Ever since a crazy kid used some stolen guns to kill schoolkids a few towns from where I live, the rights of non-crazy legal gun owners have been under assault. Of course there is no logic in attacking something besides the actual problem, but no one can accuse liberals of comprehending logic or displaying consistency.
So far, New York, Maryland, Colorado and Connecticut have rammed draconian (and unenforceable) gun laws down their citizens throats. None of these new laws would have prevented the Sandy Hook or Aurora massacres. None remove guns from criminals hands. And gun companies have begun to relocate from those states to friendlier turf, damaging the economies of these blue states even more.
On the federal level, gun control has stalled and looks to be moribund thanks to the memory of 1994. That will last until Harry Reid decides he doesn’t want to run for re-election and stabs the NRA in the back on the way out to pasture.
But we can not relax. The gun grabbers will not stop attacking us, and as long as that is the case, we have to win every fight, and they only have to win once. Playing by their rules is just a form of slow suicide.
Here’s an article in the American Thinker:
It’s time to stop playing defense, and start making the gun grabbers pay a price for their actions.
I am referring to legal methods, of course.
What have you done? What are you planning to do? (Don’t email or comment about it; it’s a rhetorical question)
I hope you can answer those questions for yourself honestly. And I hope the honest answer is not “nothing”.
I apologize for the sparse postings lately, but we have been extremely busy fighting the gun grabbers and making preparations for the worst-case scenario. By now you have probably heard the news. The worst-case scenario has come true.
In a knee-jerk response to Sandy Hook, Connecticut’s Democrat-controlled legislature passed a comprehensive array of vague, contradictory, unconstitutional and virtually unenforceable gun laws in the dead of night. Somehow, these idiots think that they can register high-capacity magazines!
The police report on this incident has still not been released.
We still have not seen the autopsy or toxicology reports on the killer.
None of the proposals address mental health.
None of the proposals address school safety.
And the Asshole Governor rammed the law through the legislature under bogus emergency protocols, avoiding public debate and committee review of the law. Someone must be pulling his strings, because Dan Malloy’s former secretary says that he was too stupid to turn on his own computer while mayor of Stamford.
The law took effect immediately, when it was signed by the Asshole Governor at 12:30 at night, but the specifics of the law were not spelled out for dealers or citizens to read. Result: gun stores are sitting on unsaleable guns because this Frankenstein monster of gun laws neglected to exactly define what was and was not permissible under the law. Ammunition manufacturers like Nutmeg Sporting Cartridge can no longer sell to police departments because police departments are not considered a FFL.
Lawsuits have been filed. This will be fought. Many CT-based gun companies are planning to relocate.
A while back, Ruger sent out an communication that offered a way to email each of your federal, state and local representatives with a message urging them to reject new gun laws. Just add your contact info and they did the rest. I did it, and so did a lot of the people I met in Hartford for the public hearing a few weeks back.
Only one of my representatives has responded.
On Jan 28, I received this email from Sen. Chris Murphy (D – CT):
From a link on Drudgereport.com:
Now it should surprise no one that the gun-toting yet anti-gun hypocrite senator from the bankrupt state of California is the first out of the gate with this nonsense. She will undoubtedly have support from fellow gun-toting anti-gunner upChuck Schumer.
The lack of traction that gun control measures have had in recent years is a welcome change. The Supreme Court victories are important, but respect for the second amendment only becomes “real” when it is local.
Connecticut is a moderately blue state at the moment; an influx of wealthy New Yorkers contributed to our leftward drift over the past 4 decades. (Having turned the Big Apple into dilapidated failure, they promptly moved their residencies to towns along the commuter rail line in Connecticut so they wouldn’t have to live in the mess they made, but could still ride the choo-choo into NYC to collect a fat paycheck. They are like the Massholes that move to New Hampshire and try to turn it into Massachusetts part deux with more taxes and more dumb laws).
All of our federal legislators are democrats (though Joe Lieberman is less obnoxious than most), as is the governor. Both houses of the state legislature are controlled by democrats as well.
All is not lost, though. The gun laws here are not as oppressive as they are in our neighbors Massachusetts and New York. I don’t know how Jay G. can stand living in Mass.
Which leads me to this newspaper article by one of the outnumbered republican legislators: