250 law enforcement officers have signed an open letter stating that they will not enforce the new anti-gun and magazine laws, which they consider to be a violation of the Second Amendment to the U.S Constitution” said in a recent article on the Examiner.
If this is true, I am extremely interested to see how this turns out. Since the first brave bunch of officers took the first step against enforcing unconstitutional laws, will the less courageous ones step up and sign now? We’ll see.