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I read in yesterdays Daily news that this guy had a Conn pistol license.
Anybody see anything more on this?
Horrible enough that people were killed, but when something like this happens and it is by the hand of a licensee, it makes it that much worse.
 

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what makes it scary for yourstruly, is that there was only one gunman: The bad guy.  Opprobrious. :B
 

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bobtorre said:
what makes it scary for yourstruly, is that there was only one gunman: The bad guy. Opprobrious. :B
The licensing laws in Ct are much easier than NY. You would think someone else should have had a gun and put a stop to him. I'd make a bet there was a no gun policy by the employer. If that is the case, worked really well didn;t it?
 

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I think you just need a hunting license to buy a Handgun in Conn. Not a 100% + on that .
 

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I think you just need a hunting license to buy a Handgun in Conn. Not a 100% + on that .
I'm not sure either, but the Daily News said specifically he HAD a license.
I don;t think they meant a hunting license.
 

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as I recall no license needed to buy in CT (unless they changed that since I was working up there 20 years ago)...  Carry license is pretty much shall-issue, it was funny, you could buy, and have in the home, but GETTING home was a kinda gray area - technically you could not transport without a license, but they knew you had to get home.
 

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I have a CT- it is not all THAT easy as they do have a local and state process for residents + an education requirement. For us non-residents all you need is your NY license + NRA pistol or, I think DEC hunter safety may even qualify you, can't remember.

The gunman was an active giun collector, i.e. one of us. Except hopefully, a whole lot crazier and more violent than any of us.

If you recall, Colin Ferguson passed a background check too, and a waiting period, and bought his gun in CA. And many others were also allowed to purchase guns legally and then became mass shooters. The VA Tech shhoter, the Illinois U shooter, Gian Ferri, etc. etc...

The unfortunate reality is that the background check only attests to what you have done, not what you may do, That's also the downside of shall-issue, you can't deny somebody who has done nothing wrong, even if you know they are crazy. we all support shall-issue in principle (well, most of us) but it is something to think about. More than a little of the concern of the antis is that they will have to arm themselves if everybody else is armed or be at a strategical disadvantage.
 
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