“They tell us that we are weak – unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be when we are totally disarmed . . . Three million people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us . . . The battle sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.” – Patrick Henry
Oh how far we have fallen. The Connecticut government is moving forward with their plan to infringe on the rights of their citizens and to unconstitutionally confiscate the guns of Connecticut gun owners. Not only is this an infringement upon the liberty of the American people, but it is especially disappointing to see the slide towards tyranny in a state that has a long tradition of gun ownership.
Mike Lawlor, the state’s top official in criminal justice, has stated that letters will be sent to residents regarding confiscation. While awaiting public confirmation by the Connecticut State Police or the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, this copy of the letter was leaked to the internet. There it is. Tyranny in black and white.
In 1636 Connecticut drafted what is believed to be the first constitution in America. That same year a 1636 Connecticut law required every militiaman to have two pounds of gunpowder and 20 bullets at home before the end of August next. In 1637, Connecticut actually changed the law to fine individuals for the failure to arm themselves. In 1650 the Connecticut Code was passed. That Code began with a bill of rights and included a gun code that stated “[a]ll persons shall bear arms, and every male person shall have in continual readiness a good muskitt or other gunn, fit for service.”
Our founding fathers knew that the right to bear arms was essential for American liberty. They knew that the only way to preserve that liberty was to have the means to fight tyranny and they were quite literally willing to die for it. The Connecticut legislature squanders those sacrifices and that legacy as it marches towards authoritarianism and helps give rise to the growing police state. Join the vigilant, join the active, join the brave. Join Liberty For All as we Stand With Connecticut Gun Owners.