Connecticut Already Considering an Amnesty

January 27th, 2014

Compliance rates for the gun and magazine registry in Connecticut are much lower than expected. This comes as little surprise, since post offices closed early the day before the January 1 cutoff and most people wait until the last minute to meet deadlines like this. In an effort to salvage some credibility, the state is already considering an amnesty and a second chance at registration, less than a month after the original deadline.

Historically, such schemes have met with little success. Canada and Australia should be considered as test cases. There was little reason to expect better results in Connecticut.

Before we …


April 3rd, 2013

Connecticut's Senate has approved a draft of their new gun-control law. It's now off to the House, where it's expected to pass. As with New York, Colorado, and Maryland, this is a poorly-considered rush job, to be passed while emotion over Sandy Hook can be exploited and before voters can have a chance to give it careful consideration.

Naturally, many folks are dismayed by this. In our system of government, the people have the right to protest and have their voices heard. Many did just that at the capitol in Hartford today.

But there's no law that says …