According to a release by the National Shooting Sports Foundations, a bill recently raised in the Connecticut General Assembly ( Bill Number 1094) threatens to ban the possession of any magazine (rifle, pistol or shotgun) capable of holding more than ten rounds.
Despite earlier rumors, the NSSF said there is no sponsor of the bill, which was raised by the Judiciary Committee.
If this bill passes, law-abiding gun owners will have to begin surrendering their magazines by July or face confiscation by the state police and a felony charge.
Calling the bill “draconian,” the NSSF said the proposal would not only ban the sale of these magazines, but would make simple possession a felony. Any gun owner found in possession of any magazine capable of holding more than 10 rounds will be in violation of this proposed law, regardless of whether it was legally purchased.
The NSSF said the law would also affect non-gun owners, as all Connecticut tax payers will be “forced to foot the bill for the extraordinary process of having police confiscate – from law-abiding citizens – the millions of magazines already in the state.”