There is a gun so dangerous it is banned in Massachusetts and Connecticut. What is this firearm, you might ask? This:
Under CT's new "Assault Weapons Ban", this $2,000+ target pistol is now considered an "assault weapon". You see, it has a magazine that is inserted into the pistol outside of the grip, as well as a threaded barrel. Both of these features place it on the naughty list of both states, most likely because of the language of the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons ban which was crafted to ban pistols like the Tec-9.
You see, because of some arbitrary "naughty list" of features - which were originally culled from a semi-auto knockoff of a submachine gun prototype from Sweden - this ultra-high end competition rimfire is not available to folks in MA and CT. It is actually a felony to possess this pistol - meaning that if you brought it to a competition in either of these states not realizing the law, you would be committing a felony. The handgun you purchased because of its excellent balance and accuracy would render you ineligible to own firearms anywhere in the US.
A law that was based on nothing more than "we think these features are scary" could easily make top tier shooters into felons should they participate in matches in states like MA or CT. The pistol shown above shoots a .22LR round - one of the least powerful rounds currently in production - and it is functionally identical to hundreds of other models that are perfectly legal to own in both states. One pull of the trigger sends one round down range - just like a Ruger Mark III, a Smith & Wesson model 41, a Browning Buckmark, or a Walther P22 (to use the same manufacturer).
This is what "common sense gun control" looks like, folks.
That is all.
Hat-tip to Mopar and this post for the inspiration.