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AR-15s ‘shouldn’t be allowed’ in Connecticut

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) is considering ending or repealing a grandfather clause in a gun control bill to force residents to turn in any AR-15s.

The CT Mirror noted that the Connecticut General Assembly passed two “assault weapons” bans, and each time the bans had a grandfather clause, allowing those who already owned the banned firearms to keep them.

Lamont floated the idea of ​​ending or repealing the clause while speaking to reporters after a debate.

He described the clause as “a loophole” that makes “society … in Connecticut a little less safe.”

Lamont added, “(AR-15s) should not be allowed in the state of Connecticut. I think they’re killers…I think they’re incredibly dangerous in our community. You’re not serious about crime if you leave them on the street.

On October 10, 2022, Breitbart News pointed to FBI figures showing that more than twice as many people were killed with knives and other cutting tools as with guns in 2021.

The FBI category for rifles includes all types: pump action, lever action, single shot, bolt action, fixed magazine semi-automatics, and the very popular semi-automatics that use detachable magazines. Democrats refer to semi-automatics with detachable magazines as “assault weapons.”

Even with all of these types of guns, more than twice as many people were stabbed to death as killed with guns.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the author/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is a political analyst for Armed American Radio and an ambassador for Turning Point USA. AWR Hawkins holds a doctorate in military history, with a focus on the Vietnam War (Brownwater Navy), the United States Navy since its inception, the Civil War, and early modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at Contact him directly at

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