Skip to comments.Even compliance with Connecticut 'assault weapon' ban not enough for gun-haters
Posted on 02/04/2014 3:02:23 PM PST by marktwain
The anti-gun jihadists of the Connecticut government, who boast that the state's ban of so-called "assault weapons" (recently upheld as "Constitutional" by a federal judge despite his admission that the banned firearms and magazines are "in common use," and thus deserving Second Amendment protection even under the narrowly written Heller decision) is now the most draconian in the nation, are not satisfied with mere compliance with every detail of the law. They demand abject, terrified worship of the law. This is illustrated by comments made in response to resident gun manufacturer Stag Arms' attempts to gain clarification from the Connecticut State Police on whether or not the company's new design for a .22 Long Rifle caliber rifle would meet the state's oppressive requirements.
The police are claiming that they are under no obligation to provide that clarity, which means that if Stag builds the new design, and the state determines that it is not in compliance (with a law that even the federal judge who upheld it admits that "several provisions of the legislation are not written with the utmost clarity"), the company will find itself in legal hot water. As the CT Post reports, Governor Malloy's office is unsympathetic:
"It's not the job of law enforcement to give a stamp of approval for a company or an individual's actions," said Andrew Doba, a spokesman for Malloy. "It's the job of law enforcement to protect public safety. Instead of trying to figure out ways to get around the common-sense gun laws that were passed last session, gun manufacturers should join the efforts of the vast majority of residents who support having safer communities, free of gun violence."
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Time for Stag to pull up stakes and move to friendlier climes.
Time for all gun and accessory manufactures to stop selling to anyone in CT.
Stag Arms needs to leave and take it’s jobs with them.
Gun manufacturers should leave CT (and NY, for that matter). We could use some good jobs in northwest Florida, where people have a strong work ethic and would welcome good jobs of any kind. Come on down!
Stag has no business still being in Connecticut at all. And no legitimate maker of modern rifle has an business ever selling anything to the govt of Connecticut ever again.
Winchester has at least some of its operations in Mississippi, moved from Illinois. Just a day or two ago I read that Benelli USA is leaving Maryland and headed to Tennessee.
The move by Benelli is a sad thing for me, although I left the Washington Burbs a few years ago. With the exception of Baltimore and the counties surrounding Washington, outdoor activities equal any other part of the country in Maryland. The eastern shore is home to some of the finest waterfowl and deer hunting available. The Chesapeake Bay is more hospitable to Sailing, but lots of people make their livings as hunting and fishing guides on and around the Bay.
Virginia was home to me, but I enjoyed many FREE days and nights in the state of Maryland. FREEdom seems to be a thing of the past in the state.
Slightly off topic: I once owned a construction company. We built concrete foundations. One day an OSHA representative shows up to the site. My foreman asked the representative if the excavation met OSHA standards. (if the banks of an excavation are not shelved properly, a cave off could injure or kill a construction worker). My guy thought they were OK, but he wanted to make sure. The OSHA guy wouldn’t tell him. He more or less said that we would find out after we put men into the hole whether or not we would get a citation. My guy pulled the crew off the site. Government regulation for you.
Espescially the cops, state troopers, sherrifs, etc.
This ia a kina old article, but still chilling. Stag needs to skedaddle out of there into a state that is still at least marginally sane, like almost anywhere south of of the Mason-Dixon line.
I’m not sure I would want to cross a man who digs holes and then fills them up with concrete for a living. To many places to dispose of unwanted things, like OSHA inspectors.
The law’s authors intended to use the law to entrap their enemies.
We are one step closer to CW 2.
Stag Arms need to get off their butts and move out of that crap hole called Connecticut.
Once had an OSHA Affirmative Action hire tell us that our guys need to be wearing life vests and have a boat on site since they were working near a drainage ditch that had water flowing in it 5 inches deep.
Couldn’t find it in her book, but she was sure it was in there
It’s time for these gun and ammo manufacturers to stop business with the government of the state of connecticut.
These government thugs shouldn’t be able to use weapons that the public is denied access to.
Connecticut needs fewer firearms manufacturers and more welfare collecting minorities anyways, sanctimonious, yankee, liberals that they are.
These gun haters are no good racists. They know that ridding society of guns will hurt the black gang banger the most. Anyone who wants to take those illegal guns from the blacks are racist bigots.
The gun grabbers won’t be satisfied until every private citizen is disarmed and the only people with firearms are the government’s jack-booted goons.
In the mining industry, I have seen the same thing from MSHA inspectors. If you try to get a specific answer to a question such as how high a worker has to be from the ground before fall protection is required (to mention but one), you cannot. They will write citations if they feel like it.
It’s treason to enforce these laws.
The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. Don’t give an inch to those who want to control you. The safest communities are those where the good guys have fire arms.
The second amendment does not give us the right to bear arms. We as humans have that right from our Creator. We can vote to buy and build anything we choose to do because we ourselves have that right. To deny people their rights, the government looses its only honest claim to their subservient exercise of the same right.
If the anti-gunners really believed that the purpose of the law was to have safer communities, free of gun violence, you would expect that they would be glad to explain the exact scope of the law. Evidently their purpose is something else.
Good point. I have no idea why Kimber is still located in Yonkers, NY.
Well, it’s understandable that for a small manufacturing company, especially one that requires a trained, skilled labor force, there are many obstacles to picking up and moving. Aside from the obvious physical and staffing issues there are considerations of finance, logistics, etc. Still, I would love to see firearms manufacturers move out of the gun-hostile northeast to warmer, cheaper, more hospitable climes.
PS: There are a lot of 1911 enthusiasts who think Kimber makes great firearms, but won’t buy them because the company is New York.
“We as humans have that right from our Creator.”
True, but your argument falls flat with Liberals who don’t believe in a Creator. We aren’t dealing with rational, fair-minded people; there are no absolutes with them except their own evil.