Skip to comments.CONNECTICUT POLICE REFUSE TO ENFORCE NEW GUN CONTROL LAWS!
Posted on 03/10/2014 5:12:22 PM PDT by ozarkgirl
A showdown is developing between a sizable number of Connecticut state police officers and the politicians who passed into law highly restrictive gun control, gun bans, and bans on high capacity magazines. Gun rights legal expert and activist David Hardy reported Friday that 250 law enforcement officers in Connecticut have signed an open letter stating that they will not enforce the new anti-gun and magazine laws, which they consider to be a violation of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
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They chose wisely.
Haven’t there been a couple of false reports of this already?
Respect!!! These guys have cojones!
I did wonder about that before I posted, sounds too good to be true and okay, I admit, I got the link off what a friend posted on facebook however, it did link to American Freedom Fighters which sounded legit and had lots of comments at the end of the article.
When I read the Hardy article, he was skeptical of his source, and said that it had not been validated.
Here is the only source that David Hardy has found for this story:
As Leonidas did before them.
I would like to know how many Connecticut LEOs refused to register their personal firearms?
No sale...They’re on the Kings payroll and will eventually do what the King says.
Very wisely. I predict that many officers trying to enforce this law will wind up dead.
Things might get interesting!
for context it might be good to know the total number of officers in connecticut.
The Blaze says they believe this is a hoax... they could not find a “peace officers association” in Connecticut.
Got my doubts on this one. I watched the Boston Police force people from their homes at gunpoint and then search them for the bomber. There may be a difference but it isn’t a huge one. They just claim they are looking for felons.
Do you have a link for that? I tried to google "blaze connecticut police refuse" but all I got was an article "http://www.examiner.com/article/civil-disobedience-thousands-refuse-to-register-assault-weapons-conn" which didn't mention that.
Would be interested in seeing what they had to say.
“Respect” Do you mean R-S-P-E-C-T?
"I honestly thought from my own standpoint that the vast majority would register," said Sen. Tony Guglielmo, R-Stafford, the ranking GOP senator on the legislature's public safety committee. "If you pass laws that people have no respect for and they don't follow them, then you have a real problem."
Alexander says that many prosecutors and law enforcement officers will refuse to enforce the new laws. Some are on record to that effect, having signed their names to various documents and petitions promising to ignore violations of the new gun control laws. Oathkeepers, for example, is one such organization that numbers among its membership members of law enforcement and military who have vowed to uphold their oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution over the orders of tyrants who would fly in the face of settled Constitutional law.
So we shall see what happens.
Indeed they did, why, if even a minor number of CT gun owners put a gallon glass jug of gasoline behind their front doors, who knows how many SWAT teams could be incinerated in their body armor in the course of an unfriendly door breaching exercise?
It may be legit, I don’t know anything about it. There were others which were false.
Here’s what I read yesterday: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/03/10/rumor-check-are-connecticut-police-refusing-to-enforce-gun-laws/
Somebody needs to interview some of their more wacky state legislators screaming that all these policemen should be fired and arrested for disobeying orders, and that everyone who breaks the law will be put in prison, even though the legislature will have to raise taxes to build more prisons.
You know. Calm, rational stuff like that. Kind of a mix of Captains Bligh and Queeg. Goes over real good with the voters.
Posted on March 9, 2014 by Chris
There are several stories going around involving the Connecticut Police. The first one is one about how most of the CT police are refusing to register their so-called assault weapons. The original story is here: Connecticut halts plans to round up firearms after finding most cops in the state are on the list
The fact that the story is posted on a satire website seems to be lost on most people, judging by the number of times its been emailed to me or posted on Facebook. The very title of the website should be the first clue, Call the Cops: Americas 27th most trusted source for public safety news. The top of the page also lists Our latest 12% factual headlines. In case youre still not sure, the bottom of the page contains a disclaimer:
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. No reference of an individual, company, or government entity seeks to inflict malice or emotional harm.
Yet this story still continues to be spread as the truth.
The second one is worse, in that it appears to be an actual hoax. Unfortunately it also had an air of legitimacy because it originated at a legitimate and well-respected website. Im talking about Some Connecticut police refusing to enforce AW law, which was first posted on the website of noted firearm law specialist and author, attorney Dave Hardy. He writes that he was emailed by one Tyler Jackson, who is the head of the Connecticut Peace Officers Association. Mr Jackson writes that they would soon be publishing an open letter stating that the Connecticut police will not be party to the oppression of the people of the state by enforcing an unconstitutional law.
Sounds great, and the story has been picked up by by many other media sites and passed along. Problem is there doesnt seem to be a Connecticut Peace Officers Association. We have a Police Association of Connecticut, but they dont list a Tyler Jackson as their head, or even a board member or spokesperson. Hardy has since updated the story, saying . Id treat this as a possible hoax. I would have done more digging except that when I posted I was on a plane, as part of 4,000-miles-in-36-hours trip.
These stories play up our hopes that the police will not enforce an unconstitutional law, and I guess we really want to believe theyre true. But passing around wrong or misleading info doesnt help. Ive often said we have truth and facts on our side, all the antis have is emotion and lies. Lets not stoop to their level .. were better than that.
Then, some jerk of a cop Joseph Peterson in his town said he can hardly wait to batter down John Cinque’s door, seize his property, and arrest him. http://www.examiner.com/article/vet-conn-cop-said-i-cannot-wait-to-get-the-order-to-kick-your-door-in
Question for Branford officer Joseph Peterson: just how far are you prepared to go, officer? Murder? It certainly sounds like you're channeling your inner Nazi here. Here's a thought you might want to consider. The Rule of Law dies in CT when the first victim's body hits the floor and is replaced by the Law of the Jungle. Do you like to go home to your family at night? Would you like to live to collect your pension? If you murder your fellow neighbors, they will murder you back. It's called retribution; it is called civil war. Civil wars are NOT civil affairs.
“They chose wisely.”
Here’s the original source of the “250 Cops refuse to enforce” hoax.
Just some journo wannabe fresh out of college making stuff up. He doesn’t source anything beyond his own claim of having spoken to those he names. They only exist in his mind.
This is a recent prior letter sent to 1212 email addresses in CT law enforcement:
An Open Letter to the Men and Women of the Connecticut State Police: You are NOT the enemy (UNLESS YOU CHOOSE TO BE.)
This letter is real.
The one from the officers, I will try and verify.
God bless them!!
The cops in CT can’t wait to kick down some doors all dressed up in their SWAT costumes.
And they will pick the biggest loudmouths who keep saying “come get them.”
They cannot wait to kick them to the ground.
This will end in submission, not revolution.
That’s unfortunate. I thought it sounded too good to be true, imagine police actually standing up for the Constitution they swore to uphold.
Now I’m bummed. But I’m still holding out that there is some truth behind this. My brother is a cop and is all for 2nd Amendment rights so I KNOW there are cops out there who are. I just hope there are some in Connecticut.
I'm a little skeptical, but I would love for it to be true.
Ayup. I wouldn’t let my guard down.
Probably fake, sadly
Interesting. I hope this pressages a welcome trend...
As a Southern boy, the “Total War” strategy and tactics employed by Sherman have filled my heart over the years with both rage and a certain admiration.
If those who would rule us in their governmental roles, rather than serve us, want to push this to a civil war then I hope our ROE are as brutally effective as those of Sherman. We certainly should expect no quarter from them, and we should give none.
It is too bad, I agree. Problem with the whole story is there is no such thing as the Connecticut Peace Officers Association.
It’d certainly help cut short any... Unpleasantness...
“My brother is a cop and is all for 2nd Amendment rights so I KNOW there are cops out there who are. I just hope there are some in Connecticut.”
I know lots of cops. good guys all, as is your brother. what this reminds me of is the line by tommy lee jones in “men in black”. he says something like “ a person is smart, people are stupid”, or something to that effect.
the point being, when you get people in a group, whether cops or anybody else, there is a group think that takes over.
thats what could happen in ct.
No need to repeat it to me, Gunner, I’m with you. Peterson isn’t fit to wear a badge or carry a gun and he should be stripped of both. He’s a threat to the citizenry and to himself.
Going along with an illegal, unconstitutional law will paste automatic bull's eyes on the backs and fronts of all CT law enforcement and their families. The same is true for the prosecutors, legal community, and the print and TV media types.
If you come to terrify us into submission, if you violate our homes, if you steal our property, if you imprison us, if you murder us, then WE, your victims, still get a vote and that vote is terminal.
Many innocents will pay at the hands of these petty tyrants — a first. Then, these petty tyrants will start taking the final “fade to black”. This is war and it will not be fought by Marquis of Queensbury Rules. It will be a dirty war and one fought in the shadows.
Again, I ask those who seek this confrontation: once the killing starts, how do you STOP it? Think about that very, very seriously ladies and gentlemen because we are talking life and death here.
Good question. Connecticut State Police has approximately 1,248 troopers, which does not count local law enforcement. I don't have the total number counting local police. Still, this fraction is a significant number (if true).
CT citizens in November, vote freedom. Throw Gov. Mallory out! Throw the Dems out.
This will end in submission, not revolution.
Your pessimism has me somewhat crestfallen.
Second one being:
The manor and text of this post spells that the author might be a very egotistical, young, aggressive, "gung ho" cop that is drooling at the thought of bloodshed.
Your post has done NIL to support your CT neighbors. I'll conclude by saying this:
May you not have to go thtough what our fellow Americans in CT are going through now. God Bless you....
Not all of em. One says he can't wait.
I wonder now if he was being sarcastic.
One nut gets loose in CT and murders some schoolchildren. So what do they do, try to make CT into one big rubber room.