Because the progressives have only metastasized on the coasts and, so far, Colorado

Courant: Connecticut gun laws unlikely to sway Congress.

Well no s**t, Sherlock. But here’s the narrative being propounded, and why our local Republicans were so foolish to play along:

A model for the nation?

Connecticut’s new gun laws are particularly striking because they have true bipartisan roots.

With support from both Democrats and Republicans, the General Assembly banned more than 100 assault weapons, as well as magazines capable of holding more than 10 bullets, mandated universal background checks and created a registry for existing magazines, assault weapons and dangerous felons.

A Republican stand against this foolish law would have deprived the media of this approach. Months of negotiating produced exactly the result that was predicted, but the final “yes” votes gave the Democrats cover. As always. Pick a fight and stick with it.

And don’t give Livvy Floren a  return ticket to Hartford so she can lead that effort to help Democrats.

 

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15 responses to “Because the progressives have only metastasized on the coasts and, so far, Colorado

  1. Libertarian Advocate

    Yes. I had the unique [dis]pleasure of sitting in on Jimbo Himes’ Town Hall meeting yesterday. He expressed his great pride that Connecticut pushed through great “common sense” gun laws on a bi-partisan basis to create the strictest laws banning “assault rifles” in the country. That is now the Progressive Meme, it was a bi-partisan effort, which in ProgSpeak means the Repugnicants held us down so the Progs could administer a gang rape.

    During the Q&A phase a breathless fellow who’s name I unfortunately forget said, effectively: That second Amendment, I mean it was written like 200 years ago or something, when only muskets existed. The framers of the constitution couldn’t possibly have imagined the kind of arms that exist today, we should just get rid of it. Much loud applause followed from the mostly blue hairs in attendance. Jim Himes let out a smarmy chuckle at that.

    The Progressives’ “musket argument” – invariably perceived by the person regurgitating it as a brilliant observation all their own – is a complete canard.

    The framers certainly did indeed anticipate technological advances, not just in firearms but all types of useful items which is why they provided a means to develop a patent system in the U.S. Constitution itself. See, e.g. U.S. Constitution, Art I, Section 8, cl. 8.

    The First Amendment to the Constitution, which protects the Free speech and press rights Progressives so loudly claim to value dearly was adopted simultaneously with the Second Amendment and all the others too of course. At the time of it’s adoption, the means of exercising First Amendment rights were mainly limited to the Soap Box and one’s own voice, the quill pen and the printing press. Today, well more than 200 hundred years later, that same amendment also protects content expressed in: photographs, film, musical and voice recordings, electronic media, television, radio and the internet. God willing it will do so for as long as our awesome Republic survives.

  2. AJ

    ‘Colorado gun control lawmaker doesn’t realize magazines can be reloaded’

    “…At an April 2 forum on gun control that was hosted by The Denver Post, “the senior congresswoman from Denver appeared to not understand how guns work,” the paper said.

    When she was asked how a ban on magazines holding more than 15 bullets would be an effective deterrent to gun violence, this is what the brainiac said:

    “I will tell you these are ammunition, they’re bullets, so the people who have those know they’re going to shoot them, so if you ban them in the future, the number of these high capacity magazines is going to decrease dramatically over time because the bullets will have been shot and there won’t be any more available.”

    These shiny brass-and-lead things, see, are bullets, and, you know, once you shoot ’em, well, then, um, you know, they’re gone and with them, um, the clip thingies too…”

    http://www.naturalnews.com/039799_gun_magazines_reloading_myths.html

    • Libertarian Advocate

      A.J.: Shhhhh. Don’t tell her she’s a fooking idiot. Let her keep talking.

  3. Anonymous

    They’re going for the guns.
    They’ve floated the idea and soon will try to steal retirement assets.
    Then they will try and steal your children.
    Statists.

    • Anonymous

      If you believe that you should emigrate now while you can.

    • Libertarian Advocate

      Wow. Is she like a pod person or something? Her eyes look dead.

    • msnbc is clearly high

      then we make better investments for our kids…sort of like jerry’s kids as an ms fundraiser…so govt wants to use your kids as props and pawns to satisfy their agendas…it takes a village, right….govt cant run the po, govt cant run schools, now govt should run your kids, right. everybody gets food stamps and told when to shit, sounds like a prison recipe run by a police state. great. I will never watch msnbc again ever.

  4. Libertarian Advocate

    Speaking of Progressives: John McCain is in the news again:

    http://patriotupdate.com/2013/04/mccain-i-dont-understand-filibustering-gun-control/

    • One can only honor McCaine’s courage and patriotism for so long, and he exhausted his credit with me long ago. I still honor his service to our country, but as a politician he’s just another enemy of the people.

      • Anonymous

        Agreed. The time has come to get rid of the old guard Republicans who have collegially cooperated in this massive over spending, taxation, borrowing. Its not just the Dems.Go Chris!

      • TheWizard

        I held my nose and voted for him in 08 although I was really voting for vice president, and I grumbled under my breath about his backstabbing of conservatives for years.
        When he publicly insulted Rand after the filibuster, I wrote his office an not-typical-of-me expletive laced diatribe pointing out how he is the poster for term limits.
        When the chips are down, you can count on McCain to give cover to the democrats. I can’t stomach the guy anymore.

  5. Takes lead to make bullets.
    Took lead to make white paint when Brits. banned lead in Colonies.
    Free want guys painted their houses white.
    Sent 2 clear messages.
    Free thinker and don’t mess…..
    Proud member of the Carbon family, Lead won.
    Will again ‘cuze….
    City slicker dominated politics then, as in 80% of Brit troops were London boys.
    Check out coast and Colorado similarities as in demography….Dumbinate cities rule as in Boston, L.A., Chicago, NYC, NEWHAVENBPORTHARTFORD, Miami ….
    Lead no longer needed for PC correct paint,,,,so what do we do ?
    Paint our houses GREY or GRAY ?
    Soon ?