Connecticut is finally going to have to defend their unconstitutional and illegal gun laws in court. The National Shooting Sports Foundation Inc, which is based in Newtown only a few miles from the Sandy Hook school, has claimed that the gun laws passed as “emergency measures” were passed illegally. “There was no emergency and so there’s no statement of facts as to why this is an emergency,” Lawrence G. Keane, the foundation’s senior vice president and general counsel, told The Associated Press. He goes on to say that the only emergency was in fact a “political” emergency.
Why is it important that the situation was an emergency? The reason is because if it was not an emergency then the fact that the laws were passed without proper procedure makes them a violation of law. It would mean that the public’s federal and state constitutional due process rights were therefore violated. A District Court Judge would be forced to strike down the law. The state would be required to follow their own procedure before passing such restrictive gun control laws. Normally such laws would be required to pass public hearings , and committee votes, which it did not have to pass as an “emergency measure”.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation Inc is not the first to remark on the unconstitutional nature of Connecticut’s knee jerk laws. In March, a group of Connecticut organizations that support gun rights, pistol permit holders and gun sellers filed a lawsuit claiming, among other things, the assault weapons and large-capacity magazine bans violate their rights to bear arms and to equal protection under the law. Another resident has filed suit on behalf of the Disabled Americans for Firearms Rights. Connecticut is going to have to defend their unlawful passage of gun laws. Can they do it? Time will tell.
My take on this, is if the judge is not a crazy liberal elected by a mostly liberal public, they will do what is legally correct. They will strike down the laws as unconstitutional and illegally passed. There are rules and procedures for a reason. What was the emergency? There wasn’t one. There was absolutely NO indication that there was going to be a repeat of the tragedy at Sandy Hook, and historically, these incidents have proven isolated and incredibly uncommon. Connecticut residents have become victims of reactionary legislation. The saddest part? Many of them don’t even know that they have been victimized by the very system they voted for.
How pathetic is it really? Liberals vote for politicians that take away their rights day after day, meanwhile beating their little liberal drum and crying about how “restrictive” the GOP is. Oh yes the GOP wants to regulate abortion to prevent murder, but that is a violation of rights. Meanwhile their lawfully ( maybe ) elected officials take away their constitutionally guaranteed rights to bear arms and they don’t blink an eye. They vote to restrict free speech with ridiculous hate speech laws, and become the thought police with hate crime laws. Liberals want to restrict what you feed your children, what medical decisions you make for your children,( think circumcision), they want to restrict what you eat yourself. They do this all in the name of “for our own good”. Liberals are so indoctrinated that they don’t see the harsh truth staring them in the face. The very people that they elect take away their rights one at a time in the name of protecting the public.
Soon enough we will be a nation incapable of taking care of ourselves. We will be forced to rely on our government to take care of us. I don’t know about you… but I don’t want to see that happen. WAKE UP. FIGHT for your rights. Certainly no one else will do it for you.