There's apparently all kinds of concern at the State Capitol because of a huge backlog in checking the backgrounds of the vast number of people who went out and bought huge numbers of firearms before new gun control laws took effect.
Oh yes, it sounds like a tragedy.
Connecticut State Police had a backlog of about 1,000 applications from gun owners back in December before the Sandy HooK Elementary School massacre in which a gunman killed 20 first graders and six others.
That atrocity naturally spurred demands for new controls over weapons like the military assault-type rifle the killer used. And that led to a massive surge in gun sales.
Those new gun buyers rushed out to buy additional weapons because they were afraid those firearms might not be available after new laws were passed. So these were weapons that didn't seem necessary to buy before the Sandy Hook bloodshed, but were deemed must-haves afterward.
And now these gun buyers will have to wait longer to get their suddenly important weapons that they didn't need before? Or, at a time when the state is in the middle of a budget crisis, lawmakers will have to allocate more money to pay for background checks so we can have more of these military style weapons in circulation quicker?
Oh ya, that makes sense, doesn't it?