I am ashamed of my home state of Connecticut right now. For the last few months our politicians have been using dead children shamelessly to push
this so-called assault weapons ban, and in the words of Chicago mayor Rahn Emanuel, they haven't failed to let this serious crisis go to waste and it
gave them an opportunity to do things they couldn't do before. The assault weapon part is only what you've heard. Here are the parts you haven't
-The Connecticut General Assembly is completely controlled by the governor''s Democrat party and they have rubber stamped everything he ever asked,
including the largest tax increase in the state's history as well as his massive spending program to the point where the state has to borrow money
just for operating expenses. He's touting he had bipartisan support but in reality he had only maybe five Republicans supporting this bill. Just as
many Democrats voted against the bill.
-FYI this is the same governor who passed a law hiding how bad the state's finances were until AFTER the election, so that the voters wouldn't use his
spendthift policies as a factor against Democrat candidates.
--The governor misrepresented the need for this bill to get emergency cetification, which allowed his bill to bypass the public safety commission to
weed out the mistakes, bypass the committee to check to see if it's even constitutional, and send it directly to the general assembly for
approval...or shoudl I say, rubber stamping.
-The governor originally set up his own committee to research the feasibility of the laws he wanted...but when they broke down from being unable to
come to a consensus he simply decided to ignore his OWN committee and he went ahead anyway.
-The parts about the assault weapons bad are just the NICE parts. He just calls it an assault weapon ban to get people to support it. It ALSO
includes ban on magazines that hold more than ten rounds, and current owners have to register them. HOW THE FLIP DO YOU REGISTER A GUN MAGAZINE? It
also makes it a felony to even possess ammunition unless you have a government issued permit. My mother who's holding onto my deceased father's deer
rifle and ammunition to keep his memory alive is now a felon. Seriously!
-Here's a bit of brilliance- if you have one of these registered magazines and you put it in another gun you bought after the ban goes into effect,
even if it's the exact same model of firearm, you're still a felon. It's lietrally that retarded.
-Then there's the most mind blowingly phony bit of all- The governor is specifically allowing manufacturers in the state who make these things to
continue making them for sale to people in other states. If these items are as dangerous as the governor says they are, is he saying he doesn't care
if these things instigate mass murder in other states?
All last year and all this year I've been trying to tell people that these Democrat candidates they're voting for are poison and yet they mindlessly
swallow everythign they say liek sheep without even bothering to see what they're even doing. Yes there are probably poisionous Republican candidates
elsewhere but here in Connecticut it's the Democrats who are poisonous. Case in point- as soon as one of these candidates was elected he proposed a
bill outlawing all firearms that can contain more than ONE round. Double barrelled shotguns, deer rifles, all banned. You can keep the ones you have
as long as you belong to a gun club...the nearest of which costs $1600 per year to join. Apparently in Connecticut only rich people are allowed to
have the second amendment right.
Anyone who seriously thinks that registering magazines and making elderly mothers into felons was meant to prevent school shootings and not harass law
abiding citizens with ridiculous red tape is an idiot. The complete and utter gullibility of people here who are mindlessly swallowing the governor's
propaganda to conceal his using the state as his personal plaything goes beyond the pale. Once upon a time the rule of thumb everyone followed was
"question authority". Nowadays, it's deteriorated into "believe any damned fool thing the politicians tell us". What the heck happened?
I am ashamed of my home state of Connectucut right now.
edit on 5-4-2013 by GoodOlDave because: (no reason given)