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Connecticut halts plans to round up firearms after finding most cops in the state are on the list
CALLTHE COPS.NET ^ | March 06,2014 | CALLTHE COPS.NET

Posted on 03/08/2014 4:01:57 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER

Connecticut halts plans to round up firearms after finding most cops in the state are on the list

Connecticut has been making news due to their hastily passed gun registration laws. According to some sources as few as 15% of gun owners have actually registered their firearms. News Blogs have been warning state officials are talking about mass confiscations of the unregistered firearms.

Plans for these confiscations hit a snag when a legislative intern dared to ask a question. “Who will be going door to door to take all the guns away?” asked the 21-year-old college senior.

Reportedly multiple people in the room in the most sarcastic voices they could muster said “the police”.

The unnamed intern then pointed at the list and said, “my dad’s name is on the list, and he is the police chief. I see three other names on this list of family members, all cops.”

(Excerpt) Read more at callthecops.net ...


TOPICS: Humor
KEYWORDS: cop; gun; satire
As far as I can find this report is legit. We can only hope!
1 posted on 03/08/2014 4:01:57 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Bottom of the website:

“This site is a satire of the current state of Law Enforcement, Fire Fighting and Emergency Medical work. Stories posted here are not real and you should not assume them to have any basis in any real fact.”


2 posted on 03/08/2014 4:06:00 AM PST by PaulCruz2016
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I’ve been following this on FR for a few weeks. Strange, though, here in CT there is NOTHING in the newspapers or local radio about the situation...


3 posted on 03/08/2014 4:07:33 AM PST by ransacked
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Comments at the site indicate it's a spoof. Watch out for the "Department of Disinformation" to kick in to try to confuse and misdirect. If non-compliant gun owners think most of the LEO's are on their side, the might actually be blind-sided.

Never trust the government, and never let your guard down...

4 posted on 03/08/2014 4:08:04 AM PST by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
"Call the Cops This site is a satire of the current state of Law Enforcement, Fire Fighting and Emergency Medical work. Stories posted here are not real and you should not assume them to have any basis in any real fact. Heck we tend to leave in spelling and grammer errors just to prove we is not the professional media. "
5 posted on 03/08/2014 4:08:15 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Missed it!


6 posted on 03/08/2014 4:09:01 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

The comments at the site imply it is satire and also there are varying opinions as to whether LEOs/active military are exempt from this law or not.


7 posted on 03/08/2014 4:09:30 AM PST by expat1000
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To: ransacked

Americans can be lied to, swindled, cheated and disrespected ad infinitum until the TV tells them there’s a problem. Since TV is a tool of psychological warfare - good luck with waking up the sleep walking public.


8 posted on 03/08/2014 4:11:43 AM PST by x_plus_one (The harvest is great but the workers are few. Salman Rushdie is still in hiding.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Pretty sad when it’s hard to tell satire from truth.


9 posted on 03/08/2014 4:11:47 AM PST by Glenmore
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To: SWAMPSNIPER; Admin Moderator

it must be here by now, you got suckered, this is a hoax

I know, because it suckered me too :)


10 posted on 03/08/2014 4:17:12 AM PST by RaceBannon (Lk 16:31 And he said unto him If they hear not Moses and the prophets neither will theybe persuaded)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Even if this is fake, it is accurate.


11 posted on 03/08/2014 4:18:56 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Satire. Personally, I’ve never had much interest or inclination to knowingly read what tries to pass for satire nowadays.

To me, satire should be a mechanism to expose hypocrisy, deceit or other reprehensible behavior of government or other organizations/people. It is most effective when its use is in an open-minded society where truth matters.

This country is not that, period. We are hopelessly ideologically divided, and satire is pointless in my opinion. Moreover, most times the ‘satire’ is just a slight mutation of real fact, and when it is hidden (e.g., not overtly disclosed up front)it only becomes a tool of the left. We need facts and information that can be credibly used, not diversion.


12 posted on 03/08/2014 4:20:52 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: expat1000
The comments at the site imply it is satire and also there are varying opinions as to whether LEOs/active military are exempt from this law or not.

Best thing is to do it the same way NYS did: "We know we're illegal under this law, too, but we won't enforce it against ourselves or our friends. Who's gonna stick up for your side, just because law and logic are on it?"

13 posted on 03/08/2014 4:23:26 AM PST by 300winmag (Whatever CAN go wrong has already happened. We just don't know about it yet.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I did a google search and this is all over the net, but quotes only this one source. Let’s hope it’s true.

As a young manager a senior manager, in reference to an incredibly stupid rule the company had just made, said to me, “We have the power of position. That’s not much power. People do what we say out of respect and habit. So we should never give an order that we know will be flagrantly disobeyed. It damages our ability to give orders on anything and expect them to be followed.”

Now, government has more than the power of position. But if they use it, they automatically create a coercive police state and that generates serious resistance in terms of gunfire and bombs. Far better that everybody obeys out of respect and habit. That means they should only do things that people see the need for and cooperate willingly with. (Now, THAT’s government.)


14 posted on 03/08/2014 4:26:54 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Well, SWAMP, satire or not, those walking up to anyone’s door, to actually confiscate even certain types of guns better be coming with an entire detachment of State Police, and those who are on the list had better be just as organized, because if the Police pull it off, those citizens can know that the next step will take place and the next until there are no guns except in the hands of Law Enforcement, the Military, and Government, and the real tyranny can then take place at governments leisure.

I used to think, (got to stop thinking) State Government was the last bastion of defense, but they have been taking lessons from Washington DC for so long they too have forgotten that it is the people with individual rights that rule, not government. The state legislatures are just as dangerous to freedom and liberty, as Dee Cee is. There are precious few states where real freedom still has a chance against the combined forces of the Capitol in DC and your own State Capitol.


15 posted on 03/08/2014 4:31:37 AM PST by wita
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To: Lazamataz; SWAMPSNIPER

16 posted on 03/08/2014 4:34:50 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

It’s a satire site, UNFORTUNATELY!

The Police were specifically exempted from the Connecticut law as I understand it.


17 posted on 03/08/2014 4:36:36 AM PST by The Working Man
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To: smoothsailing; All

For those that missed it - the above site is satire for cops and other public safety folks.

Here is one for the military - The Duffle Blog

http://www.duffelblog.com/2014/03/alcohol-skit/#!yYBqv


18 posted on 03/08/2014 4:36:47 AM PST by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: PeteB570

http://www.callthecops.net/about-us/


19 posted on 03/08/2014 4:43:40 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Dubh_Ghlase
Never trust the government, and never let your guard down...

And never trust the MSM to report all the truth.

20 posted on 03/08/2014 4:52:10 AM PST by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: PaulCruz2016
“Who will be going door to door to take all the guns away?”

The first ones to DIE!

21 posted on 03/08/2014 4:54:13 AM PST by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Even if this is fictional, it is a wonderful teaching moment in civics. One of the RKBA memes should loudly be: any law enforcement officer who is called upon to enforce this law should consider that his oath of office requires him to resign.


22 posted on 03/08/2014 5:04:56 AM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Must be different folks in CT than CA. CA citizens rolled over for assault weapons registration years ago without even a wimper.


23 posted on 03/08/2014 5:09:38 AM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Connecticut wouldn’t do ANYTHING like stopping a roundup. Mallory HATES guns.


24 posted on 03/08/2014 5:12:00 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: The Working Man

I would expect the enforcers to be exempted, as well as the politicians and their associated Union thugs, party donors, bureaucrats and political hacks.

I would not expect to see the doors of any inner city gangsta cribs being kicked in, nor confiscation SWAT teams venturing into any Muslim enclaves.

Enforcement is typically quite selective, and I presume confiscation will be too.

Race (White), religion (Christian or Jewish) and political ideology (they have the voter registration and political donation data base as well as NRA Membership lists and whatever else the NSA cares to share with them to compare with their “scofflaw” list, you can bet) will be factors in determining who gets visited by the gestapo first, and who will be “taught a lesson” and “made an example of”.

Anyone who resists will be used to reenforce the propaganda that all NRA or TEA Members, Veterans or whoever can be associated with the probably dead insurgent are “radical/violent/terrorists”.

Thousands of sheeple will cheer the gestapo on and bleat with delight while they mow you down and / or incinerate your home and family.

I keep getting a sinking feeling that this is probably not going to end well.

If you think that armed resistance is going to work, check with those who resisted gun confiscation under Hugo Chavez in Venezuela a few years back.


25 posted on 03/08/2014 5:19:59 AM PST by George Varnum (Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light...)
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To: Dubh_Ghlase

Yeah! Because until the law is repealed, it is still there to be used.


26 posted on 03/08/2014 5:24:49 AM PST by sport
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To: sport

haha Connecticut —egg on your face!


27 posted on 03/08/2014 5:27:58 AM PST by brooklyn dave
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To: theBuckwheat

It only counts as “satire” if it’s an exaggeration or somehow ironic. This is not.


28 posted on 03/08/2014 5:39:33 AM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: Glenmore
Pretty sad when it’s hard to tell satire from truth.

Well, who's to say that isn't exactly how the gun grabbers have it planned anyway?

29 posted on 03/08/2014 5:46:54 AM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Glenmore
Pretty sad when it’s hard to tell satire from truth.

I'm betting that it's close to the truth.
Here in Colorado, LOTS of police, sheriffs and deputies are hunters and firearms enthusiasts.
30 posted on 03/08/2014 6:40:46 AM PST by RandallFlagg ("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
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To: PaulCruz2016

A good hoax is always based on a partial truth. LEOs often have the mindset that they personally *need* better and more powerful firepower.

And it does not take a “rocket surgeon” to figure out that this registration scheme is nothing but a confiscation scheme. So, while LEOs generally do want to obey the law, like everyone else, they are far less likely to obey stupid laws that can hurt them.

So, bottom line: yes, LEOs likely have a LOT of such weapons, and are also not likely to register them, especially if they can avoid doing so. For example, I can imagine a lot of them having caches with friends just across the state borders. Having your gun an hour drive away is far better than not having one at all.


31 posted on 03/08/2014 7:10:19 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: piroque; sport

Amen to both...


32 posted on 03/08/2014 8:25:06 AM PST by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: Feckless

One commenter had the perfect solution—those fools who passed the law should be the first to lead in the confiscation!


33 posted on 03/08/2014 8:31:57 AM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: SgtHooper

I challenged Chet Edwards in the 90’s over the Golden Cheeked Warbler. Told him don’t send some young deputy with kids to get shot, come yourself. Never got an answer, I’m sure it was included in my Secret Service file.


34 posted on 03/08/2014 9:15:56 AM PST by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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