The attorney general in each state is the chief legal officer for the state, representing the interests of the people in legal matters and serve as legal council to state agencies. Their scope should not include politics or formation of law, as that is the role of the legislatures. But that does not stop Connecticut’s George Jepsen from spouting off on gun control.
From the Westport Patch, with my emphasis in bold.
Jepsen said he supports a total ban on assault weapons, “not just new sales,” and pointed out that there are 8,000 assault weapons registered in the state.
“We need stronger gun laws,” he said. “It should be illegal to own an assault weapon — and it should be illegal to have magazines that contain 30 bullets — but we have to deal with the fact that the Second Amendment is an individual right, for the time being.”
Like Himes, Jepsen said it is going to take time to bring about the cultural change that is needed to bring about stricter gun laws.
That 2nd Amendment getting in the way Jepsen? He really thinks the 2nd Amendment is not an individual right. For people like Jepsen, he really wants to ban all firearms, all of them. No matter what he says, he’s a control freak that wants to ban all guns. Sure, he’s bitching about so-called “assault rifles” and 30 round magazines, but since the Virginia Tech shooter killed 32 using a handgun with standard capacity magazines … he will soon hope to force a cultural change by government law to ban those as well.