Late in December we wrote an article about Connecticut’s new stricter guns laws. As the state pushed for tighter gun control, they required all owners to register their assault rifles and high capacity magazines. As the deadline approached, procrastinators lined up to register while others compared the scene to Weimar Germany.
After the wake of the Newtown massacre, politicians began frantically using the death’s of the children in order to push their own political agenda. As everyone knows, there’s no better time to convince anyone than when something tragic has just happened, and the emotions are still fresh in everyone’s mind.
Unlike Colorado and New York however, gun owning residents pushed back against politicians saying that stricter gun control was not only illegal but unconstitutional. Needless to say, all gun grabbers could get away with was making guns owners register what weapons they had and where they were stored.
Of course this made several gun advocated irate as it implied the potential for future gun confiscation now that the government knew where to look for weapons, but they were still forced to comply. Although the gun advocate group, Connecticut Citizens Defense League, was fighting against the law, they were still informing Connecticut residents to register their weapons lest they be deemed felons, and “legally”—of course under the unconstitutional law–have their weapons confiscated.
A picture of one of the registration lines is going viral and is sending a chill down the spines of all gun owners alike. After being released on twitter a variety of comments were made.
Twitter user @votermom has gained a lot of attention when she posted, “Holy crap. Looks like Weimar Germany.”
@chipwoods said, “Another disgusting picture from Connecticut . . .men waiting in line to register guns with the government.”
Twitter user, @PaulRReyes stated, “First, they came for the guns.”
“Life is too short to live in a state that does this to its residents,” relayed @lancemfisher.
Many more users had creative ways of conveying the point, but they all seemed united in their disgust.
Let us know what you think of the picture and, more importantly, Connecticut’s new guns laws in a comment below!