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Posted: 5/1/2009 12:18:48 AM EDT
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HARTFORD, Conn. –– The Connecticut Senate on Thursday approved a measure that would ban children under 16 years old from handling or shooting machine guns.

The legislation, which passed on a 31-2 vote, stems from the October death of an 8-year-old Ashford boy who accidentally shot himself in the head with an Uzi at a Massachusetts gun show.

"For a young person, a minor, to handle an automatic weapon ... it's like saying that it's OK to pick up a rattlesnake and that it is somehow going to be safe," said Senate President Donald E. Williams Jr., D-Brooklyn. "It's not going to be safe and it should not be legal and I would think that a lot of folks would be shocked that there was not a law."

The bill now moves to the House of Representatives, where it is expected to pass.

The boy, Christopher Bizilj, was killed Oct. 26 when he lost control of the powerful automatic weapon as it recoiled while he was firing at a pumpkin at the Machine Gun Shoot and Firearms Expo at the Westfield Sportsman's Club. Christopher's father was 10 feet behind him and reaching for his camera when the child fired the weapon.

Three men, including Pelham, Mass., Police Chief Edward Fleury, whose business promoted the gun show, and two men who brought the Uzi, have been charged under Massachusetts law with involuntary manslaughter. Fleury was also charged with four counts of furnishing a machine gun to a person under 18.

All three have pleaded not guilty to their respective charges.

Some senators considered gun rights advocates voted in favor of the bill, calling it common sense. But Sen. Kevin Witkos, R-Canton, a police officer, said he voted no because he doubts the legislation would stop any future tragedies.

Connecticut law allows minors to handle other guns when supervised. Supporters of the bill said it makes sense to single out machine guns because their recoil could be too powerful for a child to handle.

Under this bill, violators could face a $1,000 fine, imprisonment for up to 10 years, or both.
Sen. Tony Guglielmo, R-Stafford, who also voted against the bill, said he doesn't think a new law banning children from handling machine guns is necessary and said the government can't always stop the risks of life.

"We've got kids on dirt bikes riding all over the place. We've got them on skateboards doing all kinds of things that are high risk," he said. "You can't take all of the risk out of life. When we drove here this morning, we all took a risk."
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 12:23:07 AM EDT
Fucking retards
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 1:38:16 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Svetgar:


Three men, including Pelham, Mass., Police Chief Edward Fleury, whose business promoted the gun show, and two men who brought the Uzi, have been charged under Massachusetts law with involuntary manslaughter. Fleury was also charged with four counts of furnishing a machine gun to a person under 18.




WTF?  If its already illegal, why are they passing a new law?  AND - how the hell 4 counts?
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 1:45:04 AM EDT


Link Posted: 5/1/2009 1:48:06 AM EDT
You called that right
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 1:48:07 AM EDT
I need to get out of this shithole more and more everyday.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 1:56:52 AM EDT
There's a law that accomplishes nothing.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 2:33:52 AM EDT
I'd be willing to be that the ones who voted for this bullshit have never even so much as touched an automatic weapon.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 2:38:05 AM EDT
9mm is too powerful ?? NOES !!  what it is is the Uzi because it LOOKS evil is more powerful than a Glock even with the same ammunition
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 7:47:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ragedracer1977:
Originally Posted By Svetgar:


Three men, including Pelham, Mass., Police Chief Edward Fleury, whose business promoted the gun show, and two men who brought the Uzi, have been charged under Massachusetts law with involuntary manslaughter. Fleury was also charged with four counts of furnishing a machine gun to a person under 18.




WTF?  If its already illegal, why are they passing a new law?  AND - how the hell 4 counts?


One takes place in MA.

The other takes place in CT.

Link Posted: 5/1/2009 8:01:29 AM EDT
Its for the Childrens!!!!!
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 8:07:13 AM EDT
I've been fortunate enough to play with quite a few FA guns-everything from a G27 with a sear to an M134-every time, the owner stood right next to me (until they were sure I had everything under control) to help in case the gun got out of control (and to prevent inadvertent "holy shit, that's awesome" muzzle sweeps). There's nothing that this law is going to prevent.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 8:09:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/1/2009 8:14:06 AM EDT by TacticalMOLONLABE]
CT. LAND OF THE CONSTITUTION

I need to get gtfo out of this commie shit hole



ETA: Last few years they bring up the microstamping b/s every year Colt and other gun makers say they will move out of the state if it passes. Dumb fucks that run this state want to chase good jobs out

ETA2: We are holding out but the enemy is inside the wire



FUCK CT
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 8:09:41 AM EDT
I am completely confident that our representatives need to be taken out to the wood shed.


Link Posted: 5/1/2009 8:14:55 AM EDT



Originally Posted By Dracster:



Originally Posted By ragedracer1977:


Originally Posted By Svetgar:





Three men, including Pelham, Mass., Police Chief Edward Fleury, whose business promoted the gun show, and two men who brought the Uzi, have been charged under Massachusetts law with involuntary manslaughter. Fleury was also charged with four counts of furnishing a machine gun to a person under 18.









WTF?  If its already illegal, why are they passing a new law?  AND - how the hell 4 counts?




One takes place in MA.



The other takes place in CT.



So how can people from MA be charged under MA law for a "crime" (which wasn't a crime) that took place in Connecticut?



Does that mean that Muslims who come to the United States and drink and carouse and fuck American girls before marriage can be prosecuted under Sharia law for said "violations?"





 
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 8:17:09 AM EDT


"For a young person, a minor, to handle an automatic weapon ...
it's like saying that it's OK to pick up a rattlesnake and that it is
somehow going to be safe," said Senate President Donald E. Williams
Jr., D-Brooklyn. "It's not going to be safe and it should not be legal
and I would think that a lot of folks would be shocked that there was
not a law."


It's against the law for a minor to pick up a rattlesnake?????



Link Posted: 5/1/2009 8:21:56 AM EDT
Thank God someone for once thought of the children!
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 8:25:16 AM EDT
Oh Connecticut politics...
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 8:25:25 AM EDT
We need to ban football, cheerleading, gymnastics, and playgrounds as well if we use the same logic.
Google "ct sports related deaths"
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 8:27:04 AM EDT
Originally Posted By PhatForrest:
I need to get out of this shithole more and more everyday.


I made my escape from CT hell to the gunshine state 4 years ago and I've never looked back. Best thing I've ever done in my life!
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 8:44:57 AM EDT
Originally Posted By samsong:

Originally Posted By Dracster:
Originally Posted By ragedracer1977:
Originally Posted By Svetgar:


Three men, including Pelham, Mass., Police Chief Edward Fleury, whose business promoted the gun show, and two men who brought the Uzi, have been charged under Massachusetts law with involuntary manslaughter. Fleury was also charged with four counts of furnishing a machine gun to a person under 18.




WTF?  If its already illegal, why are they passing a new law?  AND - how the hell 4 counts?


One takes took place in MA.

The other takes is taking place in CT.

So how can people from MA be charged under MA law for a "crime" (which wasn't a crime) that took place in Connecticut?

Does that mean that Muslims who come to the United States and drink and carouse and fuck American girls before marriage can be prosecuted under Sharia law for said "violations?"

 



If you would take a few minutes to use the internet for more than porn, you would be able to find that the referenced Pelham, MASSACHUSETS former police chief, that was charged under MASSACHUSETS law, was indeed in Westfield, MASSACHUSETS at the time of the referenced childs death.

The boy who died was from CONNECTICUT, leading to the knee-jerk reaction from the CONNECTICUT legislature.


Link Posted: 5/1/2009 8:47:29 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Kevin993:
Originally Posted By PhatForrest:
I need to get out of this shithole more and more everyday.


I made my escape from CT hell to the gunshine state 4 years ago and I've never looked back. Best thing I've ever done in my life!



The problem I have with that logic is the mystery of where we would all go, and that the people that we can't stand would follow us!

Link Posted: 5/1/2009 8:48:39 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Hero:
There's a law that accomplishes nothing.


Like usual a complete waste of tax payer money. Tar and feathers.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 8:50:11 AM EDT
"when machine guns are outlawed for the children, only outlaw children will shoot machine guns"
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