paul vance

Fox News is reporting that the government of Connecticut announced yesterday that it sent out letters to gun owners that failed to register the modern sporting rifles made illegal by a blatantly unconstitutional “assault weapon” ban:

Connecticut officials are urging owners of now-illegal assault weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines to relinquish them to the police or make them permanently inoperable.

The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection announced Friday it had sent a letter to owners who had failed to register the items by a Jan. 1 deadline, part of last year’s gun control law. Officials offered advice on what to do now with the weapons and magazines.

The letter says gun owners are in compliance with the new state law if their items are no longer in Connecticut or were sold to an authorized gun dealer.

It is not known if the letter in question is the one that we’ve written about (and confirmed) several times in the past, or if this is a new letter.

Tensions have been running very high in Connecticut recently, and an officer who announced that he would like to kick in the doors of gun owners on Facebook is both under investigation for his comments and under a protective detail due to threats his comments generated.

The Connecticut legislature and Governor Malloy should admit that they reflexively, emotionally passed an unconstitutional law, that they will not enforce it, and that the will repeal it.