Connecticut Limits Number of Handguns Law-Abiding Citizens Can Purchase

Brandon Wexler helps a customer shop for a handgun at his WEX Gunworks store on January 31, 2023 in Delray Beach, Florida. The state of Florida may become the 26th state to allow people to carry concealed loaded guns without permits under legislation being considered in the Capitol. (Joe Raedle/Getty)
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On Sunday, Connecticut’s new gun control limiting the number of handguns a law-abiding citizen can purchase each month went into effect.

NPR reported that State Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney (D) praised the new restriction but is not satisfied with it. He “wants to pursue further limits on monthly gun purchases.”

Looney also wants to secure a microstamping requirement in Connecticut.

Breitbart News noted that Maryland dropped its microstamping program in 2015 after trying, unsuccessfully, to solve crimes via microstamping technology for 15 years.

Maryland spent $5 million on the microstamping program, and did not solve any crimes with it.

In addition to limits on the number of handguns law-abiding citizens can purchase each month, Connecticut also placed a ban on the open carry of firearms Sunday.

Connecticut Against Gun Violence’s Jeremy Stein wants Democrats in the state legislature to secure more gun control: “We will not take a break and we cannot stop now, and we will continue to pass life-saving laws until we end gun violence in Connecticut. Our lives depend on it.”

Stein did not say how safety is increased by limiting the number of guns a law-abiding citizen purchases.

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AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal in 2010, a speaker at the 2023 Western Conservative Summit, and he holds a Ph.D. in Military History, with a focus on the Vietnam War (brown water navy), U.S. Navy since Inception, the Civil War, and Early Modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at Reach him directly at


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