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Connecticut Politicans Inch Closer to War on Gun Owners

March 8, 2014

No, I don’t mean some place in the Ukraine.  For some of you who went to public school, Connecticut is in the north-eastern corner of the US, but barely.  I understand your confusion since Connecticut is closer to New York City than to the US.  Let’s see how Connecticut politicians constructed a situation where honest gun owners could get shot by police.  We can also prescribe a peaceful solution.

How did they get themselves into this mess?  There was a huge outcry of public anguish and frustration after a crazy man murdered children at a public school in Connecticut.  The media used that emotional reaction to sell its anti-gun bigotry.  The media falsely claimed that mass murder by honest gun owners was increasing.  Yes, it is bigotry.  Bigotry is blaming the innocent, and a hundred million honest gun owners are innocent.  They don’t shoot school children, but that didn’t stop the media from blaming them.  The media blamed people like me.  Maybe they blamed you.

-Politicians used a public tragedy for political gain.  In an equally crazy reaction, politicians said they would do something, do anything, even if it made us less safe.  They outlawed common firearms.  Connecticut politicians ignored the rights of the minority in doing so.  They also ignored the facts about mass violence.  The reason is simple.

Connecticut politicians put their political careers ahead of public safety.

-Connecticut gun owners protested as the anti-gun bill went through the legislature, but they were ignored by the Democrat majority.  After the Democrat politicians outlawed common firearms, the citizens returned the favor.  Connecticut gun owners largely ignored the new laws.

-Politicians exposed their ill will.  Some gun owners registered their guns as dictated.  Others ignored the new regulations.  Those who registered their firearms late were rejected and ordered to sell their firearms out of state or surrender them to police.  That proves gun registration was never the point of the anti-gun legislation.

-Gun owners asked the state police if they would go door to door and seize firearms.  The police said they would follow orders.  Police spokesmen also questioned the patriotism of Connecticut gun owners.  Wise policemen do not deliberately alienate and frighten honest citizens.  Some Connecticut police are not that smart.

-Connecticut newspapers called for door-to-door searches and gun confiscation.  That further frightened Connecticut gun owners.  The idea of midnight no-knock raids frightens me too.  It should frighten you.

-The gun law was challenged in court, but lower courts refused to enjoin the legislation until the appeal is completed.  This means the legislature and police can trample the rights of Connecticut gun owners for years to come.

In total, legislators, judges and the media showed stunning bigotry and lack of respect for political minorities.  Their bias is as blatant as watching a southern judge during the Jim Crow era.

Where we are today?  Connecticut has an unenforceable law on its books.  So many gun owners refused to follow the law that Connecticut does not have the physical or fiscal means to enforce their law.  The ranks of law enforcement, the number of courts, and the number of prisons would have to grow ten fold.  The costs of court trials and prison incarcerations are enough to bankrupt the state.  There are other costs as well.

How could the situation get worse?  Police have murdered innocent civilians during no-knock raids.  It is a sad fact, but it has happened.  Examples are here 1 and here 2 and a video here 3.  Though the media will try and cover for them, police and politicians will have blood on their hands if they injure civilian gun owners during firearm confiscation.  Police violence will further heighten the fear felt by honest gun owners in Connecticut.  Connecticut gun owners could try to defend themselves if people violently break into their homes.  This could lead to further bloodshed for all concerned.  Police and politicians would then be seen as murderous oppressors rather than defenders of a fair and impartial justice system.

Respect for Connecticut law enforcement and politicians would plummet even further.  Law enforcement officers would lose community support.  Crime and violence would increase.

That is bad.

The police could conduct door to door sweeps with armed and armored personnel carriers rolling down the street as they did after the Boston Marathon bombing.

Yes, Connecticut could become a police state over this politicized issue.

That is worse.

Armed Swat 6

Is forced disarmament necessary?  Going door to door in no-knock midnight raids is foolishly dangerous.  It is also profoundly unnecessary.  Honest gun owners present no danger to the public.  They never did.  If Connecticut gun owners are a threat at all, they threaten the public image of bigoted politicians who now look politically foolish and publicly inept.

How can this situation de-escalate peacefully?  There are lawsuits in place against the Connecticut gun law.  Let the judicial process work to protect the rights of minorities.  Enjoin the law as the case slowly grinds its way through the courts.

The political solution is to lobby the legislators in person, and some online media have posted lists of legislators who supported gun confiscation.  Some politicians view that publicity with alarm.  They are wrong.  You should not be a politician if you don’t want to see the faces of the people affected by your laws.  An isolated and insulated ruling class is a sure way to violence.

Let the courts settle this.

13 Comments leave one →
    • March 12, 2014 5:38 am

      Yes, that is what the link I included was inferring.That it would create resistance not submission


  1. smmtheory permalink
    March 10, 2014 7:31 am

    What frightens me more is the number of people counting on the courts to save them.


    • Jay permalink
      March 10, 2014 1:04 pm

      Me too! Its always don’t resist, fight after you are arrested, fight in court not in the streets. What good is a fight in court when you are disarmed, incarcerated and they say ‘the ban stands’ Cant resist then. The cops chose to make honest decent folks criminals, I have no problem is people fight back as the cops pursue this madness. If you don’t like it, see the Founding Fathers, or how about this guy-

      “And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”

      ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn


      • March 10, 2014 5:24 pm

        Jay, what Solzhenitsyn didn’t get was that the people need to be armed & organized to resist tyranny. In theory his quote is great but in reality people who are untrained & unfamiliar with violence won’t resist. We lost our freedom when we lost our militia:

        “The militia of these free commonwealths, entitled and accustomed to their arms, when compared with any possible army, must be tremendous and irresistible. Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom. Congress has no power to disarm the militia. Their swords and every terrible implement of the soldier are the birthright of Americans. The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments but where, I trust in God, it will always remain, in the hands of the people.”
        — Tench Coxe The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788


  2. Sam permalink
    March 10, 2014 8:01 am

    There is no reason the courts need to “settle” anything other than pronounce the one acceptable judgement of unConstitutionality and the illegal law being struck down in it’s entirety: The Founding Fathers settled this matter when they wrote the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

    “Shall NOT be infringed.”

    End of story. No marxist-socialist, communist, fascist, globalist, obamunist, progressive NAZI spin or redefinition will be accepted.

    This matter is not complex at all and requires only common sense.

    If the totalitarians who rammed this illegal, unConstitutional abomination down the People’s throats wish to live in a society where government is granted a complete monopoly of force and the citizens are disarmed, they are welcome to relocate their families to the People’s utopias of China, Russia or Venezuela if they like and see how they like it.

    Shall NOT be infringed.



  3. 0822 permalink
    March 10, 2014 9:20 am

    CT gun owners, review the case settled in US District Court in Louisianian against Mayor Nagan who illegally confiscated firearms. The court ruled it was ILLEGAL. And the court ruling in DC allowed hand gun ownership that had been previously banned. Go to courts ASAP; try to get an injunction against confiscation until the court s decide.


  4. dan permalink
    March 10, 2014 9:56 am

    as the suits slowly move through the courts…YOUR duty is to reform YOUR State militia and request your legislature to approve..yes the same ones that caused the gun registration in the first place…this way you will show that they are evil on all fronts…if they refuse to institute the militia …which was required of all years ago then…they show their true intent of tyranny by their actions…imho


  5. Joe H. permalink
    March 10, 2014 12:51 pm

    Suppose the courts rule in favor of the ban. What next? Are people going to just turn ’em in? Don’t think so.


  6. Yank lll permalink
    March 10, 2014 2:04 pm

    The crooked courts helped create this intentionally.. Romanian Rules.. that’s all you need to do.

    Yank lll


  7. March 10, 2014 5:31 pm

    When you agreed that they can confiscate your money (taxation) you established the principle that they will use to confiscate your guns. It is all or nothing, they can confiscate everything from you or you allow them to confiscate nothing from you. The choice is yours.


  8. DAN III permalink
    March 11, 2014 2:01 pm

    “Let the courts settle this”. Hahahahahahahahahahahahah…..



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