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“The Constitution did not guarantee public safety, it guaranteed liberty…”

jefferson

The longer this lopsided debate (I say 'lopsided' because those who can immediately, wrongly and unconstitutionally end it with one executive order are in near total power) the more the pro-Constitution voices state perfectly and eloquently the truth that keeps us free in the face of those voices that intend to make us less free and less safe. This Connecticut man is the latest to make complete sense as he addresses Connecticut lawmakers on their gun control intentions...

Meet Robert Steed, a resident of Vernon, Conn. who took three days straight off work to attend several gun control hearings in Connecticut. On March 14, Steed was more “aggravated” than usual with lawmakers and he let them know it in his fiery testimony, telling them that they were “coloring outside the lines of constitutional parameters.”

“This is the third day I’ve taken off of work to come here to, like so many of the rest of us, to plead with you for us to keep our guns because of some wing-nut in Newtown, Connecticut,” he said. “If that isn’t inherently wrong, I don’t know what is. That these bills are even in proposed form is scary enough. That any of you could possibly be undecided is scary enough. What are you looking at?”

He went on: “I can’t for the life of me understand how this state can have as many gun laws on the books as it does and have members of its Legislature need to take firearms 101. And as far as what I felt were potshots taken at the NRA, they’ve done more for gun safety– they’ll do more for gun safety this weekend than this committee will do in your careers.”

[...]

Last week, Steed told lawmakers who believe legislation will prevent tragedies that “evil exists” and “sometimes things are beyond your control.”

“Adam Lanza commits a crime, and I’m here to gr0vel and plead for my rights and explain to you that my firearms are kept safely?” he asked rhetorically. “I keep hearing the word “solution”… you’re not going to find a solution, it doesn’t exist. You can’t find a broad brush solution to evil.”

This is the cold hard truth and reality the knee-jerk lawmakers on state and federal levels refuse to see and understand. And when it is blindingly pointed out to them, they become condescending and patronizing ... to their employers who are pointing out these arrogant employees are failing at their (sworn oath) jobs...

Connecticut state Rep. Steve Mikutel (D) refuted Steed and said lawmakers can craft a solution to gun violence. “We can solve this,” he said.

Mikutel admitted that “we live in an open free democratic society,” therefore lawmakers won’t be able to address all violence in society. If the U.S. was a “dictatorship” Congress would have a better chance of dealing with violence, but that’s not the way they want to go, the Democrat added.

“You’ll get a better handle on it maybe in a dictatorship where they just go in and take all your guns and lock-down, and they’ve got big brother watching all over you everywhere, they’ve got cameras on every corner, cameras in every neighborhood,” the Democrat continued.

Mikutel explained that Connecticut doesn’t want to go down that route and so it makes lawmakers’ job more “difficult.”

(emphisis mine)

Yes, the democrat lawmaker went there, obviously ignorant, in total denial or lying about the privacy invasive situation(s) we currently live under in the United States, with more to follow. My question to Rep. Steve Mikutel is, "Was that a threat or a promise?" Listen to the whole exchange here (George posted it earlier), then make this video and story go viral. By the way, something else you will not hear in the MSM: "Connecticut wooed gunmaker Bushmaster’s parent company days before Sandy Hook massacre - Freedom Group was offered a low-interest, $1 million loan for a Stamford headquarters, but after the Bushmaster AR-15 was used in Newtown, the proposal was canceled." ... Connecticut poll: "Most oppose more gun control measures"

Meanwhile, New York Gov. Cuomo shows us a prime example of what governing and legislating from "feelings", instead of from the guidelines outlined within the U.S. Constitution, looks like...

Gun control activists hailed New York lawmakers in January for quickly passing the first tough gun restrictions since the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

“Common sense can win. You can overpower the extremists with intelligence and with reason and with common sense,” boasted Cuomo to reporters in January before he signed the bill.

Intelligence, reason and common sense, three traits Cuomo obviously doesn’t possess.

But after weeks of criticism from gun owners, Mr. Cuomo said on Wednesday that he would seek to ease the restriction, which he said had proved unworkable even before it was scheduled to take effect on April 15.

The gun-control law, approved in January, banned the sale of magazines that hold more than seven rounds of ammunition. But, Mr. Cuomo said Wednesday, seven-round magazines are not widely manufactured. And, although the new gun law provided an exemption for the use of 10-round magazines at firing ranges and competitions, it did not provide a legal way for gun owners to purchase such magazines.

As a result, he said, he and legislative leaders were negotiating language that would continue to allow the sale of magazines holding up to 10 rounds, but still forbid New Yorkers from loading more than 7 rounds into those magazines.

“There is no such thing as a seven-bullet magazine,” Mr. Cuomo said at a news conference. “That doesn’t exist. So you really have no practical option.”

And the nation's biggest nosey-nanny: "Michael Bloomberg gave $2 million to his anti-guns group"

"I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery." ~ Thomas Jefferson

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