Thursday, April 4rd, 2013 will live in infamy as the day that Connecticut legislators usurped the legislative process to pander to their anti-gun agenda with hopes of furthering their political careers. In one, fell, unethical swoop, the Connecticut legislature made clear that they had no regard or consideration for the rights and vocal opinions of their constituents.
Legislators spent much time during their respective sessions patting themselves on the back for making a united front against property rights, the right to self defense and the right to bear arms. They should be ashamed of themselves, if they can put aside their political goals long enough to feel the effects of what they have done to good people in Connecticut.
In passing this legislation, the legislature has sent several clear and horrible messages:
· Adults that can serve in war but are not yet 21 cannot own the civilian, semi-automatic versions of what they would be sent to war with.
· A citizen who wishes to abide by the law will always be at a defensive disadvantage to their attacker who will not download their magazines with the state mandated 10 round limit.
· The latest defensive technology will no longer be available to citizens, only to criminals. Future generations in Connecticut will be left completely without this technology.
· Manufacturers of firearms and accessories that the state has demonized are no longer welcome in this state and the state will lose the revenue and all of the jobs associated.
· Legislators have no interest in making anyone other than criminals safer.
Democrats blocked along party lines the motion to divide this bill into appropriate sub sections. This act alone is a great indicator of the political agenda that is being sought. There is no reasonable excuse why this would be a partisan issue. This issue has been fought against by Democrats and Republicans alike for its moral deficiencies. The only fair vote would be for each issue on its merits.
Democrats blocked the motion to deal with each issue on its own merit to force the issue down the citizens’ throats.
Hopefully legislators in Connecticut are about to face the same fate as the Federal legislators who were voted out following the Federal AWB of 1994. The State of Connecticut has kicked a hornet’s nest. Their vote tallies on this bill will make an excellent guide for the next election.
The legislators not only voted away the rights of the good citizens of Connecticut today, they did so with eagerness.
Connecticut Carry is dedicated to advancing and protecting the fundamental civil rights of the men and women of Connecticut to keep and bear arms for defense of themselves and the state as guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Constitution of Connecticut.