Skip to comments.Connecticut halts plans to round up firearms after finding most cops in the state are on the list
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 dads 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 ...
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.”
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...
Never trust the government, and never let your guard down...
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.
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.
Pretty sad when it’s hard to tell satire from truth.
it must be here by now, you got suckered, this is a hoax
I know, because it suckered me too :)
Even if this is fake, it is accurate.
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.
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?"
I did a google search and this is all over the net, but quotes only this one source. Lets hope its 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. Thats 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, THATs government.)
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.
It’s a satire site, UNFORTUNATELY!
The Police were specifically exempted from the Connecticut law as I understand it.
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
And never trust the MSM to report all the truth.
The first ones to DIE!
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.
Must be different folks in CT than CA. CA citizens rolled over for assault weapons registration years ago without even a wimper.
Connecticut wouldn’t do ANYTHING like stopping a roundup. Mallory HATES guns.
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.
Yeah! Because until the law is repealed, it is still there to be used.
haha Connecticut —egg on your face!
It only counts as “satire” if it’s an exaggeration or somehow ironic. This is not.
Well, who's to say that isn't exactly how the gun grabbers have it planned anyway?
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.
Amen to both...
One commenter had the perfect solution—those fools who passed the law should be the first to lead in the confiscation!
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.