“An advisory panel charged with looking at public safety in the wake of the deadly Newtown school shooting agreed Friday to include in its final report a recommendation to ban the sale and possession of any gun that can fire more than 10 rounds without reloading,” morningjournalnews.com reports. Say what? This new law would ban all AR-style rifles, some lever guns and a whole bunch of handguns. How unconstitutional is that? “‘Whether or not this law would stand the test of constitutionality is not for this commission to decide,’ said former Hartford Police Chief Bernard Sullivan, a member of the panel. And then he dropped this clunker . . .
“The commission has expressed very strongly that this is a statement that is needed regarding the lethality of weapons.”
Commission members said during a meeting Friday that they want to emphasize that there needs to be more regulation of guns that can inflict mass casualties, even if it causes some inconvenience to recreational shooters.
Twenty children and six educators were killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting by a gunman using a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle.
The commission also decided not to include language from the interim report that would have acknowledged the importance of the Connecticut’s gun manufacturing industry and would have included a disclaimer that nothing in the report “should be construed as a prohibition against the manufacture of any device legal for sale or possession in other jurisdictions.”
Rights are so inconvenient, are they not? The Committee report is not due out ’til . . . wait for it . . . Valentine’s Day. The chances of the Connecticut legislature taking-up this tyranny-shaped ball and running with it are better/worse than you might think. Watch this space. [h/t BC]