Starting April 1st, Connecticut will require complete criminal background check to purchase a “long gun” – defined as a regular rifle (not a scary gun – they’re banned completely) or shotgun. This is supposedly a response to gun crime, yet FBI statistics show that more murders are committed with hands and feet than with long guns. 728 vs.679, out of a population of 300+ million. By comparison, in 2011 3,880 Americans died from the recreational use of dihydrogen monoxide, which remains unregulated.
Again – and again and again and again – these rules are designed solely to harass gun owners and hunters and have nothing, absolutely nothing to do with preventing murder and mayhem on our streets. Harassment, and the never-slaked thirst of witless politicians to demonstrate to voters that they’re “doing something” about whatever is the passion of the day.
Thank you, Scott Frantz.