NRA video: Is gun confiscation next in Connecticut?
'I can see a riot happening here. It's not going to be a pretty picture' Rumors have run rampant that a new Connecticut law demanding registration of a wide range of guns and firearms components is just a prelude to gun confiscation.
In Connecticut, there was no grandfathering for people who already possessed the weapons. Branford resident John Cinque challenged two of the members of the legislature, state Sen. Leonard Fasano and state Rep. Dave Yaccarino, both Republicans.
“I tell everybody I’m not complying,” Cinque said. “I can’t – you have to be willing to stand up and say no. And there are a lot of us who are going to say no.”
The report said the NY2A Grassroots Coalition recently met in Saratoga Springs, inviting the public to burn registration forms. The report said members of the coalition handed out copies of the “assault” gun registration form and burned them on an outdoor grill.
Jake Palmateer, a spokesman for the group, said, “It was just simply a statement to say that look this is an egregious attack on our civil rights.”
“Despite all the promises by our elected officials, career politicians, and so-called leaders, many people all across this great nation are finding it more and more difficult to cope with the various challenges brought about by out of touch politicians,” he wrote on his campaign website. “The erosion of personal freedom and liberty as a result of federal policy and legislation is alarming.”
But in his “drive time” video, he explains his view of the constitutional guarantee that individuals can keep and bear arms.
“The Second Amendment is not about hunting,” he said. “It is about protecting ourselves from a tyrannical government.
“Make no mistake about it. Gun control is not about crook control. It’s about America control. That’s what they want to do,” he said.
If gun control worked, he suggested, Chicago wouldn’t be a “war zone.”
Connecticut, which recently adopted additional restrictions on long guns and ammunition magazines, he said, should do what Colorado voters did – throw out of office some of the politicians who worked to undermine the Second Amendment.