First a .22 Semi Auto Ruger rifle could be considered an assault rifle. If the the tube magazine holds more than 10 rounds. The .223 is just a .22 lr on steroids. Which is used for hunting small game. Some people just collect military looking guns and don't even shoot them for investments. Some people think that is strange but I think there are a lot more stranger things that people collect.
The shooter could have shot through that glass door with any pistol or any revolver handgun round. Just because he used the so called assault rifle the news makes it a big thing out of it.
I think they are going to name more specific guns in the new ban. All they were going by in the last ban was they did name a few, no more imported ones, also if it had a bayonet lug, flash supressor, collapsible or folding stock and some others. Plus the hi cap mags.
But like I said there are already so many so called assault weapons and hi cap mags already out there. So you have a semi auto pistol with 10 round mags. So all you do with this new law is you force these crazies to carry 30-40 10 round mags?? Even if they care and follow the new law. It does not take long to reload with practice. What do we have? Another DUMB LAW. So then after another school, mall, theather, or new mass shootings with 10 round mags. Another new law will come out. No more semi auto pistols!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe then revolvers after that????????
Maybe I can clear this up. People get confused (as like the news people) on the difference between a semi auto (which is not a fully auto or machingun weapon) or fully automatic. A fully automatic or machinguns are illegal to own since the NATIONAL FIREARMS ACT OF 1934. But only if they are not registered. Depending on your state law you can own one if you go to a Class III Dealer that sells them. In 1986 they did tighten the law up that only the ones that were made until pre-1986 could only be still transfered between people. They do have what are called Dealer Samples (which include pre 1986 ones and current new machinguns that are made) that the Class III Dealers can own and only transfer between other Class III Dealers. Anyway you go to a Class III Dealer fill out the proper paper work, get fingerprinted and photo. Also that paper work has to be signed by the chief law enforcement officer (Chief of Police, Sherriff, some others) in your city All that goes off to the ATF, FBI with your $200 (which is a transfer fee). After the background criminal check. They ok it or not by sending it back with paperwork and attached to it is called a Tax Stamp (which does look like a biggr postage stamp). After that the dealer can transfer the machingun to you. Also any time you transport a registered machingun that paperwork must travel with it. I think still if you want to take it out of state or move you have to notify the ATF. NEW on the shooter.
Police find no evidence he was on any meds!!!!!!!!!!!
It may have set all this in motion because the mom had plans to have him committed. Also In February 2012, Connecticut Senate Bill 452 (SB452) was put forward to remedy the fact that Connecticut was one of less than ten states in the U.S. to lack an “assisted outpatient treatment” (AOT) law.
But the bill was passed to Connecticut’s Joint Committee on Judiciary in March, where it quietly faded away because of opposition by those who viewed it as “egregious” and “outrageously discriminatory.”
Why didn't the legislation pass? Because the ACLU and other "civil liberties" groups and individuals cried foul. The ACLU in particular said 452 would "infringe on patients' privacy rights by expanding [the circle of] who can medicate individuals without their consent." They also said it infringed on patient rights by reducing the number of doctors' opinions necessary to commit someone to institutionalization. Give me an F N break!
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