Connecticut Democrats Push Confiscation of Homemade Guns

Benjamin Wagner, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California, displays a firearm part that can be used to make a untraceable assault-style weapon, during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. Wagner announced that a federal grand jury indicted 8 men on a variety …
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City legislators Jeffrey Stella (D-9) and Rodney Pratt (D-9) in Stamford, Connecticut, are pushing an ordinance to empower police to confiscate homemade firearms from city residents.

Westport News quoted Stella saying:

How can it be OK for people to manufacture firearms without serial numbers? As a police officer and a city representative, I took oaths to serve and protect people. Anybody can make these untraceable guns. I feel that if more towns push to ban them, the people in Hartford will realize this is what the people want.

Pratt described the ban on such guns as “a good starting point toward more common-sense gun laws.” He said, “We don’t want to sit back and wait for the state.”

Notably, untraceable guns were banned federally in 1988, but Stella and Pratt want to ban them again at the city level.

Westport News reported that Stella and Pratt’s ordinance would empower police to seize homemade guns from city residents and destroy “unlawful” firearms.

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. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at


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