Drudge has this up under his banner.
Connecticut has voted to certify you to be “eligible” to benefit from your Second Amendment rights.
The Connecticut deal includes a ban on new high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that left 20 children and six educators dead. There are also new registration requirements for existing magazines that carry 10 or more bullets, something of a disappointment for some family members of Newtown victims who wanted an outright ban on the possession of all high-capacity magazines and traveled to the state Capitol on Monday to ask lawmakers for it.
The package also creates what lawmakers said is the nation’s first statewide dangerous weapon offender registry, creates a new “ammunition eligibility certificate,” imposes immediate universal background checks for all firearms sales, and extends the state’s assault weapons ban to 100 new types of firearms and requires that a weapon have only one of several features in order to be banned…
Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, a Fairfield Republican whose district includes Newtown, said Republicans and Democrats have understood they needed to “rise above politics” when they decided to come up with a legislative response to the massacre.
Anytime a politician says that they will “rise above politics”, it signals that what follows is actually all about politics. Just as when they say that it is “for the children”, you can be sure that it isn’t even about children. Time to bend over, stick your head between your legs and kiss your ass (or wallet) goodbye.
None of this is brave or courageous. None of this would have stopped the Sandy Hook massacre. They estimate that Lanza killed those kids and teachers in about 5 minutes. The police didn’t get there for 15 minutes – after the call. What difference would it have made if Lanza had a bag of 10 round mags and it took him 14 minutes?
None. Those kids and teachers were still defenseless and would still be dead.
What if there had been an immediate response by an armed teacher or administrator?
A shooter’s mind will get focused on reality very quickly when he is staring at the business end of a 12 gauge shotgun.
This is all “feel good” political crap.This is nothing but putting a band-aid on a sucking chest wound for the benefit of the emotional, the easy to please and the weak minded . Many will see this as “progress” even as it does nothing to prevent another massacre and only serves to take the right of an individual to protect his own person away.
What they are doing is gradually siphoning off Constitutional rights to make it easier in the future to impose a full out ban. If they really wanted to be “brave and courageous”, they should just go for a ban today…but they won’t because they realize that while the “hair on fire” people want “something done”, there are still enough who believe in the Constitution to stop them.
So they will do it incrementally. Inch by inch.
They will enact law layered upon law until everyone is guilty.