EDITOR’S NOTE: It has been pointed out that the source of this story is a satirical website. Unfortunately, the author of the site does not seem to understand satire. His stories are written like news articles and there is no way to know the site is satirical without reading the fine print. That said, it is practically a given that some of Connecticut’s cops have not properly registered their weapons, and are therefore felons. Whether it is 68% or 20% is a moot point.
For a short time, it appeared that Connecticut police officers might go door to door to confiscate guns from gun owners who’d tried to register their now-illegal firearms after the filing deadline.
But then it was discovered that more than 68% of Connecticut cops have failed to comply with the new gun registration laws that went into effect early this year.
RJ Beam reports how this discovery came about…
Plans for these confiscations hit a snag when a legislative intern dared to ask a question. “Who will be going door to door to take all the guns away?” asked the 21-year-old college senior.
Reportedly multiple people in the room in the most sarcastic voices they could muster said “the police”.
The unnamed intern then pointed at the list and said, “my dad’s name is on the list, and he is the police chief. I see three other names on this list of family members, all cops.”
With in hours a print off of all sworn Law Enforcement officers in the state was obtained. Comparisons of the list of gun owners who failed to comply with registration requirements and sworn LEOs showed a startling figure. Just over 68% of Connecticut cops had failed to register firearms according to the new law.
An anonymous source in the Governors office said lawmakers were dumbfounded. “Someone suggest firing all the cops who failed to register. But the reality of hiring and training that many new police officers is not practical.” The source goes on to say “Senator [redacted to protect our source] said maybe we should issue an official order to all cops to comply with registration or face termination. I mean seriously these people are a special kind of stupid to think that gun-loving cops are going to go along with this blatant violation of the 2nd Amendment.”
Imagine the awkwardness of the police force confiscating guns… from themselves. Or one group of cops showing up at a fellow cop’s front door to take his guns.
Yeah… not going to happen… no matter what Lt. Paul Vance says.