Connecticut Attorney General: 2nd Amendment an individual right … for the time being

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.

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Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.


  1. ricbee on February 26, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Jepsen has shown a flash of sanity,but I guess that’s passed. He’s now following in the footsteps of the buffoon before him.

  2. Plainvillian on February 26, 2013 at 11:25 am

    ?Guns are the excuse, it’s only about control.? Total control.? Period.

  3. Murphy on February 26, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Jepsen is State AG only for the time being

    • JBS on February 26, 2013 at 6:12 pm

      Gee, what happened to his predecessor?

  4. Fish on February 26, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Here is the start of the confiscation:
    If this goes thru, who knows what is next.

  5. Vizionmusic on February 26, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    I will KEEP saying this-hoping it gets through to all gun owners… “Guns?… I ain’t GOT no stinking guns!?” ? ?

  6. Gary J on February 26, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    At the speed and rate we are going in 20 years we will be a giant Cuba. Who knows meybe ruled by Cuba if they have a few guns.

  7. Gary J on February 26, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    I would challange Jepsen on the 8000? assault weapons registered in the state. AS you know assult weapons were banned in 1968 and if there are 8000 machine guns in this state I’ll eat half of them.

  8. SeeingRed on February 27, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Half of me is torn to think that civil disobediance is OK.? I picture myself in a crowd, burning flags on the steps of City Hall as Steppenwolf blares from the AM radio.? The other half?? Not so much.

    • PatRiot on February 27, 2013 at 6:40 pm

      It is civil disobedience if you play by their rules.? Otherwise it is patriotism.
      I think a flash mob at the court house filing suits of impeachment and unconstitutionality would be a good start.??


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