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Even compliance with Connecticut 'assault weapon' ban not enough for gun-haters
St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 4 February, 2014 | Kurt Hofmann

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: banglists; ct; guncontrol; ruleoflaw
I am sure that some one will come up with the Ayn Rand Quote. This deserves it.
1 posted on 02/04/2014 3:02:23 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Time for Stag to pull up stakes and move to friendlier climes.


2 posted on 02/04/2014 3:06:28 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker

Time for all gun and accessory manufactures to stop selling to anyone in CT.


3 posted on 02/04/2014 3:08:03 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: marktwain

Stag Arms needs to leave and take it’s jobs with them.


4 posted on 02/04/2014 3:08:09 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: marktwain

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!


5 posted on 02/04/2014 3:08:14 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: marktwain

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.


6 posted on 02/04/2014 3:10:27 PM PST by thorvaldr
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To: headstamp 2

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.


7 posted on 02/04/2014 3:23:13 PM PST by billhilly (Has Pelosi read it yet?)
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To: marktwain

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.


8 posted on 02/04/2014 3:26:02 PM PST by fhayek
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To: marktwain
“Did you really think we want those laws observed?" said Dr. Ferris. "We want them to be broken. You'd better get it straight that it's not a bunch of boy scouts you're up against... We're after power and we mean it... There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt. Now that's the system, Mr. Reardon, that's the game, and once you understand it, you'll be much easier to deal with.”
9 posted on 02/04/2014 3:35:53 PM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: taxcontrol
Time for all gun and accessory manufactures to stop selling to anyone in CT.

Espescially the cops, state troopers, sherrifs, etc.

10 posted on 02/04/2014 3:53:08 PM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: marktwain

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.


11 posted on 02/04/2014 3:53:09 PM PST by Afterguard (Liberals will let you do anything you want, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: fhayek

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.


12 posted on 02/04/2014 3:56:36 PM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: marktwain

The law’s authors intended to use the law to entrap their enemies.
We are one step closer to CW 2.


13 posted on 02/04/2014 4:06:59 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: marktwain

Stag Arms need to get off their butts and move out of that crap hole called Connecticut.


14 posted on 02/04/2014 4:32:53 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: fhayek

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


15 posted on 02/04/2014 4:34:28 PM PST by digger48
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To: taxcontrol

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.


16 posted on 02/04/2014 4:56:41 PM PST by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: marktwain

Connecticut needs fewer firearms manufacturers and more welfare collecting minorities anyways, sanctimonious, yankee, liberals that they are.


17 posted on 02/04/2014 4:58:13 PM PST by RC one
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To: marktwain

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.


18 posted on 02/04/2014 5:06:44 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: marktwain

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.


19 posted on 02/04/2014 5:09:07 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: fhayek

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.


20 posted on 02/04/2014 5:13:08 PM PST by HartleyMBaldwin
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To: marktwain

It’s treason to enforce these laws.


21 posted on 02/04/2014 5:23:23 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: marktwain

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.

JoMa


22 posted on 02/04/2014 5:57:41 PM PST by joma89
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To: puppypusher

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.


23 posted on 02/04/2014 6:13:34 PM PST by Hardslab
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To: marktwain
From the tyrant quoted in the article: "... gun manufacturers should join the efforts of the vast majority of residents who support having safer communities, free of gun violence."

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.

24 posted on 02/04/2014 7:22:36 PM PST by William Tell
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To: clintonh8r
Gun manufacturers should leave CT (and NY, for that matter).

Good point. I have no idea why Kimber is still located in Yonkers, NY.

Mark

25 posted on 02/04/2014 8:32:18 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: MarkL

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.


26 posted on 02/04/2014 10:01:30 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: MarkL

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.


27 posted on 02/04/2014 10:03:46 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: Hardslab

“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.


28 posted on 02/05/2014 12:42:47 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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