Sandy Hook Commission Calls For Restrictive Gun Ban, Constitution Be Damned

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Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission want to institute onerous new gun laws and it has said it doesn’t care if the laws are unconstitutional.

The 16 commission members — experts in education, mental health, police work and so on — are specifically insisting that Connecticut ban the sale of any gun able to fire more than 10 rounds at a time without reloading, ABC News reports.

Second Amendment advocates and gun manufacturers oppose the proposed ban, which would be in addition to a 2013 Connecticut law that outlaws guns defined as “assault weapons” and ammunition magazines defined as “large capacity.”

Commission members admit that they have no regard for the constitutionality of a ban on multiple rounds (more than 10).

“Whether or not this law would stand the test of constitutionality is not for this commission to decide,” commission member Bernard Sullivan, a former Hartford police chief, said.

“The commission has expressed very strongly that this is a statement that is needed regarding the lethality of weapons,” he added, according to ABC.

Another commission member, Hamden, Conn. Mayor Scott Jackson, said the commission wants to see its draconian restrictions across the country.

“We’re hoping that some of our recommendations will go far beyond the borders of the state of Connecticut,” Jackson proclaimed.

In a meeting on Friday, commission members also indicated that recreational shooters would simply have to live with the draconian new laws they have proposed.

The onerous new rules for gun ownership make sense in the minds of commission members because Adam Lanza massacred 20 young children and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. in December 2012.

Lanza used a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle.

In addition to guns, the Sandy Hook commission has previously insisted that homeschooling must be tightly regulated.

Back in September, the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission called for a new law forcing every homeschooling parent with a child who has been labeled with a behavioral or emotional problem to submit to a host of strict regulations. (RELATED: Sandy Hook Commission Calls For Government Crackdown On Homeschools)

That particular scheme put forth in the commission’s draft recommendations on mental health would require homeschooling parents to submit individual education plans regularly to a local education bureaucrat.

School officials could then decree whether parents may continue to educate their own children. Administrators could pull the plug on parents’ homeschooling plans just by declaring that the child failed to make “adequate progress.”

Gov. Malloy’s Sandy Hook Commission is expected to complete its work and submit its final report in February.

The report will comprise a multitude of new laws and bureaucratic recommendations for law enforcement, school safety improvements and mental health.

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