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Gun Control Sent Me Packing
The Hartford Courant ^ | February 14, 2014 | Judy Aron

Posted on 02/15/2014 8:51:18 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

What's your line in the sand?

When do you finally say, "Enough," decide to sell your house, pack up your things and move your life to another state that offers more freedom and liberty?

For me and my family, the straw that broke the camel's back was the ludicrous and oppressive gun legislation enacted last year in Connecticut by progressive Democrats and weak-kneed, unprincipled Republicans.

We are gun owners. We had been members of Connecticut Citizen's Defense League and many other Second Amendment and liberty organizations. There was no way we were going to submit to registration of anything that we owned, nor were we going to be restricted in defending ourselves by limiting the number of bullets in our magazines as a result of the state's new gun laws.

Our guns did not kill those children in Sandy Hook, and yet Connecticut wanted to punish us for it. We are cheering for those who have decided not to register and we respect others who decided not to risk becoming instant felons. Our choice was simply to leave.

Nothing in the new gun laws would have prevented Adam Lanza from murdering. Being students of history and both descendants of Holocaust survivors, my husband and I are aware of the gun control, citizen disarmament agenda. We decided we would have no part of registration and the subsequent confiscation that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his cohorts thirst for. We understand fully that gun control isn't about guns, it's about control.

We decided not to put our ability to defend ourselves in jeopardy, especially after the Cheshire home invasion. In speaking to legislators such as Sen. Beth Bye, D-West Hartford, and Sen. Martin Looney, D-New Haven, we understood full well that they were not finished and that more anti-Second Amendment legislation was forthcoming. It's just a matter of time before they place high taxes on ammunition and heap other crazy requirements on gun owners in Connecticut with the sole purpose of making it impossible to own or use a firearm.

The Republican minority was complicit in destroying constitutional rights in Connecticut, so we couldn't even go to Senate Minority Leader John McKinney of Fairfield or House Minority Leader Larry Cafero of Norwalk for help. We decided not to stick around for yet another election cycle to stop this insanity, because progressive culture and uninformed voters continue to elect people who erode our rights.

It was time to leave Connecticut. It's a state riddled with political corruption, which has ripped Second Amendment rights from citizens while taxing them to death and redistributing wealth to illegal immigrants and nanny state freeloaders.

We are not alone in our decision to leave Connecticut. The exodus has begun in earnest as people clamor to move anywhere where there is more economic opportunity, smaller government, less crime and more freedom. Their children have already left the state because there are no real career jobs to be had. Texas, Montana, Wyoming, Tennessee, North Carolina are some choices for people who are leaving, but we decided on New Hampshire.

The motto "Live Free or Die" is not taken lightly here. There's no state income tax and no sales tax, and gun rights are still intact. All it took was $10 and a short form to get our concealed carry permits. We can walk around all day with holstered guns and no police will bother us and the citizens don't freak out either. It's one of the safest states in the country, too. People here understand that guns are tools and are not to be banned just because they look scary. We can hunt and set up our own shooting range on our property without anyone saying we can't.

I take much satisfaction in knowing that my state representative and senator are committed to preserving Second Amendment rights. A gun control bill was soundly defeated just this past week by liberty-loving New Hampshire legislators.

There's a growing liberty community here as well, as a result of the Free State Project, and they are working to keep New Hampshire free. Freedom to live as you choose without a big nanny state government behemoth dictating how you live is quite refreshing.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; connecticut; fthem; newhampshire

1 posted on 02/15/2014 8:51:19 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Judy deserves a big atta-girl.


2 posted on 02/15/2014 8:54:01 PM PST by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.ha)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I approve,,,,But carefully. We must not forget what has happened in Colorado as disgruntled people move from socialist states into free ones,, and then soon begin to create the socialist policies they found comfortable.

If you move to a free state, its all or nothing. We don’t want you if its socialism plus owning a gun you want. You have to embrace the whole enchilada. We like fracking, BBQ, religion, schools that do not teach America hate, marriage the way it was supposed to be, etc,,,,


3 posted on 02/15/2014 8:58:00 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Um... You can’t set up a shooting range in town, so they must have bought way out of town with some serious acreage.


4 posted on 02/15/2014 9:06:15 PM PST by FXRP
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We almost pushed Constitutional Carry through in New Hampshire in 2012 when the Republicans had a super-majority in the house and majority in the Senate. The bill got to the Rat governor’s desk, and he of course vetoed it. The Republicans overrode several vetoes that year and voted on it again, but didn’t have enough votes to override this veto (by a small amount). They figured, ‘oh well, we’ll get it next year when we have a new Republican governor.’

But, nope, the residents of the state elected a new Rat governor Maggie Hassan and switched the House to Rats. They probably won’t ever get a chance again at Constitutional Carry.


5 posted on 02/15/2014 9:14:27 PM PST by AlmaKing
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Judy: Welcome to the old Bill Loeb “free territory” of New Hampshire.

Now you will have to fight the red hordes from NY and Massachusetts who want to turn Manchester into “Little Moscow”.

Send them packing like the snows did to Napoleon’s armies.


6 posted on 02/15/2014 9:22:42 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: KC Burke

Is the Fighting in Conn.?


7 posted on 02/15/2014 9:34:13 PM PST by Big Red Badger ( - William Diamonds Drum - can You Hear it G man?)
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To: DesertRhino

“I approve,,,,But carefully.’

I agree... I live in Idaho, and a lot of people seem to be inclined to move here from the left coast. We really don’t want them if they are going to bring their B.S. with them...


8 posted on 02/15/2014 9:38:12 PM PST by babygene ( .)
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To: DesertRhino

Yes, co has been polluted by liberal idiocy. I for one intend to ignore the magazine law. If I want additional magazines I will buy them.


9 posted on 02/15/2014 10:06:26 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Texas, Montana, Wyoming, Tennessee, North Carolina are some choices for people who are leaving

In Texas we like our guns, AND WE WILL KEEP THEM!

10 posted on 02/15/2014 10:16:57 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: DesertRhino

I second that whole-heartedly.


11 posted on 02/15/2014 11:01:14 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Texas Fossil
In Texas we like our guns, AND WE WILL KEEP THEM!

Tell that to David Koresh. While the Davidian compound may have had a lot of guns, they also had a lot of people. There were probably fewer firearms per adult in that compound than the average Texas home at the time the ATF attacked. They did a lot of damage and killed a lot of people over a couple of tax stamps.

12 posted on 02/16/2014 12:11:57 AM PST by tpmintx (Gun free zones are hunting preserves for unarmed people.)
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To: DesertRhino

I’ve kind of lost track since the CO magazine disaster, and Magpul’s departure. Has there been much in the way of pushback, and are there plans by any conservative CO politicians and/or groups to undo those laws?


13 posted on 02/16/2014 1:47:34 AM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: KC Burke

She can move if she wants. I’m in Colorado, and plan to stay and fight.


14 posted on 02/16/2014 1:53:51 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: RandallFlagg

Given the scale of CT abuses and the future political picture she noted, I’d say her choice was a different matter from the CO situation. CO caught the problem early and made the morons pay a political price while there was no such pushback possible in CT. In addition, the CO sheriffs have stiffened their resolve there while there is no equivalent in CT. Leaving the field where there is an untenable defensive position while preserving your ability to fight another day seems prudent to me. YMMV...


15 posted on 02/16/2014 3:01:28 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I applaud them for their tough decision but I also grieve that any state has to be abandoned to the leftist cruds.


16 posted on 02/16/2014 4:06:17 AM PST by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: tpmintx

Never forget that Hillary Clinton, Billy Jeff’s enforcer, met with Gov. Ann Richards shortly before the massacre of innocent women and children in Waco by federal forces. She is the current Democrat front runner for president. Your constitutional rights are never safe when Communist Democrats are in charge of the government.


17 posted on 02/16/2014 4:58:17 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Texas Fossil

hate to say it.. Texas is turning blue before your very eyes.. You have a Rat infestation problem and they are running to your state for the jobs. They are bringing the very crap they created in the last state.

They need to be educated that the problem they fled from is of their own creation.


18 posted on 02/16/2014 5:55:02 AM PST by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Congratulations on your successful escape, but...
A gun control bill was soundly defeated just this past week by liberty-loving New Hampshire legislators. indicates that the enemy still lurks, and is making attempts.
Of course I can say that about my very own Texas.

Good luck!

19 posted on 02/16/2014 5:59:11 AM PST by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good for you! One wonders whether the liberals will get the message, though, being so dead set on reforming society to what they think is desirable.

I’m starting to think about the direction of the state in which I live, Virginia. It won’t take much to get me to leave if the northern carpetbaggers gain more and more control.


20 posted on 02/16/2014 6:25:26 AM PST by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: tpmintx

Waco was not about a firearm stamp. It was about dampening the zeal for the Patriot movement at the time. It was a total Fed bureaucrat disaster, idiots like Jamie Gorelick and Janet Reno did that.

You are talking about 1 small group. Texas is huge and those who will keep their guns are many.

Remember, the Texas revolution started when Santa Anna tried to take the guns away.

Remember, during Reconstruction they tried to do the same in Texas. That was short lived and did not work well. Texas was a hazardous place to peddle such crap then.

It still is now.

By the way, did you notice that Remington is “expanding” to AL? The reality, they may keep some manufacturing in NY (for a while) but eventually they will move completely.

Why are the ComDems so desperate to disarm us? Just look at those examples where it was done before.

No, Texas is not going to be disarmed.


21 posted on 02/16/2014 6:45:55 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: cableguymn

Don’t give up yet.


22 posted on 02/16/2014 6:47:19 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: KC Burke

Bad choice! Future son-in-law’s parents moved to NH 20 years ago. They are now complaining about MA residents moving into the state as pointed out by another Freeper. Should have gone south in a right-to-work state where people don’t just have a motto but act as well.


23 posted on 02/16/2014 7:14:08 AM PST by Boomer One
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To: Texas Fossil; All

“Remember, during Reconstruction they tried to do the same in Texas. That was short lived and did not work well. Texas was a hazardous place to peddle such crap then.”

The Reconstruction government put in a new Constitution that neutered the right to keep and bear arms. When the carpetbaggers were kicked out, the new state constitution of 1876 left in a loophole for the legislators to “regulate” the wearing of arms. That is why Texas had very limited legal carry of firearms for the next hundred and twenty years, and why it still does not have open carry of sidearms today.

http://gunwatch.blogspot.com/2013/08/txcome-and-take-it-means-to-restore.html


24 posted on 02/16/2014 7:53:23 AM PST by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain

Correct.

Some things are changed slowly.


25 posted on 02/16/2014 12:21:27 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: Texas Fossil

Freedom lost is hard to regain.

We lost a lot in the Civil War/War between the states. Yes, it ended slavery, but it would have been better for everyone if it could have been ended without war, like in Brazil.

Or so it seems to this poor mortal.


26 posted on 02/16/2014 1:14:56 PM PST by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain

That which is seen and that which is not seen (but would be best foreseen). F. Bastiat 1849


27 posted on 02/16/2014 7:30:16 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: DesertRhino

Well those folks have to learn to put their socialist thinking to the curb just like the junk they are not planning to to take with them.


28 posted on 02/17/2014 4:17:56 PM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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