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  •  Connecticut (0+ / 0-)

    already has the assault weapon ban, and it did nothing

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      Any idea when or where the dearly departed bought her Bushmaster?

      "I never thought I'd miss Richard Milhous Nixon."

      by TwoPuttTommy on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 07:55:38 AM PST

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    •  True CT has a ban (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Sec. 53-202b. Sale or transfer of assault weapon prohibited. Class C felony. (a)(1) Any person who, within this state, distributes, transports or imports into the state, keeps for sale, or offers or exposes for sale, or who gives any assault weapon, except as provided by sections 29-37j and 53-202a to 53-202k, inclusive, and subsection (h) of section 53a-46a, shall be guilty of a class C felony and shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of which two years may not be suspended or reduced.
      ...and it looks like the shooter's mother, or whoever procured it (haven't heard a word from the father which strikes me as strange), would have been guilty of a Class C felony, whatever that is.

      Even so, stating that the ban in and of itself did not prevent the attack hardly invalidates the ban. If so, the suggestion becomes that in the aftermath of this atrocity, the ban having been judged to be insufficient, that the ban should repealed? If anything the failure of the state statute argues for robust enforcement of a ban at the Federal level as well.

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