The following Connecticut proposed legislation prohibits the possession of semi-automatic guns and/or magazines of greater than ten rounds. None of the legislation includes a grandfathering clause. In the basic form, the legislation mandates the state to seize and confiscate those guns and magazines. These bills violate the premise of the Fourth Amendment and undermine the Second Amendment not to mention the Connecticut Constitution.
These bills assume two actions on the part of Connecticut citizens and law enforcement personnel. The first assumption is that law enforcement personnel would willingly seize private property in violation of the Fourth Amendment. Seizure of private property requires authorization by the courts for each action. That is unlikely, not to mention time consuming and expensive. Even with judicial authorization, I would think that most law enforcement personnel would be hesitant, at best, to act. Call out the National Guard for law enforcement actions? Illegal and immoral.
The second assumption is that the Connecticut’s citizenry would meekly hand over the subject guns and magazines. I think that would not be the case in at least some instances. The result would be dead citizens and law enforcement personnel.
Also, one must consider Representative Dargan’s proposed legislation (H.B. 5112 An Act Concerning the Disclosure of the Names and Addresses of Persons Holding Handgun Permits). This bill almost demands criminal activity. You may rest assured that should this bill be enacted, law abiding citizens, both gun owners and non-gun owners would suffer grievous criminal harm up to, and including, death.