Connecticut State Police “Overwhelmed” by Gun Registration

 Colonel Stebbins (courtesy nydailynews.com)

“We didn’t see this coming and there was no way we could be prepared for it.” Well he would say that wouldn’t he? Connecticut State police Col. Danny Stebbins [above] is in charge of implementing the Constitution State’s unconstitutional gun laws. To say Danny and his dinosaurs were unprepared to process the gun registration system created by Connecticut legislators would be like saying that this Texan would look in a gunny sack (hint: she would). That said, the stats are startling . . .

State police Col. Danny Stebbins said Friday that a backlog in background check requests has exploded to more than 62,000 from about 1,000 in December — a spike of more than 6,000 percent.

As my father used to say, how much is this boondoggle going to cost me? Me, nothing. Nutmeg State taxpayers, plenty.

The Office of Fiscal Analysis estimates the gun control law will cost taxpayers up to $17 million through the 2015 fiscal year, including more than $4 million for state police to conduct background checks, issue permits and develop and maintain a gun offender registry.

Needless to say that’s not going to do it. Connecticut’s new laws mandate a state police-administered background check for all long gun purchases. The po-po’s got to process registrations for all “assault rifles” and “high capacity magazines” grandfathered-in under the regs. And they have to issue (or not) ammunition eligibility certificates.

In short, Connecticut’s whole gun control system is going to collapse. Registrations will not be registered. Background checks will clog-up the works. The state’s gun owners’ Constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms will be delayed and, thus, denied.

And get this: Malloy’s looking to do a little union busting to clear the [now] anticipated logjam.

Gov. Dannel. P. Malloy has said he wants most of the new workers to be civilians because their pay is lower than that of sworn troopers.

Malloy and the Legislature are now negotiating a two-year budget that, among many other responsibilities, will establish staffing levels and funding for the state police.

Bad ideas only get worse with time.