CT Gov. Malloy's Sandy Hook Commission Calls For Restrictive Gun Ban, Constitution Be Damned
[Editor's Note: Although a heavily Democratic state, Malloy barely won the Connecticut election in November 2014. A perfect opportunity presented itself to send this Marxist traitor and criminal conspirator back to his wealthy friends in Stamford and Greenwich, where he can do less harm. Ultimately, he won by 2.1% of the vote, but on the night of the election ii was less than 1%. His republican opponent, Tom Foley, should have pushed for a recount before conceding, which he did the very next day. No state in the union is being railroaded into a Stalinist communist straight jacket (controlled society) more quickly than Connecticut, thanks to Comrade Malloy and his crew of Loony Tune Leftist, Constitution-trampling, liberty-smothering "advisors." When will the people of Connecticut wake up and smell the Marxist "coffee" being brewed for them?]
January 24, 2015
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy’s [right] Sandy Hook Advisory Commission wants to institute onerous new gun laws and it has said it doesn’t care if the laws are unconstitutional.
The 16 commission members — experts in education, mental health, police work and so on — are specifically insisting that Connecticut ban the sale of any gun able to fire more than 10 rounds at a time without reloading, ABC News reports.
Second Amendment advocates and gun manufacturers oppose the proposed ban, which would be in addition to a 2013 Connecticut law that outlaws guns defined as “assault weapons” and ammunition magazines defined as “large capacity.”
Commission members admit that they have no regard for the constitutionality of a ban on multiple rounds (more than 10).
“Whether or not this law would stand the test of constitutionality is not for this commission to decide,” commission member Bernard Sullivan [right], a former Hartford police chief, said.
“The commission has expressed very strongly that this is a statement that is needed regarding the lethality of weapons,” he added, according to ABC.
Another commission member, Hamden, Conn. Mayor Scott Jackson [left], said the commission wants to see its draconian restrictions across the country.
“We’re hoping that some of our recommendations will go far beyond the borders of the state of Connecticut,” Jackson proclaimed.
In a meeting on Friday, commission members also indicated that recreational shooters would simply have to live with the draconian new laws they have proposed.
The onerous new rules for gun ownership make sense in the minds of commission members because Adam Lanza massacred 20 young children and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. in December 2012.
[According to Connecticut State police] Lanza used a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle.
In addition to guns, the Sandy Hook commission has previously insisted that homeschooling must be tightly regulated.
Back in September, the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission called for a new law forcing every homeschooling parent with a child who has been labeled with a behavioral or emotional problem to submit to a host of strict regulations.
That particular scheme put forth in the commission’s draft recommendations on mental health would require homeschooling parents to submit individual education plans regularly to a local education bureaucrat.
School officials could then decree whether parents may continue to educate their own children. Administrators could pull the plug on parents’ homeschooling plans just by declaring that the child failed to make “adequate progress.”
Gov. Malloy’s Sandy Hook Commission is expected to complete its work and submit its final report in February .
Noting her own outrage that Americans continue to tolerate gun violence, Penrose asked audience members to raise their hands if they thought laws intended to prevent gun violence have been successful. No one raised a hand.
“I think I’m in agreement with you and, unfortunately, drastic times require drastic measures,” Penrose said, according to CTNews Junkie. “I think the Second Amendment is misunderstood and I think it’s time today, in our drastic measures, to repeal and replace that Second Amendment.”
She then proposed leaving it to the states.
“The beauty of a ‘states’ rights model’ solution is it allows those of you who want to live in a state with strong restrictions to do so and those who want to live in a state with very loose restrictions to do so,” she said.
Penrose also called the entire U.S. Constitution woefully obsolete, saying popular allegiance to it is misplaced.
“Why do we keep such an allegiance to a Constitution that was driven by 18th century concerns?” she asked, according to CTNewsJunkie. “How many of you recognize that the main concern of the 18th century was a standing army? That’s what motivated the Second Amendment — fear of a standing army.”
You’d think Penrose, who teaches constitutional law, would know that the United States already has jurisdictions with highly restrictive gun laws. Cities such as New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C., have enacted draconian measures — all with little effect.
In April, Malloy signed a highly restrictive gun control bill into law. Shortly after that, Colt firearms announced it would be leaving Connecticut for greener pastures.
Colt Moves Its AR-15 Plant To Texas Over Gun Control Laws
April 9, 2013
Magpul left Colorado over new gun control laws and Beretta followed suit when Maryland went down the same anti-2nd Amendment path.
Now Colt Competition, which makes AR-15 style rifles, is leaving Connecticut. It’s heading to Texas, which is one of America’s most business-friendly and gun-friendly states.
So far, no one knows for sure if Governor Rick Perry personally recruited Colt Competition, but he has been reaching out to other gun companies. For example, he sent this tweet to Magpul.
Rick Perry tweet ["Come on Down to Texas"]
Last month Dennis Veilleux, president and chief executive officer of Colt’s Manufacturing Company, warned Connecticut that it might have to move if the state passed anti-gun legislation.
“This will have consequences for dozens of Connecticut companies and thousands of workers. …(Colt is)constantly approached by other states to relocate. Someday soon, I will again be asked why we fight to keep well-paying manufacturing jobs in Connecticut. I will be asked why we should continue to manufacture in a state where the governor would make ownership of our product a felony. Unlike in the past, there will be few good answers.”
The liberals in charge of that state didn’t listen and as a result, Connecticut is going to lose thousands of jobs and millions in tax revenue. It couldn’t happen to a more deserving state.
what the Government carried out at Sandy Hoax is called Trauma Based Mind control that is something that the Sheeple know nothing about
bvikay • 5 days ago
In order to be a citizen of the soviet state of CT, you have to prove that you hate the constitution and lack common sense. The mindset of this commission proves it
ratamacue76 • 5 days ago
There is no need for commissions concerning tragedies such as this. When a commission or something of the sort is formed it is only so that the already decided end result "in this case gun control and denial of 2nd Amendment rights" appears to be legitimized.
Great Caesar 0bama • 5 days ago
None of these proposed laws would have saved a single child at Sandy Hook. Not one. The sleazy left USES the bodies of dead children as propaganda to push its anti-freeedom agenda.
So, just WHY is the socialist left so anti-gun? Simple: they read the 2nd Amendment and UNDERSTOOD it. They know that the purpose of the 2nd amendment was not hunting. It was not for personal defense. It was to give THE PEOPLE the ability to resist or even overthrow the government if the government became oppressive.
As Thomas Jefferson said "No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"
The socialist Democrats have every intention of becoming tyrannical and oppressive...and the 2nd Amendment scares them.
Great Caesar 0bama Buster • 5 days ago
Oh, I've heard that lame excuse before. Tell it to the handful of Bolsheviks who overthrew the Czars.
Tell it to Fidel Castro and Chi Guevara and their motley crew of rag-tag peasants who overthrew Batista who was supported and aided by the U.S.
Maybe you should tell it to the Afghans who ran out the Soviets and are about to do the same with the U.S.
Don't forget to tell it to the farmers who fought off the most powerful country in the world in the 1770s.
And no, the government is NOT "the people." As the FOUNDERS of the U.S. knew, and is clearly lost on you, the government is a necessary evil that typically serves to OPPRESS the people. The whole purpose of the Constitution is to LIMIT the power of the federal government.
Of the three, the federal government, the states, and the people, the federal government is supposed to have the LEAST power.
Believe me, Jefferson and the Founders were MUCH smarter than you.
EDIT: By the way, before I get my phone tapped by the NSA, I am not ADVOCATING anything. I'm merely stating the purpose for which the 2nd Amendment was written and why the left hates it. The best way to get rid of the tyrannical left is via the ballot box.
George Mason Buster • 2 days ago
Try to find the moral, no military now matter how powerful can defeat a determined population armed mainly with small arms.
MikeL_in_SD • 5 days ago
It is time to accept the First Amendment needs some re-working. What this "commission" is proposing is simply treason and can not be tolerated. You can't yell "fire" in a crowded movie theater, you can't talk about killing the President (unless the President is a Republican, then you can make a movie about it) and Liberals should no longer be allowed to continue proposing violations of the Second Amendment for the sake of non-existent "safety" concerns. This proposed ban would not have prevented Sandy Hook". These liberals are simply trying to use this tragedy to promote the notion that anything done to promote "safety" trumps fundamental constitutional rights. This should be recognized as treason and dealt with appropriately. The members should at least be stripped of their civic jobs and stripped of their citizenship...
Rick DeMoss • 5 days ago
"Administrators could pull the plug on parents’ homeschooling plans just by declaring that the child failed to make “adequate progress.” And just what recourse do parents have, when the public school does even worse than show a lack of "adequate progress"?
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