A satire article with an appropriate measure of truth is going viral on the Internet. “Connecticut halts plans to round up firearms after finding most cops in the state are on the list” is a satire article posted on callthecops.net four days ago on March 4th. At the bottom of the page, discreetly posted, is this disclaimer:
Check it out:
This site is a satire of the current state of Law Enforcement, Fire Fighting and Emergency Medical work. Stories posted here are not real and you should not assume them to have any basis in any real fact.
The article was emailed to me from a trusted friend who stated that he had not verified it. Long established skepticism combined with a short search revealed the satire. It is good satire, because there is considerable truth in the article. The primary deviation from reality is the assumption in the article, that police officers in Connecticut would be required to follow the law, and register, transfer, move out of state, or surrender semi-automatic rifles and magazines that are included in the law, just like everyone else.
A commenter that bought into the satire, Ctlawman, posted this comment at the site:
I hate to tell the author of this but this is bogus … If you read CT PA13-3 as well as the associated PA13-220 it clearly states Leo’s can own and carry and purchase firearms that utilize magazines that hold more then 10 rounds as well as “assault rifles” and their associated standard capacity 30 round magazines. On page 3 Section 1 part d speaks to the ownership of magazines, the firearm section is a few pages further but reads the same.