Connecticut: High Capacity Mag Ban

Connecticut: High Capacity Mag Ban

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    Connecticut: High Capacity Mag Ban

    A new bill was just introduced in CT banning magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds. What's disturbing is that it looks like it instantly makes anyone that posesses a large capacity magazine a felon, with NO grandfather clause. Has this been done in any other state?

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    AN ACT BANNING LARGE CAPACITY AMMUNITION MAGAZINES.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

    Section 1. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2011) (a) As used in this section, "large capacity magazine" means any detachable ammunition feeding device with the capacity to accept more than ten rounds of ammunition, but does not include: (1) A feeding device that has been permanently altered so that it cannot accommodate more than ten rounds, (2) a .22 caliber tube ammunition feeding device, or (3) a tubular magazine that is contained in a lever-action firearm.

    (b) Any person who possesses a large capacity magazine shall be guilty of a class D felony.

    (c) Any person who (1) prior to the effective date of this section, lawfully possessed a large capacity magazine, and (2) not later than ninety days after the effective date of this section, removes such magazine from this state or surrenders such magazine to an organized local police department or the Department of Public Safety for destruction, shall not be subject to prosecution for a violation of subsection (b) of this section.

    (d) The provisions of subsection (b) of this section shall not apply to the possession of a large capacity magazine by:

    (1) Members or employees of organized local police departments, the Department of Public Safety, the Department of Correction or the military or naval forces of this state or of the United States for use in the discharge of their official duties;

    (2) A person, corporation or other entity that manufactures large capacity magazines for persons specified in subdivision (1) of this subsection or for export in accordance with federal regulations;

    (3) Any person engaged in the business of selling or transferring large capacity magazines in accordance with state and federal regulations who possesses such magazines solely for the purpose of such sale or transfer; or

    (4) A gunsmith who possesses such large capacity magazine for the purpose of maintenance, repair or modification.


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    I believe the answer is 'no.' The states that enacted hi-cap bans back in the AWB days mostly 'grandfathered' existing hi-cap mags. Sen. Looney's newest bill seems to go beyond the pale - not a surprise, he's been at this anti-gun game a LONG time.
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    I do not think NJ grandfathered. Could be wrong though.

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    New England, the birthplace of liberty...... what happened?

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    Holy crap... instant felony after a 90 day grace period! For something as innocuous as possessing a high capacity magazine!!! This is nuts!
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    So if you have a G19 or a gun that holds more than 10 you have to get rid of it. BOO!

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    LMAO at that state. Another state that I will never visit. PERIOD!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssmtbracer View Post
    So if you have a G19 or a gun that holds more than 10 you have to get rid of it. BOO!
    No. You will have to get rid of the 15 round mag and go buy yourself two 10 round mags. The logic boggles the mind.

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    Does anyone in Conneticut even FATHOM how many people this would instantly criminalize? Most modern guns sold today have more than 10 round capacity, or at least aftermarket magazines available that will hold more than then rounds...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmhawth View Post
    No. You will have to get rid of the 15 round mag and go buy yourself two 10 round mags. The logic boggles the mind.
    What good does a 10 round mag do in a G17? So you have to basically get rid of your gun too.

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    So this guys name is Looney? How appropriate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssmtbracer View Post
    What good does a 10 round mag do in a G17? So you have to basically get rid of your gun too.
    No point in getting rid of the Glock. The law will limit magazines to 10 rounds in all semi autos.

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    Interesting - property seizure without compensation without a trial.

    Sounds a bit, well, unconstitutional to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MtflyerHK View Post
    Does anyone in Conneticut even FATHOM how many people this would instantly criminalize? Most modern guns sold today have more than 10 round capacity, or at least aftermarket magazines available that will hold more than then rounds...
    No one would be instantly a criminal because there is a 90 day window to get rid of what is proposed to be outlawed.

    This of course would force many otherwise legal gun owners to dispose of what they currently own. It is wrongheaded to do that to people, for reasons which have nothing to do with guns. Its about in the same category as telling folks with carpeting in their home that they must change to wood floors in 90 days or else. There is an element of confiscation involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmhawth View Post
    No point in getting rid of the Glock. The law will limit magazines to 10 rounds in all semi autos.
    Yeah but what are you gonna do with a 15 round glock 19 or 17 round glock if you have no mags for it. It's useless.

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