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Gun Control Fail: New York’s ‘Assault Weapon’ Registration Is Loudly Miss-Firing As Deadline Nears

 

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”  April 15th, any New Yorker that owns an “assault weapon” is to have registered their gun, per the requirements of the New York SAFE act passed last year. But it’s looking more and more like a tiny percentage of New Yorkers are actually doing it.

  While the state of New York has not released actual firearms registration numbers, the rumors of registrations in the 3,000-5,000 range mean that 99% of those affected gun owners are refusing to comply with the law.

  Furthermore, gun manufacturers are already responding to the law by designing guns that carefully circumvent its specific requirements.”

 

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Officials In Connecticut Stunned By What Could Be A Massive, State-Wide Act Of ‘Civil Disobedience’ By Gun Owners

 

 

” On Jan. 1, 2014, tens of thousands of defiant gun owners seemingly made the choice not to register their semi-automatic rifles with the state of Connecticut as required by a hastily-passed gun control law. By possessing unregistered so-called “assault rifles,” they all technically became guilty of committing Class D felonies overnight.

  Police had received 47,916 applications for “assault weapons certificates” and 21,000 incomplete applications as of Dec. 31, Lt. Paul Vance told The Courant.

  At roughly 50,000 applications, officials estimate that as little as 15 percent of the covered semi-automatic rifles have actually been registered with the state. “No one has anything close to definitive figures, but the most conservative estimates place the number of unregistered assault weapons well above 50,000, and perhaps as high as 350,000,” the report states.

  Needless to say, officials and some lawmakers are stunned.”

 

   Did they really believe that most gun owners would comply ? Apparently , even though the track record nationwide is poor at best .

 

” Republican state Sen. Tony Guglielmo told The Courant he recently spoke to a constituent at a meeting in Ashford, who informed him that some of his friends with semi-automatic rifles are intentionally taking a stand.

“ He made the analogy to prohibition,” the lawmaker recalled. “I said, ‘You’re talking about civil disobedience, and he said ‘Yes.’”

  Guglielmo said he really thought the “vast majority would register.” “

 

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Connecticut Gun Owners Fail To Register; Officials Push “Amnesty”

 

 

 

 

” After Connecticut enacted one of the most draconian gun-control regimes in America, official estimates suggest that the overwhelming majority of the citizens targeted by the latest assault on gun rights failed to comply. Indeed, analysts say it appears that most people largely ignored the new statute, which purports to ban numerous non-registered “assault” weapons and standard-capacity magazines. Now, despite resistance by the governor, state lawmakers are reportedly “scrambling” to come up with a possible amnesty plan allowing gun owners to register past the deadline.

  According to news reports, some 50,000 newly mislabeled “assault weapons” and 40,000 so-called “high-capacity” magazines (10 or more rounds) targeted under the scheme were registered with state officials by the January 1 deadline. However, estimates and an official report by the Connecticut Office of Legislative Research issued before the new law suggest there are many, many more that went unregistered. Massive non-compliance with gun-registration schemes has been the norm in the United States and abroad, experts pointed out — and analysts say that is likely what happened in Connecticut.

  Noting that the real number of “large-capacity” magazines in the state was unknown, the 2011 Connecticut Office of Legislative Research report said that it “could be in the tens of millions.” Estimates on the number of guns subject to the legislation, meanwhile, indicate that there may be as many as 500,000. Based on those figures, analysts suggested that perhaps less than 10 percent — possibly even less than five percent — of the items subject to the draconian new gun-control regime were registered with authorities by the deadline.

“ Governor Daniel Malloy and the government of the state of Connecticut are having their own ‘Oh, poop’ moment, now that they’ve tallied the number of citizens who have registered their ‘assault weapons’ and ‘high-capacity magazines’ required by the state’s unconstitutional gun laws, compared that to the estimated number of applicable weapons and magazines in the state, and realize they’ve been ignored,” observed Bob Owens, editor of the pro-Second Amendment website BearingArms.com.

Historically speaking, 90-percent or more of those required to comply with gun registration laws in the U.S. refuse to do so, and there is no reason to suspect that this registration attempt in Connecticut is any different,” Owens continued in comments about the radical new registration scheme. “I’ve seen estimates of 1,000,000 firearm magazines that should have been registered under the law, but the state reports registering only 40,000 … just 4 percent.”

 

 

 

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Connecticut Seems Surprised That People Are Ignoring Their Citizen Control Laws

” Connecticut State Police feel compelled to remind citizens that it is their duty under the state’s draconian new citizen control laws to register their most effective self-defense firearms and standard capacity magazines for more efficient future government confiscation:

  The state police have sent a reminder for gun owners that an important deadline is looming for two key parts of this year’s gun control law.

  Owners of guns classified as assault weapons must get assault weapon certificates by Dec. 31. They must submit an application for a certificate by that date along with proof that they bought the weapon before the law took effect April 4.

  Owners of magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds face the same Dec. 31 deadline. They too must submit an application form along with proof they owned the magazine before the law took effect. Note, even though the law allows people to keep their already-owned large-capacity magazines if they register them, it forbids loading them with more than 10 rounds at a time except in their homes or at a shooting range.

  Reason suggests that the state has sent out this “reminder” because the supermajority of citizens are ignoring the blatantly unconstitutional registration law, just as Americans have historically chosen to ignore previous registration laws. American citizens have apparently never complied by registering more than 25% of those firearms that were required to be registered by law (Illinois handgun registration in the 1970s was the dubious high-point), and at least 90-percent of Americans in other states ignore these more blatant citizen control laws designed to do little more than weaken citizens before the power of the government.”

   We are a nation founded on civil disobedience , established by civil disobedience  and made great by civil disobedience . It is in our blood . We are born into it and the history of the American Republic is a history of disobedience . 

    Where would we be without the Boston Tea Party ? Harriet Tubman ? Elizabeth Cady Stanton ? Martin Luther King ? Virtually every major societal change of the past two centuries has been brought about by private citizens working tirelessly for what they know is right by employing the time-worn methods of civil disobedience . It is as American a tradition as is the ownership of firearms .

    We are not a compliant people , nor do we bow down to the whims and edicts of our ruling class . History shows that the American people are imbued with a more finely tuned moral compass than are the moral reprobates typically elected to manage our affairs .

 

 

 

” I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterward.  It is not so desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right.”

Henry David Thoreau

 

 

 

 

  Here’s an update on gun registration and compliance from one of Connecticut’s northeast rivals in the Statism Game :

 

    Reason just published this piece regarding New York’s own registration scheme and how it is going , or not going , we just don’t know as the State refuses to release any statistics on the number of residents that have complied with Cuomo’s , passed in the dead of night , without hearings or debate , SAFE Act . 

    As even a fool can recognize , NY’s registration plan cannot be going well because if it was we all know that Cuomo and his goons would be singing from the rooftops about their successful ploy to save the state from mass murder .

    Below is a brief quote that explains how Cuomo used an arcane rule called a “message of necessity” to prohibit debate and eliminate the possibility of opponents mounting any kind of objections whatsoever . Another case of Dem’s using the NY State version of the nuclear option .

 

 

” Since 1938, The state Constitution has required a proposed bill to age for three days before a vote. It says:

  §14. No bill shall be passed or become a law unless it shall have been printed and upon the desks of the members, in its final form, at least three calendar legislative days prior to its final passage….

  Unless the government says so:

…unless the governor, or the acting governor, shall have certified, under his or her hand and the seal of the state, the facts which in his or her opinion necessitate an immediate vote thereon,…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two-Thirds Of U.S. Weapons Owners Would ‘Defy’ A Federal Gun Ban

 

 

 

 

” Personal sentiments are strong and defiant among many U.S. gun owners.

But on to Question 47, addressed to those with a gun in their home: “If the government passed a law to take your guns, would you give up your guns or defy the law and keep your guns?”

The response: 65 percent reported they would “defy the law.” That incudes 70 percent of Republicans, 68 percent of conservatives, 52 percent of Democrats and 59 percent of liberals.”

New York Gun Owners Flip the Bird to “Assault Weapons” Registration Law

 

 

 

 

” New York Governor Cuomo the Junior may have rushed throughhis new gun control law with such speed thatpolice will avoid its restrictions only through the blessed miracle ofselective enforcement, but he may have a little trouble getting the state’s firearms owners to attend his party. The new law requires owners of those scary-looking rifles known as “assault weapons” to register their property (amidst assurances that, oh no, the registration lists will never be used for confiscation), but gun rights activists are actively urging gun owners to defy the new mandate.

 

According to Frederic Dicker at the New York Post:

Assault-rifle owners statewide are organizing a mass boycott of Gov. Cuomo’s new law mandating they register their weapons, daring officials to “come and take it away,” The Post has learned. “