Just a little over a week ago the Sandy Hook Commission presented its recommendations to Communist Governor Daniel Malloy (D-CT). Among those recommendations were to confiscate all guns that had the capacity to fire more than 10 bullets without reloading. They further showed their disregard for the law by stating that it wasn’t their job to determine constitutionality.
Following the Sandy Hook shooting, in which it is alleged that 26 people lost their lives, people across the political spectrum sough to blame everything under the sun for the shooting except the shooter. Communists and socialists blamed guns (as though they had legs and arms and could get up on their own and kill people) while so-called “conservatives blamed anything from violent video games to music to mental health to anything in between. One thing is for sure, it wasn’t the guns that were the problem and I won’t say there isn’t a certain influence of games of music, but those things are relative. The real reason, at least according to the reports we’ve been given, that Sandy Hook happened was a guy who had crime on his mind.
Though it is questionable about some of the things that are alleged to have happened surrounding Sandy Hook, one thing is clear, Socialists and Communists set their sights immediately on disarming the American people.
Connecticut, being Ground Zero, has felt the brunt of the knee jerk reaction of Communists in their state.
Governor Dan Malloy passed legislation that criminalized law-abiding citizens if they did not register their guns, something eerily reminiscent of the Weimar Republic and eventually the Nazis in Germany. When tens of thousands of Connecticut gun owners refused to comply with the law, it took some time, but now the commission has come up with new proposals.
First the commission decided to recommend a ban on “the sale and possession of any gun that can fire more than 10 rounds without reloading.”
Though the Connecticut legislature decided to ban AR-15s and issue a 10 round limit on magazines that just doesn’t seem to go far enough for these people. Remember, the only way these people will be happy is when the American people have absolutely no arms at all. The goal is complete and total gun confiscation and don’t let anyone tell you different. If they do, ask them how much legislation would be enough?
Though the legislature allowed citizens (that sounds like they are issuing privileges rather than recognizing rights, doesn’t it?) who had banned guns and magazines to keep them as long as they registered or declared them, the commission is out for those guns without any grandfathering. They want total confiscation of any gun that can fire more than ten round without reloading.
Commission members said it was parents’ testimony that convinced them to recommend gun confiscation.
“In one of the classrooms, when the shooter stopped to remove a magazine and put another one in, children escaped from the classroom,” said Norwalk Fire Chief Denis McCarthy, a commission member.
“The single biggest common denominator between them is not mental health, it’s not the structure of the school, and school safety issues, it’s access to, possession of, and use of these weapons of war,” said Dr. Harold Schwartz, Psychiatrist-in-Chief at Hartford Hospital’s Institute of Living.
The only problem for Dr. Schwartz is not one shooting, including Newtown involved “weapons of war.” The Bushmaster AR-15 is not carried into battle by our soldiers and it isn’t the state’s place to restrict the right of the people to keep and bear arms… of any kind!
One member of the commission, former Hartford Police Chief Bernard Sullivan, said, “Whether or not this law would stand the test of constitutionality is not for this commission to decide. The commission has expressed very strongly that this is a statement that is needed regarding the lethality of weapons.”
It’s worse than just what these people label “assault weapons,” which are nothing more than semi-automatic rifles. They want handguns too.
“I believe that if we’re serious about banning assault weapons, it shouldn’t just cover long guns,” former Hartford Chief of Police and member of the 16-member Sandy Hook Advisory Commission Bernard Sullivan recommended at a meeting in March 2014. “It should also cover handguns because the weapons of choice in the urban environment are primarily the 9-millimeter Berettas, Sig Sauer, whatever you want to call them, that have high-capacity magazines that can fire 17 or 18 bullets without reloading because of the magazine.”
However, note their blatant hypocrisy in the fact that, according to the Connecticut Post, “Commission members stressed that the manufacture of such weapons in the state would not be banned.”
Well, why not? Couldn’t people like Lanza break in and obtain these weapons and cause the same damage? Isn’t that what they are selling the people? It’s because there is money involved. That’s why! These people are hypocrites, nothing more.
It seems that the commission came together, determined that mass shootings always involve guns and that they should be confiscated and banned. They failed to address how those guns were obtained. For instance, Adam Lanza allegedly murdered his own mother to steal her guns. He didn’t own any of his own. So all the hoops they have put up for law abiding citizens to jump through would not have stopped Lanza in any respect.
This commission completely ignores not only the US Constitution, but more specifically the State Constitution of Connecticut which reads:
Every citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the state.
That’s more specific than the US Constitution! Yet, these tyrants claim it isn’t their duty to determine whether they are recommending something lawful.
But apparently this commission believes it will not answer to the people and gave excuses for their claim that they aren’t interested in determining whether their recommendations are lawful or not.
Commission chairman and Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson said, “We’re not writing proposed legislation. We’re writing end results.”
Just keep in mind that though these people claimed to listen to parents testifying, they never mentioned the testimony of Mark Mattioli, who lost his six-year-old son at Sandy Hook, who said the problem wasn’t guns, but “a lack of civility.” They also ignored this testimony and this one.
This commission is not interested in the truth. It’s interested in creating more victims and granting more power to an already tyrannical state. They are interested in good intentions, but it seems to me they are merely paving the road to Hell.
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