“Whether or not this law would stand the test of constitutionality is not for this commission to decide…”
An advisory commission conceived in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting put forth recommendations Friday to further restrict the Second Amendment in Connecticut, calling for an all-out ban on guns “that can fire more than 10 rounds without reloading,” reports the Associated Press.
The panel of “experts,” created by Governor Dan Malloy, convened last week to discuss preparations for their final report which will address numerous school security issues, including law enforcement and emergency response, safe school design and operation and mental health and wellness.
Among the recommendations considered will be a ban, not only on so-called assault weapons, but on handguns as well, as discussed at a meeting last March.
“I believe that if we’re serious about banning assault weapons, it shouldn’t just cover long guns,” former Hartford Chief of Police and member of the 16-member Sandy Hook Advisory Commission Bernard Sullivan recommended at the time. “It should also cover handguns because the weapons of choice in the urban environment are primarily the 9-millimeter Berettas, Sig Sauer, whatever you want to call them, that have high-capacity magazines that can fire 17 or 18 bullets without reloading because of the magazine.”
Friday’s agenda specifically listed a discussion on “making unlawful the possession of certain firearms.”
“Whether or not this law would stand the test of constitutionality is not for this commission to decide,” Sullivan said at Friday’s meeting, according to AP, adding, “The commission has expressed very strongly that this is a statement that is needed regarding the lethality of weapons.”
Written by ADAN SALAZAR INFOWARS.COM