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In Connecticut

US Navy Sailor arrested for illegal possession and transportation of an assault weapon. CT has, essentially, a law similar to the expired federal law. The sailor in question is from the free state of Georgia and assigned to a base there.

10 Responses to “In Connecticut”

  1. Bubblehead Les Says:

    The guy was not assigned to the Base, he was assigned to a Sub that was home ported in New London, so the ultimate responsibility falls onto his Boat’s Command. Since he was caught in Waterford, in a domicile that he probably was renting, someone from his Boat may have Ratted him out, since NCIS was involved. Or he had a party and said “Look at what I got!” Or he was Dumb enough to go home and bring back an AK-47 when a “Good Buddy” set him up during a Sting Op. Either way, he should have known that he had to obey the Boat’s reg’s, the Sub Squadron’s reg’s, the Base reg’s and the local/county/state laws before he brought up his guns from Georgia.

    Be that as it may, this is one of the reasons I tried my best to stay away from the Groton/New London area once I completed Sub School there.
    It’s not called “Rotten Groton” for nothing.

  2. Chas Says:

    As a sailor, he’s good enough to die for his country, and he’s good enough to pay taxes, but he’s not good enough to have his constitutional right to keep and bear arms as far as Connecticut’s unconstitutional law is concerned. One does not lose one’s rights as an American when one enters the state of Connecticut.

  3. Justthisguy Says:

    My Scoutmaster was from Massachusetts and said there was no longer any such thing as a Connecticut Yankee, residents of that state being just guys from New York City who fancied a long commute.

    Said Scoutmaster also played “Marching Through Georgia” on his harmonica when I asked for “Dixie.” Fucking Goddamned yankee. (Being from Georgia, the only reason I’ll ever set foot in St. Louis is to piss on Bill Sherman’s grave.)

  4. divemedic Says:

    This sounds like it may be a good guy for a SCOTUS case to challenge this assault weapons ban. I wonder if any gun rights groups are willing to help him out.

  5. Weer'd Beard Says:

    “One does not lose ones rights as an American when one enters the state of Connecticut.”

    Until courts say otherwise, for the time being we sure do in most of these Marxist states.

    “My Scoutmaster was from Massachusetts and said there was no longer any such thing as a Connecticut Yankee, residents of that state being just guys from New York City who fancied a long commute.”

    I’d agree with that, but I’m sure there are a few exceptions to prove the rule.

  6. Ferret Says:

    Just out of curiosity, under what legal grounds can they seize his other guns when only one of them was deemed to be illegal?

    I’m wondering if this just due to procedure or if there is language in Connecticut state law or the UCMJ that requires it.

  7. IZinterrogator Says:

    Servicemembers must comply with state and local laws where they reside. But even California has a Military Assault Weapon Permit that allows servicemembers from other states to bring their privately owned “assault” weapons from other states into California if they become stationed there. If there isn’t an exception for military to somehow comply with the AWB in CT, he has a case. If he didn’t do his homework on how to have his AK there legally, I don’t have any sympathy for him.

    What really disturbs me though, is the support from NCIS. He wasn’t breaking any UCMJ articles by owning an AK, so as long as he kept it off post, they had no jurisdiction regardless of him being a sailor. Supporting this wild goose chase seems to violate the Inhofe amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011 if the weapon was kept off post and never brought on post. If he registered the AK with the base, however, they could be justified. And that’s why I will never register my weapons with the provost marshal.

  8. Ron W Says:

    It must be repeated:


  9. Gunnutmegger Says:

    New Hampshire has to deal with an influx of Mass-holes, and in CT we have to deal with an invading horde of pushy NY/NJ schmucks who want a Starbucks on every street and a stoplight at every intersection.

  10. comatus Says:

    Mr. thisguy, A Massachusetts man would say that. I propose that he hails from the East end of the commonwealth. The south end of the Berkshire mountains are in Connecticut, and my family has one of them named for us.

    As you went to press my cousin Priscilla, of Simsbury, went to join her ancestors, who have inhabited that place, armed, since the 17th century. They raise oxen for pulling there, and had the banjo before you did.

    “Dixie”? Written in Ohio. May be he had something against Ohio. “Marching Through Georgia,” Henry Clay (!) Work, Middletown Connecticut. Where my grandmother was born.