Many Connecticut gun owners are as hysterical and misinformed as their non-gun-owning peers. I can understand the 48% ‘s ignorance about 10-capacity magazines: if you’re not a target shooter, you probably don’t realize why you’d want one, but “85 percent, including 71 percent of gun owners, back a permit requirement to purchase and carry all guns”?! That’s a provision designed to stop hunting.
Hunters already must complete a ten-hour (or more, it’s been a while since I taught such things) that cover both law and gun safety, now they are to be required to spend the hundreds of dollars and endless delays in getting a carry permit? I suppose, being an eastern state, Connecticut is as hostile to hunting as it is to gun ownership itself, but those 71% of gun owners who support this idea might want to consider where much of the support for their Second Amendment rights come from. If you eliminate the hunters, and this extra burden will certainly go far in discouraging new nimrods, you’re just cutting your own throat. We can hang together or separately, as Ben Franklin once pointed out.