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Press Release Boo-Boo Reveals Lots About Rights-Preventing Gun Prohibitionists

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Last week, a year after the passage of rushed and poorly drafted gun restrictions in Connecticut, the organization Connecticut Against Gun Violence issued a press release celebrating the anniversary and deriding gun owners for continuing to call for repeal of the law.

Fairfield, CT Last April, following the senseless slaughter of 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook, the Connecticut General Assembly took a courageous action. It voted "yes" in a bipartisan effort to strengthen the state's gun laws with common-sense measures that make our communities safer. It did so while respecting Second Amendment rights, as confirmed by a federal court decision upholding the constitutionality of the law.

Nonetheless, gun rights activists are holding a rally at the Capitol on April 5 to protest the law.  They are demanding that the law, which they call "one of the most unconstitutional gun laws in the nation"  be enforced or repealed, warning that "State-provoked chaos and violence will be required to enforce the anti-gun laws."

A coalition of state Gun Rights Prevention Groups will be holding a press conference on Thursday, April 3, at 10:00 am at the State Capitol, 3rd Floor, Old Judiciary Room. ( See logos below of participating organizations).

Very quickly, as the reference to the law's supporters as "a coalition of state Gun Rights Prevention Groups" drew notice, a correction went out over the wire changing the wording to: "A Coalition of state Gun Violence Prevention Groups."

Whoops.

But in a year marked by political turmoil, the steady migration of firearms companies from Connecticut to other states, and massive defiance of the the new gun law, you have to wonder if a little honesty might have peeked through.

Ultimately, prohibitionists and restrictionists inherently want to stop us from doing something. If you believe that people have the right to be free—to act so long as they don't harm others—then you better believe that some rights are being prevented. And they know it.

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  1. “A coalition of state Gun Rights Prevention Groups will be holding a press conference on Thursday, April 3, at 10:00 am at the State Capitol, 3rd Floor, Old Judiciary Room. (See logos below of participating organizations).”

    [A] correction went out over the wire changing the wording to: “A Coalition of state Gun Violence Prevention Groups.”

    Rights are violent!

  2. Paging Mr Freud. Mr Freud to the CT News Wire please.

    1. “Sometimes a gun is just a gun.”

  3. Someone forced them to comply with truth in advertizing laws?

  4. Liars always give themselves away.

    Never forget: ” I don’t care about crime, I just want to get the guns!”. Senator Howard Metzenbaum

    “I don’t believe gun owners have rights.” -Sarah Brady
    “We must get rid of all the guns.” -Sarah Brady

    “If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban, picking up every one of them. “Mr. and Mrs. America, turn ’em all in,” I would have done it. I could not do that. The votes weren’t here.” -U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein

    “…When we got organized as a country and we wrote a fairly radical Constitution with a radical Bill of Rights, giving a radical amount of individual freedom to Americans, it was assumed that the Americans who had that freedom would use it responsibly….[However, now] there’s a lot of irresponsibility. And so a lot of people say there’s too much freedom. When personal freedom’s being abused, you have to move to limit it.” President Bill Clinton

    1. “Our main agenda is to have ALL guns banned. We must use whatever means possible. It doesn’t matter if you have to distort facts or even lie. Our task of creating a socialist America can only succeed when those who would resist us have been totally disarmed.”
      -HCI President Sarah Brady

      1. Uh, yeah, about that last quote…

      2. Where did that Brady quote come from? Talk about letting the mask slip.

        1. It came from someone’s imagination. That quote has been floating around for nearly twenty years, and it has never been verified.

          It’s worth pointing out that the Brady’s were very mainstream Republican political operators before Jimmy went and got himself shot. It’s fairly unlikely that they’d be conspiring towards building a socialist anything.

          But we are talking about the GOP, so who’s to say?

          1. It was Brady’s wife. Maybe she is a socialist. I find that quote just a bit too good to be true. But nothing really shocks me anymore. So, who knows.

            I do, however, think the quote accurately reflects the hard left’s goals even if it is fake. The left has always depended on mob violence and intimidation to cement their hold on power. It is mob intimidation that gets them over the gap between mainstream political party and absolute rulers who can use the power of the police and military to stay in power.

            The hard left has never been able to get over that gap in the US mostly because the US is too well armed for mob intimidation to work. They support gun control to change that.

          2. Not verified is not the same thing as fabricated.

            That quote in particular does seem over the top. It resembles something made up to push people’s buttons. Still, I have to consider it in the context of the other things they say.

            I also would have said that they would never go so far as to surreptitiously arm gangs of bloodthirsty killers and hope they would let a river of blood flow to scare people into supporting gun control.

          3. If no one has found a source for the quote, I’ll assume it is made up or wrongly attributed. Though there are certainly people who think that way.
            There is plenty of awful stuff with proper attribution to go on.

            1. Providing quotes without documented attribution is setting up the opposition’s easy rhetorical victories.

      3. “The Second Amendment is important, but not overly so.” — Thomas Jefferson, Stuff Jefferson Said Vol. III

      4. My guess is that Sarah Brady is not a socialist.

        People make up shit all the time.

      5. There are collections all over the internet of those kinds of quotes.

        Naturally when these scum let that shit slip they go into full damage control mode and try to deny they said it. It is hard to tell how many are genuine and how many are not given the denials and such. I just pulled those from a list, but it would be better if we had the fuckers on video saying it.

        Example:

        http://deadbangguns.com/Articles/Quotes1.html

        1. I was watching an episode of The First 48 and they were filming some kind of vigil for the dead person. One kid got up in front of the crowd and said something to the effect of “It’s so sad that this gun killed Joe Blow. Why did this gun have to do this?”

          My mouth went agape, then I realized that poor girl had been brainwashed really, really well by the school system and gun-grabbing politicians.

    2. I once attended a “college.bowl” trash trivia tournament at UMD where the answer to one question was “James Brady.” Actual bonus points were awarded for answering “That gimp James Brady.”

  5. A black person holding a black rifle? That’s the epitome of pants-shitting terror for the anti gun-rights crowd.

    1. She’s black? Brown maybe, or tanned.

      1. I thought the multi-cultists followed the one-drop rule? It’s so hard to keep up with what’s PC these days.

    2. It’s Patty Hearst doing a little plinking.

      1. +1 Symbionese Liberation Army Field Exercise

  6. Were I not a more civilized, better person than “Gun Rights Prevention” progtards, I’d shoot them.

  7. I like that “simonov” is credited with the photo above.

  8. They had it correct the first time. No correction necessary.

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