Connecticut bill to confiscate mags

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by bkt, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. bkt

    bkt New Member

    Connecticut Bill Would Confiscate All Magazines In The State Holding More Than 10 Rounds

    There is a bill in the Connecticut legislature that would not only ban ownership and possession of firearm magazines with a capacity of over ten rounds, but it also requires confiscation of them within 90 days of the bill becoming law. There will be no grandfathering of ownership of these magazines. Possession of them after the 90 day period is a class D Felony, with prison time of one to five years, a $5,000.00 fine. In addition, the newly minted Felon loses the right of firearms and ammunition ownership for life. We know how well the turn in ratio of "assault rifles" turn in worked when they were banned in New Jersey.

    General Assembly
    Raised Bill No. 1094
    January Session, 2011
    LCO No. 3773

    Referred to Committee on Judiciary

    Introduced by:


    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

    Section 1. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2011) (a) As used in this section, "large capacity magazine" means any detachable ammunition feeding device with the capacity to accept more than ten rounds of ammunition, but does not include: (1) A feeding device that has been permanently altered so that it cannot accommodate more than ten rounds, (2) a .22 caliber tube ammunition feeding device, or (3) a tubular magazine that is contained in a lever-action firearm.

    (b) Any person who possesses a large capacity magazine shall be guilty of a class D felony.

    (c) Any person who (1) prior to the effective date of this section, lawfully possessed a large capacity magazine, and (2) not later than ninety days after the effective date of this section, removes such magazine from this state or surrenders such magazine to an organized local police department or the Department of Public Safety for destruction, shall not be subject to prosecution for a violation of subsection (b) of this section.

    (d) The provisions of subsection (b) of this section shall not apply to the possession of a large capacity magazine by:

    (1) Members or employees of organized local police departments, the Department of Public Safety, the Department of Correction or the military or naval forces of this state or of the United States for use in the discharge of their official duties;

    (2) A person, corporation or other entity that manufactures large capacity magazines for persons specified in subdivision (1) of this subsection or for export in accordance with federal regulations;

    (3) Any person engaged in the business of selling or transferring large capacity magazines in accordance with state and federal regulations who possesses such magazines solely for the purpose of such sale or transfer; or

    (4) A gunsmith who possesses such large capacity magazine for the purpose of maintenance, repair or modification.

    This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

    Section 1 July 1, 2011 New section

    Statement of Purpose:
    To prohibit the possession of certain ammunition feeding devices that accept more than ten rounds.
  2. rjd3282

    rjd3282 New Member

    Another feel good gun law that is totally unenforcable. Hell you can't get the police to your house in less than 20 minutes for an emergency. How are they going to know who has one or doesn't unless they do a house by house search. I know there are some cops on this forum would any of you participate in an arrest of this nature? Or would you say I've had enough let the politicians do their own dirty work? Do cops take an oath to protect the constitution like the military does?

  3. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

    All of our friends from Connecticut should stand up and cause a Fire-Storm in their State. And tell the liberal AHs to go to H---! And we will keep our mags despite the liberals stupidity. Guess they would have one Hell of a time finding our magazines and if we even had any! I think I speak for most Americans. And we are really getting fed up with the cr-- going on! It is time we take a stand instead of cowering down!:mad:
    God Bless America and we True Americans!

  4. rjd3282

    rjd3282 New Member

  5. AcidFlashGordon

    AcidFlashGordon New Member

    Unless Connecticut has some kind "registration" list concerning magazine purchases, this law is about a viable as tits on a boar hog.
  6. opaww

    opaww New Member

    The gun owners in Connecticut have a few choices if this bill passes and is signed into law.

    1. they can bow down to their masters and turn them in.

    2. they can just blow the government dictaters off.

    3. they can move out of that state.

    4. they can go to war.

    I think most will do #1
  7. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

    Good luck enforcing that one. I don't see this gaining any traction, even in a place as Kommie Kontrolled as Konnecticut.

    *knock, knock, knock* "Good evening sir, please hand over any of your hi capacity magaizines under the new law"

    "Good evening officer - I don't have them anymore. I sold them all to Gary."

    "I see, do you have a receipt for this *sale*"??

    "Didn't know I needed one at the time sir, perhaps you can show me in the new law that says I have use of a time machine to get myself out of this pickle"? :rolleyes:

    C'mon. Who is going to turn their mags in first off, and then who is going to arrest, let alone, FILE charges on someone for being a law abiding citizen and owning something that was just recently made illegal??

    Quickest way out of office if you are a D/A in my mind is to start locking up tax paying citizens with BS charges while criminals are still a clear and present danger.

    Just sayin'.....

  8. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

    Maybe Mass law has been leaking down the Connecticut River... :rolleyes:

    Welcome to the kommie land brothers.
  9. 556plinker

    556plinker New Member

    I like d (2) protecting the entities that manufacture for subdivision 1....l/e military etc......COLT is based based right in the heart of the capital where all this nonsense is taking place. Its amazing how owning something legally today could put you behind bars tomorrow! Possession of a benign object will get you more time in the slammer than an oz. of cocaine. Sure got their priorities in line out there.
  10. NickySantoro

    NickySantoro New Member

    The same nonsense was included in the NJ AWB. Any mag over 15 rounds had to be destroyed or sold out of state. Compliance with the NJ AWB in general is thought to be in the vicinity of 4/10 of 1%. House to house searches? Good luck with probable cause on that one.
  11. Car54

    Car54 New Member

    First of all, there isn't enough room in the prison system to send anyone to jail just for the mag issue. If this does pass which I hope the sponsors pass before the bill does, the cops aren't going out specifically looking for the mags. What will happen though is if someone gets stupid and starts showing off or spouting off about having some, then there will some type of enforcement or if some type of criminal activity involves the use of them, the state will come down heavy.

    I just wonder where some of the so called "representatives" get their brains from. How can they justify taking property that was bought lawfully, and not pay any compensation. What's next to be confiscated, your guns?, cars?
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2011
  12. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

    If it passes, it is time to plant some 20 rnd mags in your legislators car, office, truck, scatter them about his or her front yard, in their garbage can, buried in the back yard, in the dog house! :D
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2011
  13. Nomad 1

    Nomad 1 New Member

    A trap


    My Sig P226 magazine is legal the day before the law is passed.

    It is illegal the day after.

    It is a class D felony if caught

    Felons cannot own guns

    Now my I am illegal


    Makes Illinois look like a free state.
  14. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

    One would think that CT wold have learned their lesson after the first smackdown...

  15. pandamonium

    pandamonium New Member

    Passing illegal laws is what lib politicians do...
  16. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

    Yup and then they get the Supremes to back them up.
  17. Car54

    Car54 New Member

    Hey, I like that CA357.
  18. AusLach

    AusLach Active Member

    Sorry, couldn't help it... :D


    TAT2TOMMY New Member

    welcome to my life here in beautiful NY...
  20. pandamonium

    pandamonium New Member

    Tommy, I hope you are being as active as you can be by e-mailing and sending letters to your reps, encourage your friends of like mind to do the same! Never give up the fight!