Sandy Hook commission wants to ban all the guns

ReasonLast Friday, the Associated Press reports, the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, appointed by Gov. Dannel Malloy, decided to recommend a ban on "the sale and possession of any gun that can fire more than 10 rounds without reloading." You may recall that Connecticut's legislature already responded to the Sandy Hook massacre by passing a raft of new gun restrictions, including a 10-round limit on magazines and an expanded definition of "assault weapons," back in April 2013. The new definition of prohibited guns covers any rifle that accepts a detachable magazine and has any of five "military-style" features. The advisory commission, which is expected to issue its final report next month, apparently wants to expand the category of banned weapons to include any rifle or handgun that accepts a detachable magazine, period. And unlike the legislature, which allowed continued possession of prohibited guns and magazines as long as they were registered, the commission wants to confiscate all weapons capable of firing more than 10 rounds without reloading.

All the guns that accept a detachable magazine, anyway, because once you can accept the external magazine the gun's mechanism doesn't care how many rounds are in the magazine. Plus shotguns that can accept a magazine extension. Plus tube-fed .22 rifles.

Of course, there has been legislation introduced in Connecticut to ban everything except single-shot firearms already.

My comment now is the same as before. Banning any firearm that can accept a detachable magazine is unacceptable; it is not a rational policy response, it is an attempt to destroy the healthy gun culture.

This entry was published Mon Jan 26 04:04:47 CST 2015 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2015-01-26 04:04:39.0. [Tweet]

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