We Can’t Open Carry Here! We Want Things to Look Safe!

BY Herschel Smith
1 week ago

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced a series of proposed gun laws Monday in a state already considered one of the strictest for firearms ownership, including a statewide ban on open carrying expected to draw strong opposition from gun rights supporters.

Lamont revealed his latest plans to curb gun violence during a news conference in Waterbury with fellow Democrats, including Attorney General William Tong and mayors of the state’s largest cities, as well as state and local law enforcement officials.

Lamont and other officials said the legislation, which also includes new registration requirements for ghost guns and monthly limits on handgun purchases, is needed to help curb rising gun violence and crack down on illegal firearms around the state. Hartford, for example, recorded 39 murders in 2022, the most in two decades.

“That sense of anxiety and fear that many people sense — it doesn’t do us any good to say we’re in one of the safest states in the country … and people don’t feel safe,” Lamont said. “Over this last tough few years, the shootings are up. They’re up across the country. They’re up in our state.”

The governor’s proposals include a ban on the currently legal open carrying of firearms, while still allowing concealed carrying; limiting handgun purchases to one per month to discourage bulk purchases and illegal sales; and spending an additional $2.5 million on community anti-violence programs.

Tell us how many crimes were committed combined with open carrying of firearms?

This is a solution in search of a problem.  There is no problem – the problem is fake.  The perceived problem is that people feel unsafe.  People feel unsafe because you’ve funded the evisceration of the inner city with SNAP, subsidies and welfare, destroying the family in the process, and causing the corollary increase in crime.  People can’t defend themselves, or so you think.  You need more open carriers, not fewer.  And you need to fire progressive DAs who prosecute people who defend themselves.

That’ll fix the problems.


Comments

  1. On January 24, 2023 at 7:36 am, Joe Blow said:

    Its an interesting problem. Typifies many that we deal with. The two sides of the argument couldn’t be more polarized opposite.
    Under normal circumstances, a debate filled with facts, statistics, and science would settle the matter, losers acknowledging and acquiescing to the better argument.
    … and not picking sides here, but neither party wants to listen to the other? The gun control argument has their facts and feelings, the anti gun control movement theirs. We each fall to one side or the other, no middle ground to be found. Why is that?
    Abortion, same problem. Immigration starts to get grey. Why do we have certain issues like this that are completely intractable? Any successful peaceful solution must involve buy-in from all sides. Many of the issues we face today appear to be incapable of being resolved this way.
    Which leads to 2nd order problems – one side will subjugate the other to their will, eventually. That brings all sorts of problems of its own with it, doesn’t it?

  2. On January 24, 2023 at 11:03 am, George 1 said:

    @ Joe Blow,

    The gun control side is of the left, whether or not they are Republicans. If you give the left an inch they will take ten miles. The lefts goal has always been complete disarmament. When they fight to get laws passed like the “No Open Carry” proposed law above, they are fighting a tactical battle toward their quest of disarming all Americans.

    They will never quit and no amount of persuasion will convince them to ever stop. Eventually the left and their elite sponsors will enslave us all. They are well on their way as we speak.

  3. On January 24, 2023 at 2:11 pm, Longbow said:

    It isn’t about “fixing the problem”. It isn’t about crime and criminals. It I about power.

    They want to disarm you because they want you disarmed. Period.

  4. On January 24, 2023 at 6:08 pm, J said:

    I’ll bet the governor’s protection force/state thugs open carry!

  5. On January 24, 2023 at 9:41 pm, X said:

    Lamont also proposed confiscating registered “assault weapons” that were grandfathered when the CT ban was enacted then years ago. FYI.

  6. On January 24, 2023 at 10:52 pm, CM Dutch said:

    The left or gun control only have feelings on their side. No facts to back up the claims. Since they only run on emotions, it does make one wonder what is the true outcome of their intentions. i.e. they now are demonizing ‘Semi automatic Assault Pistols’ with large capacity magazines.

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