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Gun Owners Warned of Confiscation For Not Registering

Posted on February 27, 2014

After tens of thousands of defiant gun owners in Connecticut chose not to register their semi-automatic rifles to comply with a hastily-passed gun control law, the state is now taking some action. Officials are reportedly notifying gun owners who submitted late applications that they have one last chance to get rid of their “illegal” weapons.

State officials did accept some gun registration applications that were submitted after the Jan. 4 deadline, however, not all late applications were accepted, the Journal Inquirer reports.

“But rather than turn that information over to prosecutors, state officials are giving the gun owners a chance to get rid of the weapons and magazines,” the report adds.

So gun owners who actually tried to register their guns and magazines, intentionally late or not, are now on the state’s radar for owning guns that became illegal overnight. Owning an unregistered semi-automatic rifle or high-capacity magazine that was legal prior to Jan. 3 is now a class D felony under the new law.

The Capitalism Institute claims to have obtained a copy of the notarized letters Connecticut officials are sending out to late registration applicants.

While we can’t confirm the authenticity of the letter, the Journal Inquirer, which is a local paper covering North-Central Connecticut, reports the state does hold notarized letters for violators.

As TheBlaze reported earlier this month, as little 15 percent of the now-illegal semi-automatic rifles have actually been registered with the state of Connecticut.

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65 thoughts on “Gun Owners Warned of Confiscation For Not Registering

  1. Phillip the Bruce says:

    Registration leads to confiscation. It happened in Germany in the 1930's. Don't think they won't try it here.

  2. Charles LaFoe says:

    ct state police have always been an overzealous and elitist group. I lived there when in the military and was glad to get out of there. Send them to collect the guns and maybe that will thin their herd. They will not even help you in an emergency- My daughter could have died but a locat (Groton) cop herd me arguing with them for help and took my daughter and wife to the hospital for me. I will forever be grateful to him and told him so.


  4. Illegal guns??? Those guns in question were legal until the state did their gestapo type tactic & isn’t it against our Constitution to legislate & enforce any ex post facto law, hmmm???? The fact is the “law” is what is illegal……….vote these stupid a$$es out of office as soon as possible!! The citizens of Ct should mount an all out recall petition drive against every one of those sons of bi itches that voted for this direct violation of the 2nd Amendment!!!

  5. I hope folks take their guns and move to a free state. Let the commies lose the tax revanue.

  6. Then it's time for those gun owners to put up or shut up. Use those guns to take out those govt workers that are willing to abridge your rights for a paycheck, benefits and a penson. Are you a free people or are you satsified with just pretending you are. Which is it.

  7. Why don't they just send their cra p to the criminals instead of hassing law abiding citizens with contrived rules that make them the only criminals the govt cares about doing anything to??

  8. These are the times that try men's souls! This Law is totally illegal! I think these cruds are dying to have blood running in the streets so they can declare martial law, and Keep their Savior in power! I submit that it may be time to organize the Militia again.

  9. Gun registration, gun confiscation, fascist rule, that is the order this happens. Look at any country that took guns away from the lawful people. The government takes over because they are more danger than the general public. I fear the government more than I fear the criminal bearing a gun. If they start taking weapons from the general public they are in for a rude awakening. Think the Boston Tea Party was bad, this would be a much worse idea.

  10. While the new gun control law seems to be about gun control it’s actually is much worse. Many innocent citizens if convicted would be felons and not eligible to vote. This is a law designed to kill two birds with one stone. It’s a gun control law and since a large number of gun owners vote but will rightfully disobey this law it legally ends their ability to vote. I highly doubt the Nazi’s that passed this law will allow any plea bargaining to a misdemeanor offense. So a large number of conservative voters in that State will possibly lose even more, their ability to vote the Nazi’s out.

  11. Jackie Barnes says:

    Thats one option but there will be bloodshed before this is settled, citizens are not going to take this Quietly.
    Armed you are a Citizen unarmed you are a subject!!!

  12. EXACTLY! It WILL happen here. Its coming!

  13. Our forefathers ,would be using their guns , by now .

  14. Every gun owner in any state should support the gun owners in Connecticut. What they are doing is unconstitutional and they
    know it. Molon Labe

  15. I say give then the bullets!

  16. Another civil war on the way. Fed will lose this war.

  17. They act unconstitutional. Because they. Know. Most. Will do. Nothing to stop them. Acting. In the. Evil crimes they are doing . A gun is of no value if you. Wont use them. Call them wooden guns. , they get as much done,

  18. How can they confiscate a gun that is not registered? Register it and they will come and take it.

  19. I worked and lived in Conn. for a year or so in the eighties. Do you know what I liked about it? Nothing! Absolutely nothing!

  20. banja luka says:

    I've never owned a gun and probably never will. But, during the nineties, I was involved in re-settling more than a hundred Bosnian Muslim refugees (in Connecticut of all places!), victims of the Bosnian genocide. Several refugees remarked that the genocide began only after the former Yugoslavian, then primarily Serbian, military ordered and then carried out the confiscation of all firearms in the possession of the civilian population. "We could not defend ourselves." I heard that said by an escapee from the massacre at Srebenica, the worst European massacre since the World War Two slaughter of Jews and others, including a vast number of Slavs, whom the Nazis had condemned to death. I'm not saying that would happen here, but a disarmed population is at the mercy of those who would destroy it.

  21. A.L. Brown says:

    You and your Unions elected them.
    Do I feel sorry for you?
    Not in the slightest.
    You can do two things.
    Follow Remington from Illion to Huntsville (Welcome! Bring all the guns you want!)
    Or see you at the polls.

  22. A former boss of mine who was born in Holland before WWII told me that the first thing the Nazis did when the came and took over was to try to get the lists of registered gun owners. Thankfully someone anticipated this and hid the lists. Question: Wouldn't it have been better not to have such lists in the first place?

  23. In the Bay Area of San Francisco, round up of guns from felons prohibited or as simple as a restraining order on file for domestic trouble. With last known address, the Squad shows up to search and seize. Now some will say "it is best to keep guns out of the hands of such" but it really is just the top of the slippery slope as other non qualifications are "discovered" and statutes enacted to save us all from people that are too old, too feeble, take a medication deemed to impair judgment. (do not drive kind of stuff) are politically too active, belong to a rider group (motorcycles) etc. etc.. As D Feinstein was heard to say "turn 'm all in Mr. and Mrs. America"

  24. There is many films of Jews and pols. Digging their own graves. And laughing. Thinking gov. Won,t kill us. Then was shot dead and other pols covered their. Graves. All who give up guns. Will die same. As the Jews and. Pols and be called crazy. They. Tried politicing. Too but we know. The evil and it’s. Now here. Safety in numbers. Or do nothing and you die. In other worse ways. They are. Criminals against the American constitution, known as tryants. Armed. You. Have the best chance to survive and they know. It all too well. The. Law has been. Tossed out by Obama.

  25. Bubblehead? I spent 20 years in Groton. Did seem so bad back then…had a CWP never had any problems. Under this governor…glad I'm no longer there.

  26. Should state authorities attempt to confiscate "illegal" firearms, one wonders as to what the outcome will or might be. I suspect that most people would grudgingly perhaps, comply with such theft under color of law, they might already have registered too, but I suspect that some will not willingly bow down to authority. How this group of previously law abiding citizens react, what action if any they might take, could get most interesting.

    Getting away from this aspect of the thing for a moment, I assume that November's elections will be held as per usual, one wonders as to what result might be obtained at the polls, how will the November elections go, how many current state "employees", members of the legislature, might end up on the unemployment lines, a result of voter displeasure with their legislative stupidity.

  27. Amazing isn't it how she and like minded others not only get elected, but how they remain in office once elected. Wasn't it once noted that "the people are their own worst enemies"?

  28. It is a MAJOR step to become a mass murderer, realizing that such an isolated action would surely result in a SWAT team on you. Athens, Tenn. worked only because the Sheriff didn't have armored vehicles, SWAT teams, and their brother killer cops from 50 miles around to come join them. So, it is arrogant and mighty cocky of you to try to goad OTHER people into doing something that YOU should be LEADING, not calling for others to sacrifice. Frankly, you sound a lot like a government TROLL to me. So, we will try it PEACEFULLY first, and try to vote out the morons in November. If we are not successful and we are left with NO other choice, THEN we'll be glad to consider the violent choice of revolution. But YOU get to step up and join us on that action on the front lines, stupid, OR else you can simply shut up and zip your fat mouth!. How does that work for you NOW, hero?

  29. I am afraid that if I were one of the people the government in Colorado was demanding unconstitutionally, that I register my guns and then had the arrogance to threaten to take them, I would likely help organize as many of my fellow citizens in Colorado who are in the same boat as possible. Then we would gather these weapons, load them and hand carry them to the state capital so the government there can come and take them if they so wished. If so, then it would likely be a repeat of Lexington and Concord all over again on the state capital and government residential lawns. If not, then they would be invited to peacefully shred the registration law and publicly burn the registrations of the guns affected, after which we would all take our respective weapons and ammo and go home. Government gun-grabbers' choice of course, and "they" would need to be the ones in person to physically be the first to come forward to take the guns… If these dirtbags had the courage and stupidity to try it. Please understand though, I am not in any way advocating violating any legitimate laws or promoting any violence; only standing up for our Constitutional rights and if any crimes or violence results, then let it be the government gun grabbers who instigate it and let it be solely on their heads as criminals, oppressors and tyrants.

  30. Yes, they know that it's unconstitutional but they don't care. Why should they? Obama violates the Constitution with impunity and no one calls him on it. The American people will continue to be humiliated until they decide otherwise. Yes, it will take blood in the streets. A lot of it.

  31. Fact of the matter is; the Dick Act of 1902 invalidates any and all gun laws they try to impose. As a living man, we need to file claims against anyone trying to impose otherwise under common law. No violence needed, bankrupt them all. Once they are starving, they will concede. They act under the color of law within their corporation. Corporations have no right over me as a living man.

  32. I hope they give them the bullets first! LOL

  33. NC laws almost like Texas and very little property tax

  34. If the govt takes our guns then I think they will try to take more than that. I also feel that HLS, DEPT of ED and other agencies buyin more guns and over a billion rounds of ammo was not for target practice. They bought ammo with hollow pts which is illegal for our military, so why did they spend all that money.
    I also remeber what Obama said "we should have a milita just as powerful and as well funded as the military" WHY!!!!

  35. looks like the bullets need to bd dipped in PIG'S BLOOD just in case of muslims involved. the LAW IS EXTREMELY ILLEGAL AND SO ARE THE IDIOTS THAT PASSED IT ILLEGALLY::::: EVERYONE NEEDS TO BE RECALLED AND SENT TO AN MENTAL HOSPITAL FOR LIFE. They seem to have a real mental problem

  36. Rabelrouser says:

    The Militias have been growing in every state for the past 6 years. It is time for those citizens who see the greater need to be prepared to unify with others in their local areas. To participate, and be a show of determined will and strength against those who would usurp the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The greater numbers we can show the more that the people will again be feared. To network with others in your state and county go to Wramsite dot com.

  37. Another Libertarian says:

    How do they know who hasn't registered?

  38. Did happen…. in New York City. Mayor Dinkins and the NYC City Council banned "assault weapons". Every owner got a "Dear Unconvicted Felon" love letter to deal with their "contraband".

    Did happen here.

  39. Independent Voter says:

    The tyrant left has wanted a civil war for quite some time.

  40. I agree this was the plan from the beginning. It's not going to be as easy as they think.

  41. Gee 1 does this sound familiar or what ?
    “Cause the registration of all firearms on some pretext, with the view of confiscating them and leaving the population defenseless.” — Vladimir Lenin

    “If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves.” — Joseph Stalin

  42. Inspector Klouseau says:

    I recently read that it is not constitutional/legal to pass a law today
    that makes something illegal yesterday, no retroactive application.
    Any lawyers out there who can clarify this?

  43. David in MA says:

    I have heard it said that those who beat their swords into plowshares
    will be plowing the fields for those who don't.

  44. It already IS happening in the fascist state of Connecticut. This is an un-Constitutional law that does not even have to be struck down. It is Nazi fascism of the worst sort. The crooked fascists are infringing on the 2nd Amendment and therefore are to be in the words of Eric Holder ignored.

  45. insp klouseau says:

    "The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty. So let's not have any native militia or native police. German troops alone will bear the sole responsibility for the maintenance of law and order throughout the occupied Russian territories, and a system of military strong-points must be evolved to cover the entire occupied country." –Adolf Hitler, dinner talk on April 11, 1942, quoted in Hitler's Table Talk 1941-44: His Private Conversations, Second Edition (1973), Pg. 425-426. Translated by Norman Cameron and R. H. Stevens. Introduced and with a new preface by H. R. Trevor-Roper. The original German papers were known as Bormann-Vermerke.

  46. I hope the confiscators are shot dead, then they may re-think this tyranny

  47. canislupus100 says:

    Perhaps a boycott of traveling to or buying anything made in Connecticut would be in order as long as this law stands. The legislature and governor of Connecticut should be notified of patriots' intent to eschew any and all products made in their state.

  48. John Steam says:

    When are people just going to band together, march down to the government offices with their illegal weapons and defend their constitutionally guaranteed rights to own them? FVCK YOU, government. You do not own the people and you will one day learn the hard way.

  49. John Steam says:

    Read the article. Some people registered late and for that bureaucratic crime, they are now class d felons. Fvck the bureaucrats and their God Damned laws. Law abiding citizens don't need them.

  50. As a Military Veteran, I would surrender my weapons (Bullets First at Maximum Velocity).

  51. There is no doubt or should not be that the law is unconstitutional. Shall not be infringed means shall not be infringed and that is an infringement. Consequently, I suspect it will go before the supreme court, at least it should. That however, is no guarantee it will be overturned, just that it should be. In the meantime however, those who own guns and have not registered them should either get them out of state or get themselves out of state. There are many states that are gun friendly. In any case take precautions against rust and at least bury them. But case avoid being arrested if possible. Not that it will stand (if the law is overturned) but it is a hassle and costly getting it off your record.

  52. Move.

  53. “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against the tyranny in government.” —Thomas Jefferson, Founding Father

  54. The background check that a buyer bust submit to just to buy a firearm is a de facto registration as a gun owner, the record is "supposed" to be destroyed after the purchase id complete, but who believes that ?

  55. the background check to buy the weapon was never destroyed as per the law.

  56. Another letter went out today.

    It said that the police and lawmakers were committing treason if they enforce their illegal laws on the populace and that the “We The People” were preparing to enforce their rights to own weapons as allowed by their Constitution and will be making arrest pretty soon going house to house if they have to find the cretins.

    The “We the People” also said they 300,000 of them vs 300 of them.

  57. combatvet52 says:

    They will try doesn't mean that they will win, if the people give in then it's all over stand and fight for your rights.

  58. God for bit these politicians ,take a step back ,look at what they have caused, realize these are citizens that Know the law is wrong, and once they register they can't reverse, there forever IDed The citizens don't want this law ,go back & REPEAL IT, it's unconstitutional anyway ,but they will have all these names of citizens collected for what ,so the newspapers can print them.

  59. Huapakechi says:

    From what I've seen on the web, Connecticut has not released that particular confiscation letter. Could it be a mass mailing by bloomberg's minions?

  60. John Jordan says:

    Sarah Brady said about the Brady Law (instant background checks) that "if it saves just one life, it will be worth it". If Connecticut's law COSTS one life, will that law be worth it?

  61. The computerized, centralized "instant" background check IS gun registration AND gun owner registration. Your application is entered into the data mining files of the fascist gummint. Not many people go through the background check, then decide NOT to buy a firearm. A few maybe, but not many, so the gumming can be fairly sure that you bought the gun. Voila! gun and gun owner registration. We need to put an end to the fascist gummint that is perpetrating this violation of the constitution. THAT is what the 2nd Amendment is all about. Not hunting, not self-defense, not shooting holes in cans and bottles–but ridding ourselves of oppressive gummint. Are we waiting for them to start killing us before we do something?

  62. THE VOTING IS ……R I G G E D …. Our votes do NOT count, they are rigged. Why do you all think we are in this horrid
    mess of criminals all over the place ???
    We got no government, just a corporation of Criminals, trying to kill us off slowly. & in fact so unbelievable insane, they
    take out this planet at the same time, killing planet earth along with us & themselves.

  63. Polls, schmolls, Voting is RIGGED, that is why we got these criminals in politics since JFK.
    ALso… without unions, we got absolutely NOBODY to stand up & speak, defend our rights, we the people. don't you ever
    forget that. India, China do not have Unions, but America does, to defend the right for the people !!!

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