Claim: CT to Gun Owners: “Surrender, Destroy or Sell” Your ‘Assault Weapons’
This is what tyranny looks like:
It looks like some gun owners in Connecticut who tried to register their “assault weapons” (that’s the state of CT’s actual term for these firearms), but missed the deadline are now getting letters instructing them to destroy or surrender their firearms. According the letter, posted on several message boards and online media sources, residents who failed to register their firearms must now take the following action: 1. Render the assault weapon permanently inoperable. 2. Sell the assault weapon to a licensed gun dealer. 3. Remove the assault weapon from the state; or 4. You may make arrangements to relinquish the assault weapon to a police department or to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection. Those all sound like super fun options. So far, it looks like only owners who tried to register their firearms, but missed the deadline are getting the letters.
Gateway Pundit has a copy of the letter: I want them to start rounding people up and putting them in jail. Seriously. Not because I’m against the Second Amendment, but because maybe when that starts happening, it will finally be enough to open people’s eyes to what’s really going on. This is tyranny. What say you? See also: : Liberal Court Backs School That Forced Students To Remove American Flag Clothing For Fear of Ethnic Violence
Update #1 (From John Hawkins): Per the Blaze,
A spokesperson with the Special Licensing and Firearms Unit of the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection told TheBlaze that a letter has been drafted to send to gun owners who are found to be in possession of unregistered semi-automatic rifles deemed illegal by the state’s new gun control law. However, “not a one” letter has been sent out so far. The spokesperson, who didn’t want to identify herself, refused to comment on the content of the draft letter. When we asked what other action the state plans to take against owners of unregistered so-called “assault rifles, the spokesperson said we should contact the governor’s office because that’s where they get their orders from. It’s not clear if the letter published by the Capitalism Institute is authentic, though we can confirm a draft letter does exist.
In other words, the state is saying there is a letter and they’re not denying the one that has been published is it. They’re just saying it hasn’t been sent out yet. Does that mean the letter was leaked out? If it’s not real, why wouldn’t they be willing to say so? If they’re not going to begin to try to disarm gun owners in the state, why wouldn’t they say so?
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