My answer is: sometimes.
Here’s the list of only some of the laws that Adam Lanza defied during his disgusting rampage. Will anyone read these laws? These are only a few of the laws that he broke.
This is only an example of people, with the disgusting intent of doing harm to others, will by-pass all of these laws to commit such atrocities. His state has some strict regulations but that didn’t stop him….
So, for the Newtown shooting in which Adam Lanza murdered those poor children. Apparently, in Adam Lanza's state doesn’t allow people to have “assault” weapons in the first place. Here: “”Sec. 53-202c. Possession of assault weapon prohibited. Class D felony.”” Taken from http://www.cga.ct.gov/current/pub/chap_943.htm#sec_53-202a