On Gun Control and Sandy Hook
“Never let a crisis go to waste”
~ Rahm Emanuel ~
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
Connecticut has strong gun laws that help combat the illegal gun market, prevent the sale of most guns without background checks and reduce risks to children, according to the Brady Campaign. In the organization’s 2009 state scorecards released for all 50 states, Connecticut … has the nation’s fourth strongest gun laws.
“Connecticut has done more than most states to combat illegal guns and has worked to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. In fact, Connecticut has a one-of-a-kind law that allows a judge to remove guns from people who have been determined to be a threat to themselves or others,” said Ron Pinciaro, President of CT Against Gun Violence
After the Sandy Hook massacre, liberals everywhere seem to be jumping back on the Assault Weapons Ban bandwagon again. This is an extreme reaction, and infringes upon all of our Constitutional rights. We aren’t even absolutely sure if a Bushmaster .223 AR15 was even used, initial reports stated that it was found in the trunk of the shooter’s mother’s car.
By Friday afternoon, Democrats were calling to reinstate the AWB, and most would think that Feinstein is getting ready to introduce legislation because of this tragic incident. They would be wrong, Feinstein was already preparing to reintroduce the AWB, the above piece was published Nov 6, 2012 (election day)
Feinstein explains why she trained and armed herself with concealed carried weapons, above
This link addresses some facts about what is, and what is not an assault weapon. Simply put, an assault weapon is military grade capable of multiple bursts at minimum, and fully automatic machine-gun fire for most. A civilian AR15 is not capable of being used in this manner, even if someone tried to modify one, it may not work as expected.
There is already an assault weapons ban in place, and it’s been there since 1934 after Al Capone’s hey-days and the rampant use of Thompson (Tommy machine guns) full automatics by criminal gangs.
excellent audio from Levin at this link
Originally published as “Gun Laws” on October 15, 1970 in The Libertarian Forum
Chinese citizens are disarmed, and suffer great, sometimes the ultimate, loss of liberty
“… children and their parents don’t give much thought to safety at the community’s lone school — mostly because some of the teachers are carrying concealed weapons. In the remote area, the nearest sheriff’s office is 30 minutes away, and people tend to know — and trust — one another. So the school board voted to let teachers bring guns to school.
“We don’t have money for a security guard, but this is a better solution,” Superintendent David Thweatt said. “A shooter could take out a guard or officer with a visible, holstered weapon, but our teachers have master’s degrees, are older and have had extensive training. And their guns are hidden. We can protect our children.”