“An officer stopped [Tyrone] Watson’s vehicle on Water Street at 1:25 a.m. Sunday, because the officer felt that Watson was tailgating him,” thehour.com reports. “The officer let Watson’s car pass, then pulled him over. While trying to find his license and registration, Watson took out his pistol permit and quickly put it back, according to police. The officer asked if Watson had a weapon on him, and Watson replied that he was carrying a gun, police said. The officer secured the handgun for the duration of the motor vehicle stop and while making the pistol safe, the officer noticed that the pistol had 11 bullets in its magazine and none in its chamber, police said. The magazine had a capacity to hold 15 bullets, according to police.” Uh-oh, because . . .
A portion of Connecticut’s new gun laws, which went into effect Jan. 1, make it illegal to have a magazine that holds more than 10 bullets. Large capacity magazines purchased prior to the passage of the new law had to be registered by Dec. 31.
Watson was advised of the new law, and he said he had no idea that the law went into effect, police said.
The officer wrote Watson a summons and gave him back his gun and the magazine, telling him to store the items in his trunk until he arrived at his home, according to police.
And The Constitution State was saved from a spree killer! No wait. That’s not it. A criminal was prevented from using a “large capacity” ammunition magazine to inflict “gun violence” on a law-abiding citizen! Nope. That’s not it either.
A law-abiding citizen who’d jumped through more hoops than a circus pony to exercise his natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms was subjected to an unconstitutional law that will strip him of his gun rights forever – so that statists can extend their tyranny in the name of public safety. [h/t Pascal]