Connecticut State Police Spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance, who spent far too many sad hours in front of the cameras talking to the media about the Sandy Hook massacre, has been fielding calls lately about the state’s gun ban and registration provisions. The deadline to register so-called “assault weapons” and standard capacity magazines with the state passed on December 31.
Only 50,000 firearms and 38,000 magazines were registered. Perhaps another 350,000 firearms belong to those who refused to register their arms. Nearly 2 million magazines are thought to remain unregistered.
These unregistered firearms and magazines are thought to belong to 80,000-100,000 gun owners who view the law as a blatantly unconstitutional infringement upon the very spirit of Second Amendment, and a prelude to confiscation.
As a result of rising fear and anger in the state, Vance has been fielding many calls about the law, and in specific, fears that police SWAT units might start kicking in doors to arrest those that did not comply.
Those most obviously in danger of being arrested at this time are 106 rifle owners and and 108 magazine owners who tried to register their arms, too late. The government knows exact who they are through their botched registrations, and sent them letters giving them options on how to surrender their arms and magazines.
A woman claiming to be the wife of one of these 106 rifle owners called Lt. Vance, and got into a very heated discussion with him.
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