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Connecticut Marches for Good Gun Laws

Posted on the 28 February 2013 by Mikeb302000
A march for gun control in Hartford, Connecticut on February 14. (
A march for gun control in Hartford, Conn., on February 14. (
Waging Non-Violence
The measures they are promoting (along with Connecticut Against Gun Violence) have been characterized as sweeping, comprehensive, harsh, drastic (and probably lots of other more profane things). Here are a few:

  • Strengthen the assault weapons ban by requiring that all weapons having military features be banned and that existing weapons defined as assault weapons be destroyed, turned in to law enforcement or removed from the state.
  • Ban large capacity ammunition magazines of more than seven rounds and that existing magazines of more than seven rounds be destroyed, turned in to law enforcement, or removed from the state. New York State has just adopted a law that established the seven-round limit.
  • Require permits and universal background checks on all sales and transfers of guns, including long guns.
  • Require registration of handguns with annual renewal. Require an annual fee and annual background check for all handguns owned; require that the owner stipulate that the guns are still in their possession or explain how the gun was transferred to another person; require safety inspection every three years.
  • Make gun owners liable for negligent storage if any person gains access to firearms and injures himself or another person or causes damage to property. The violation would be a Class D felony.
  • Ban the right of way for transportation of firearms and ammunition bought over the Internet.
  • Tax ammunition sales and require a license or permit to purchase any gun or ammunition.
  • Restrict handgun sales to one gun per month.
That's pretty much what I've been saying right along.
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