Looks like we have the first arrest in Connecticut from their hastily-passed, 2nd Amendment-violating gun control law.
Police arrested 65-year-old James Toigo in Milford, Conn., after he shot a squirrel in his yard on Monday.
Officers discovered and confiscated an unregistered “assault rifle” and three “large-capacity magazines.” Cops also seized several other guns that were not used in a crime and were completely legal.
So it begins!
Police arrested a 65-year-old man in Milford, Conn., after he allegedly shot a squirrel in his yard on Monday. Upon further investigation, officers recovered an unregistered “assault rifle” and three “large-capacity magazines.”
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Now James Toigo faces a plethora of gun-related charges, including unlawful discharge of a firearm, cruelty to an animal, first-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree breach of peace, failure to register an assault rifle and three counts of possessing large-capacity magazines.
Under Connecticut’s hastily-passed gun control law, gun owners are required to register their so-called “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines with the state or face a class D felony. Many have argued the law is unconstitutional because gun owners who previously purchased firearms and magazines legally can be retroactively turned into criminals.
Police officers reportedly heard a gunshot nearby while they were directing traffic in the area. Authorities reportedly determined that Toigo shot the squirrel.
The firearm used to shoot the squirrel was not the semi-automatic rifle that police later confiscated. Officers also seized “several” other guns, even though they were not used in a crime and were legal.
“As the investigation progressed the officers seized several firearms from the home for safe keeping,” Officer Jeffrey Nielsen said in a press release. “That included the assault riffle and the three high capacity magazine he did not have registered.”
To reiterate, police confiscated “several” of the man’s other firearms, even though Nielsen admitted the majority of them were registered and legal.
Toigo will not get his guns back until his case is heard. Depending on the outcome of the case, he will then have to petition the police department to get his firearms back.
Toigo is scheduled to appear in court on May 13, the New Haven Register reports.
HOW MANY PEOPLE WONT BELIEVE OR ACT ON THINGS UNTIL IT GETS TO THEIR FRONT DOOR
It’s not Obama that is looking to take your guns. It’s the bank and corporation that now owns what use to be your government. The mission of the big banks and corporation is totally take over the government, so when they do, they won’t have to face folks with guns. It’s all about money, there isn’t enough of it for the banks and corporations.
I do see a problem.
The state creating criminals out of approximately 9% of law abiding citizens by the stroke of the pen by infringing an enumerated right for the false claim of “public safety” should concern every American who values their rights, even the ones they don’t like.
The state currently has refused to pursue these state created “felons”. For if they do and doors begin to be kicked in of once lawful citizens for no other purpose than arrest and weapon confiscation the people’s response up to that point is mere speculation.
It only takes a spark, then the biased media will be forced to report, how will they side? For more government control or rights of the people?
It appears Mr. Toigo, 65 years old, that his property borders a large wildlife management area (no housing) and I suspect he was sure of his back stop as he tortured the yard pest to death. No word of the “firearm” used it may have been a high velocity air gun for all we know or a low power small rim fire cartridge.
Unless proof otherwise. 258 Housatonic Dr. Milford, CT. MapQuest or google map it.
OBTW hunting with firearms is allowed at that wildlife management area.
Gun registration is ONLY a way to control the populace. It is a way to EXTERMINATE the populace! I for one will NOT COMPLY!!! come and get em COMMIES! Hitler and Stalin did it but now we know better. This will never happen. 100mil + people can’t be wrong lol! now start you your war on the populace and see where it gets you, you scum-bags with NO SOUL!!!
Why viewers still use to read news papers when in this technological world the whole
thing is existing on net?