Vengeancia Here’s excerpts and videos related to this unfolding drama in Connecticut. Here’s the “Hit List”, PDF. Are you sure you want to be a “resident?” Here’s the first article from SHTF Plan. “The war on liberty is coming to a head in Connecticut, where tens of thousands of gun owners have refused to comply with their state government’s gun registration laws. Officials have literally ordered those who failed to meet the registration deadline to surrender their firearms or face arrest.”
‘The State of Connecticut is now demanding that gun owners across the state turn in all newly-banned, unregistered firearms and magazines or face felony arrest. The State Police Special Licensing & Firearms Unit began mailing out notices to gun owners who attempted to register their firearms and accessories with the state but did not do so in time for the Jan. 1 deadline of Connecticut’s newly enacted gun control law. The law bans the sale of magazines holding over 10 rounds and “assault rifles” manufactured after 1994 and requires that residents who possessed either before the ban to register them with the state.’ [Read more].
“It doesn’t take a stretch of the imagination to understand that the enforcement of this law can only come at the barrel of a gun. Therefore, we can conclude that we may soon see SWAT-style raids on the homes of suspected law breakers. Because we’re talking about gun confiscation, you can be fully assured that the state will not be knocking nicely, and they won’t be asking residents to exit their homes.”
“They’re going in full force. But Americans simply don’t take well to being told what to do, especially as it relates to their Second Amendment rights.
“These unreasonable demands, which have yet to pass muster with the U.S. Supreme Court, have prompted Mike Vanderboegh of Connecticut’s Sipsey Street Irregulars to go on the offensive. Earlier this week Vanderboegh publicly posted the names, addresses, phone numbers and provided direct access to pictures of all CT legislators involved with passage of the gun confiscation bill, saying that since the government has a list it “seems obvious to me that it is thus only fair to list those anti-constitutional tyrants.”
The Daily Sheeple reports:
Sometimes you just have to fight fire with fire. And that is exactly what Mike Vanderboegh has chosen to do. The state of Connecticut wants to make a list – a list of gun owners. So, Vanderboegh has created his own list – a list of those state legislators who are insisting that certain firearms be banned or registered.
“Here is the post, A Sipsey Street Public Service Announcement: The Connecticut Tyrants List:
“The state of Connecticut is making lists of firearm owners to raid. It seems obvious to me that it is thus only fair to list those anti-constitutional tyrants who will have blood on their hands the moment the first Connecticut citizen is shot by the CT state police while carrying out their orders. I will be sending these folks my own email later today.
“CT State Senators voting Yes on ‘An Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety, also known as Public Law 13-3 or Connecticut Senate Bill No. 1160,’ 3 April 2013. List includes home addresses. Photos and home phone numbers of these tyrants are available here.” Read more.
“As promised, Vanderboegh followed up his list with an Open Letter to the Legislative Tyrants of Connecticut sent to all CT legislators where he extensively details the impact of Connecticut’s new law and which he closes with a plea to legislators in an effort to prevent the potential for violence that may result in the event of a state-mandated gun confiscation:
‘(Excerpts via Sipsey Street Irregulars) To the CT State Senators And Representatives who voted Yes on ‘An Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety, also known as Public Law 13-3 or Connecticut Senate Bill No. 1160,’ 3 April 2013.
‘And, yes, I said tyrants. You bought it, in the form of the woefully misnamed “Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety,” you own it, you are certainly — if you get your way — going to pay for it like it or not, so you might as well own up to it. Look in the mirror. That’s what a tyrant in the 21st Century looks like. Mather Byles, the Massachusetts Loyalist of the Revolutionary period — our first civil war — once famously asked, “Which is better – to be ruled by one tyrant three thousand miles away or by three thousand tyrants one mile away?” The Founders themselves were just as suspicious of unrestrained democracy as a means of tyranny. This is why they gave us a republic of limited powers and the rule of law, to limit those who would misuse democracy to create a new tyranny. Yet that is precisely what you’ve done. Own it.
‘You know, in Greek mythology Cassandra, the daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy, was given the gift of prophecy. She could see exactly what was going to happen to her endangered city. Yet she was also cursed with the burden of never being believed. The frustration was said to have driven her mad. Never have I come closer to understanding Cassandra’s curse than these past months.…
‘We are at a crossroads. You, in the arrogance of your power and your ignorance of the people you seek to dominate are extrapolating from your own cowardice — you believe that just because the government orders these folks to knuckle under that they will do so BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT YOU WOULD DO. You mistake them, and your mistake is, in the fullness of time, going to get people killed. And who do you think these people who you victimize — these people who you will have state agents seek to round up and kill — who do you think they are going to blame for that? It doesn’t take Madame Lawlor and his crystal ball to predict that such people — victimized by their own state authorities in an unconstitutional law that likely will be found to be null and void anyway — will blame the people who sent the killers. Which is to say, you….
‘This is deadly serious stuff, this foray into an undiscovered country that you have so blithely entered upon, like blind men and women tap dancing in a minefield you scarcely comprehend. Fully eighty-five percent of the people you targeted with the law — the people that YOU AND YOU ALONE made into lawbreakers — have just told you by their noncompliance to take your unconstitutional law and stick it where the sun don’t shine. Does that not tell you ANYTHING? These people are ARMED.They are familiar with the finer points of marksmanship. They are principled in a way that perhaps only the Founders would understand — at the risk of their own lives. So what part of “Oh, HELL no” don’t you understand? You have been playing with titanic forces. You are going to send armed agents of the state to their doors to work your collective and collectivist will upon THEM? You have unintentionally sown the wind and if things go predictably south you will reap the whirlwind.
‘BUT IT IS WITHIN YOUR POWER TO REVERSE. You own the weather machine, as it were. I’m not asking you to repeal the law, although that makes perfect sense to me. No, I realize that too much of your ego, your own false vision of omnipotence is wrapped up in it to do THAT. What I am asking you to do — no, what I am BEGGING you to do — is to use your power to suspend the enforcement of that Intolerable Act at least until it is ruled constitutional or not by the United States Supreme Court. “An unconstitutional law is null and void.” Do you really wish to risk death and destruction upon innocent people — upon us all — on a bet against the odds? Is your appetite for your own citizens’ liberty, property and lives that insatiable? Or now, as the likely unintended consequences of your actions have been directly explained to you, are you willing to reconsider the menu choices? What will your political fortunes be when the first shots are exchanged over this? When the first innocents are killed in carrying out your will? What will your arrogance, your ignorance, your insufferable pride be worth to you then? What will it be worth to any of us? Starting a bloody civil war seems an odd way to avoid “violence against children.”
‘Praying that my advice fares better than Cassandra’s, I am, sincerely,
Smuggler and alleged leader of a merry band of Three Percenters
(You can read the full text here)
“The importance of what’s happening in Connecticut and how its citizens are responding cannot be understated. What we have here is a government that has directly violated the Second Amendment of the United States of America by legislating forced gun registration with the penalty of confiscation of said firearms and felony imprisonment for those who refuse to comply. They have now threatened all Connecticut residents with arrest if they refuse to turn over their firearms. In coming days and weeks, unless Mike Vanderboegh’s warnings are heeded, we will begin to see police-state raids of homes belonging to anyone suspected of owning an unregistered firearm or accessory.
“Keep in mind that this legislation has not yet made it to the U.S. Supreme Court, so Connecticut state officials intend to confiscate guns through the use of force and without a judiciary review of the Constitutionality of the laws they passed.
“There will be those in Connecticut who surrender their firearms. But a growing sentiment across the United States suggests that there will be those who will simply refuse to submit to the will of the state. If Connecticut goes through with this and sends heavily armed police personnel to the doors of Constitutional Law-abiding citizens it is not out of the question to suggest that we will see bloodshed and violence when these gun confiscations begin.
“The people have had enough and many Americans are preparing to stand their ground.” END OF ARTICLE READ MORE
“Cassandra (also called Alexandra) in Greek myth, the prophetic daughter of Priam, king of Troy, and Hecuba his wife. For Homer, who knows nothing of her prophetic gifts, she is the most beautiful of Priam’s daughters. It was according to a later tradition that she was loved by Apollo and given the gift of prophecy, but when she refused his love he condemned her to the fate of always prophesying truthfully but never being believed.” Read more.
“In 2022, the United States of America celebrates once a year “The Purge”, a 12-hour period when any crime is allowed including murder. The result is an economical growth and society free of homeless, sick and unproductive persons. James Sandin is a successful salesman that sells security systems for the houses. He lives with his wife Mary and his teenage son Charlie and daughter Zoey in a fancy house in the suburb. During the purge, James seals his house and plans to watch a movie with his family. However, Charlie sees a stranger fleeing from a group that is hunting him down and he disarms the security device and lets the man in. But the leader of the group gives an ultimatum to James: if he does not deliver the man to the group, they would kill the whole family. Now James has to find where the man is hidden and decide his fate.” Read more.
“As you know, thousands of Connecticut residents are continuing to defy the state’s new gun control laws which require gun owners to register their “assault” weapons and “high-capacity” magazines. Connecticut officials allegedly sent a letter to gun owners, who failed to comply with the new registration requirements, detailing the “options” citizens have in order to be in compliance with the law, as reported by AmmoLand. In light of the speculation of the authenticity of this letter (as shown below), today, we and our friends at the New American have each contacted the Connecticut State Police in order to confirm its validity.” Read more.
Officials in Connecticut Stunned by What Could Be a Massive, State-Wide Act of ‘Civil Disobedience’ by Gun Owners
On Jan. 1, 2014, tens of thousands of defiant gun owners seemingly made the choice not to register their semi-automatic rifles with the state of Connecticut as required by a hastily-passed gun control law. By possessing unregistered so-called “assault rifles,” they all technically became guilty of committing Class D felonies overnight.
Police had received 47,916 applications for “assault weapons certificates” and 21,000 incomplete applications as of Dec. 31, Lt. Paul Vance told The Courant.
At roughly 50,000 applications, officials estimate that as little as 15 percent of the covered semi-automatic rifles have actually been registered with the state. “No one has anything close to definitive figures, but the most conservative estimates place the number of unregistered assault weapons well above 50,000, and perhaps as high as 350,000,” the report states.
Needless to say, officials and some lawmakers are stunned.
Due to the new gun control bill passed in April, likely at least 20,000 individual people — possibly as many as 100,000 — are now in direct violation of the law for refusing to register their guns. As we noted above, that act is now a Class D Felony.
Mike Lawlor, “the state’s top official in criminal justice,” suggested maybe the firearms unit in Connecticut could “sent them a letter.” However, he said an aggressive push to prosecute gun owners in the state is not going to happen at this point.
Lawlor, the undersecretary for criminal justice policy in the state Office of Policy and Management, also suggested that the legislature should reopen the registration period to encourage more gun owners to register their firearms.
You may recall the viral photo of Connecticut gun owners waiting in line to register their guns in December, which one person said reminded them of the “Weimar Germany.”
An Open Letter To Governor Malloy On Gun Control
Dear Governor Malloy:
I’d like to address you regarding the crisis currently taking place in Connecticut with gun registration. But before I do, let me preface my statements contained herein, with my deepest condolences and sympathy to the victims and families of the Sandy Hook tragedy.
First, let us remember what led to the shooting. Adam Lanza STOLE his mothers LEGALLY OWNED guns to commit this heinous act. Bearing that in mind, the great state of Connecticut in their infinite wisdom felt more gun control laws were needed, despite the fact that Connecticut already had some of the strictest gun control in the nation already in place when Sandy Hook occurred.
So what did your state come up with Governor? An “Assault Weapon” Gun Registry! You sir, signed a bill making law-abiding citizens FELONS for not registering the guns they’ve owned for years. Let’s break this down for a minute.
An “Assault Weapon” is a term that was coined by politicians to make scary looking guns sound scarier. Now an “Assault Rifle” (more commonly called a “Service Rifle”) is a rifle issued to our troops that is a “select fire” weapon. This means the gun has the capability to fire more than one bullet with one pull of the trigger. What the Connecticut legislation has done, is demonized a rifle (the AR-15) that is nothing more than a clone. In other words, these rifles that you’re calling “assault weapons” function NO DIFFERENT THAN ANY OTHER HUNTING OR SPORTING RIFLE. To clarify this even more, it’s the equivalent of putting a Ferrari body onto a Chevy Cavalier. It may look like a hot rod, but it’s still a fuel-efficient “four banger” under the hood. So essentially your state Governor, has decided to regulate something based solely on its appearance.
Now let’s talk about registration. First, I’m a bit perplexed as to how a Connecticut gun registry would’ve prevented Sandy Hook. That’s the reason for this registry, right Governor? Surely you don’t think that Adam Lanza would’ve registered the guns he STOLE from his mother before he committed the murders in Newtown, do you? Of course you don’t. You’re an educated man Governor. You and I both know that a registration wouldn’t have prevented that tragedy.
Finally, let’s talk about your debacle in Connecticut. The bill you signed required all so-called “assault weapons” to be registered by the end of the year. Seems like that didn’t work out so well either, did it? You now have up to 300,000 unregistered so-called “assault weapons” in your state. That means you’ve successfully made felons out of possibly more than 100,000 law-abiding Connecticut citizens. Doctors, lawyers, pilots, factory workers, single mothers, now all felons in the largest act of civil disobedience your state has ever seen. Your prisons are full of murderers, rapists, child molesters, kidnappers, and drug dealers, and you’ve got room for 100,000 brand new felons?
Governor Malloy, your tenure in the Governors mansion would be much more well served if you focused on maximum penalties for those already convicted of violent crime, rather than criminalizing your citizens with an unconstitutional law. As for my organization, we can only hope that this act of civil disobedience will cause you to re-evaluate the law. We both know that jailing 100,000 law-abiding Connecticut citizens will make you look like a childish fool, political suicide actually!
So now what? You’ve got a couple of options as I see it. You could ignore this legislative disaster that you’ve created, and hope America forgets. But you’ve gathered so much negative press already from your states citizens rebelling, that’s not likely. You could initiate an attempted confiscation and arrest on law-abiding citizens for failing to register, but if they already gave you the big fat middle finger by not registering, what are the odds that there going to just “hand over” THEIR LEGALLY OWNED WEAPONS? If I know gun owners (AND I DO), that’s a very bad idea. How would you feel about being solely responsible for starting the next American Revolution Governor? So option two isn’t a good choice either. That being said Governor, I implore you to do what is not only Constitutional, it’s the only sensible decision to be made. Repeal the law, and start examining methods to truly reduce violent crime, methods that involve keeping violent offenders behind bars.
Eric T. Reed
Gun Rights Across America, President/Founder
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