January 19, 2015

Sandy Hook Panel to Recommend More Gun Control

After the horrific murders in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012, Democrat Gov. Dannel Malloy and the state legislature exploited the emotional panic to enact strict gun control measures. Malloy also set up a commission to investigate what further gun measures the state could employ to make people safer infringe the Second Amendment. The full report isn’t due until Feb. 14, but at last Friday’s meeting, the 16-member panel decided to recommend – surprise! – even stricter gun control. Reuters reports the details: “Its recommendations included banning the possession of guns or ammunition clips [sic – they’re magazines] holding 10 or more bullets [sic – bullets are only part of a round], and expanding a 2013 law that prohibited the sale of such weapons but allowed continued possession. The panel dropped a recommendation that would have allowed Connecticut gunmakers to continue manufacturing such weapons for sale out of state.” Many, if not most, handguns hold more than 10 rounds and that’s not, as Reuters calls it, “high capacity” – it’s standard capacity. Naturally, law enforcement will be exempt, which seems to indicate that more than 10 rounds might come in handy when battling a criminal who’s not abiding by the law in the first place. Leftists like to yammer about “common sense,” but we don’t hold out much hope for that in the Constitution State. More…

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