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It’s tougher to purchase firearms in Connecticut
« on: October 30, 2018, 06:03:12 PM »

If the Pittsburgh synagogue shooter lived in Connecticut, he would likely have had fewer - if any - firearms, because the sales or importation of military-style weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines were prohibited after the 2012 Newtown school massacre.

The state’s 2013 gun-safety laws also required owners of semi-automatic weapons, such as the AR-15, who bought them prior to the school shooting, to register them. Now, even people who want to buy ammunition must have a firearms permit in what the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention rate as one of the top-five states in the nation for gun safety.

After the 1998 murders of four people, shot dead by a co-worker in the Connecticut Lottery headquarters, weapons have been seized from 1,513 people under the state’s risk-warrant program, which allows concerned neighbors, employers, health care providers and family members to ask local police to interview those who might harm themselves or others.

And before anyone can obtain a gun permit, they must sit for an interview with law enforcement officials who have the power to reject their application. In addition, those accused of domestic abuse, who have been served with protective orders, must turn in their weapons.

However, while Connecticut’s more-restrictive gun laws might have prevented a massacre like the 11 people shot dead in the Temple of Life synagogue, it does not guarantee that such an incident couldn’t happen nearly six years after the murders of 20 first graders and six adults in Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Massachusetts has the lowest rate of firearms related deaths, with 3.4 per 100,000 population. Rhode Island, New York and Hawaii follow. Connecticut’s 4.6 deaths per 100,000 translated to 172 overall deaths. Alaska had the highest total, at 23.3 per 100,000, the CDC reported.

The Ridgefield-based Connecticut Against Gun Violence said Monday that national studies indicate that Connecticut’s gun-safety laws are the third-strongest in the nation, behind California and New Jersey.

“We know gun laws work,” said Jeremy Stein, executive director of CAGV. “There have been major studies at Harvard and Johns Hopkins, that show the correlation between the strength of laws and lower death rates. Those states with the weakest laws have the highest death rates.”

Stein said that President Donald J. Trump’s proposal to arm people at religious institutions is unrealistic, in light of the fact that four trained, armed police officers, with the element of surprise on their side in Pittsburgh, were wounded by the synagogue shooter.

“They could not prevent themselves from almost being fatally wounded, and how do you think a non-professional would deal with defending against an active shooter?” Stein said in a phone interview. “We know that statistically speaking more guns mean more gun deaths. Access to firearms is the common threat. It’s way too easy to get your hands on a gun.”

The alleged gunman, Robert Bowers, was reported not to have a criminal record and to have obtained his firearms legally under Pennsylvania law.

Mark Oliva, manager of public affairs in the Washington office of the Newtown-based National Shooting Sports Foundation, said Monday that the organization welcomes participation in the “national conversation” on gun safety and 2nd Amendment rights.

“On behalf of the members of our industry, the National Shooting Sports Foundation has long advocated for effective solutions to prevent unauthorized access to firearms by criminals, the dangerously mentally ill, children and others who cannot be trusted to handle firearms in a safe and responsible manner,” Oliva said in a statement. “The firearms industry welcomes participation in the national conversation to make our communities and our schools safer. We will continue to lead and participate in finding and enhancing practical solutions that protect lives and preserve the rights of law-abiding Americans.


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Re: It’s tougher to purchase firearms in Connecticut
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2018, 07:34:24 PM »
WOW...where do I begin. So much derp for the sheep n npc.
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Re: It’s tougher to purchase firearms in Connecticut
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2018, 07:50:10 PM »
I feel so much safer now.  :wall:
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Re: It’s tougher to purchase firearms in Connecticut
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2019, 08:18:56 AM »
Oh goody, because criminals in CT cannot go to a firearms store to buy their guns, and because Assault Weapons are banned,  its safe to leave the house again and for our children to play in the streets without fear of someone shooting them. yay Connecticut law makers! (the same ones letting criminals go free and /or come live here on our (Tax payers) Dime!
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Re: It’s tougher to purchase firearms in Connecticut
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2019, 09:40:45 AM »
 :eyejack:  It's terrible when the first sentence disqualifies an entire article from being journalism.

« Last Edit: January 14, 2019, 10:29:33 AM by Supes3 »
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Re: It’s tougher to purchase firearms in Connecticut
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2019, 10:24:50 AM »
Since they don't show the source of their data, the whole thing is pretty suspect. 

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Re: It’s tougher to purchase firearms in Connecticut
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2019, 10:14:07 PM »
What I want to know is who will protect us from the fucktards that spew this shit and make unconstitutional laws?
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Re: It’s tougher to purchase firearms in Connecticut
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2019, 10:46:18 PM »
That it one of the most overreaching pieces of trash I have ever read.  I might go buy a few more others now.  Such gloating of confiscation, these cucks are really getting brazen. 
« Last Edit: January 14, 2019, 10:46:42 PM by JM4483 »

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Re: It’s tougher to purchase firearms in Connecticut
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2019, 11:05:22 PM »
I just keep buying. frack these liberal pieces of trash.

I love how they paint us as gun nuts and violent. Then they talk about civil war etc. Bring it on.  :tat:
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Re: It’s tougher to purchase firearms in Connecticut
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2019, 11:10:18 PM »
id rather see a few of these politicians stoned, the red hot iron rod in da pooper, the blood eagle.....

they want the country to go backwards............lets give it to them MIDEVIL STYLE  :evil:
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Re: It’s tougher to purchase firearms in Connecticut
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2019, 11:16:17 PM »
Sooner or later voting is not going to be enough to stop these cucks...I like our odds....