SayUncle and Bob Owens are both reporting on the first victim of Daniel Malloy’s new gun control laws. He was carrying a firearm lawfully when a police officer pulled him over saw his concealed carry permit. The officer then asked him if he had a weapon on him. Our victim was carrying a 15 round magazine with 11 rounds in it. He was issued a summons for the misdemeanor. Our victim will have a lot of luck, I’m sure, landing employment with a gun offense on his record. To someone who is not a member of the criminal class, even a misdemeanor conviction can be devastating. If the anti-gun folks can’t put us in prison, ruining our lives is the next best thing!
As a side note, the guy got caught when the officer caught a flash of his concealed weapons license while he was fishing for his drivers license. Connecticut is not a “must inform” state. A lot of people will give you advice that you should always inform the officer. I think that’s foolish and unwise. I store my LTC separate from my license. I would never inform an officer I’m armed if I’m not legally required to. Many suggest it is a courtesy. You don’t owe the authorities anything. The less you reveal or say in an encounter, the better off you’re going to be. This demonstrates that.