BuzzPo.com–Gun owners are fond of the saying “you can have my weapon when you take it from my cold, dead hands.” In a country with a Second Amendment granted us by God, it is easy to view that as a serious, but needless warning. The saying—universally mocked by so called progressives—has taken on a new meaning; Connecticut Patriots have now received government gun confiscation letters.
In Connecticut, they government really thinks they can take people’s guns. The Connecticut legislature passed a government gun confiscation law that demanded citizens register what politicians like to call “assault weapons“, a vague term that is often based solely upon the appearance of a weapon, by January 1, 2014, or instantly become felons.
Approximately 85% of gun owners have refused to comply. That could be as many as 100,00 to 350,000 people who have suddenly been turned into criminals for the crime of purchasing a tool protected by the Second Amendment.
That also seems to indicate that 100,000 to 350,000 people fully intend to refuse to have their ability to defend themselves taken away.
Anyone who has spent time with gun owners, or owns guns themselves, will not be surprised that good citizens have refused to comply. But, officials in Connecticut are apparently shocked–despite the fact that they were warned by their constituents.