Meet Robert Steed, a resident of Vernon, Conn. who took three days straight off work to attend several gun control hearings in Connecticut. On March 14, Steed was more “aggravated” than usual with lawmakers and he let them know it in his fiery testimony, telling them that they were “coloring outside the lines of constitutional parameters.” “This is the third day I’ve taken off of work to come here to, like so many of the rest of us, to plead with you for us to keep our guns because of some wing-nut in Newtown, Connecticut,” he said. “If that isn’t inherently wrong, I don’t know what is. That these bills are even in proposed form is scary enough. That any of you could possibly be undecided is scary enough. What are you looking at?”
He went on: “I can’t for the life of me understand how this state can have as many gun laws on the books as it does and have members of its Legislature need to take firearms 101. And as far as what I felt were potshots taken at the NRA, they’ve done more for gun safety– they’ll do more for gun safety this weekend than this committee will do in your careers.”
……Last week, Steed told lawmakers who believe legislation will prevent tragedies that “evil exists” and “sometimes things are beyond your control.”
“Adam Lanza commits a crime, and I’m here to grovel and plead for my rights and explain to you that my firearms are kept safely?” he asked rhetorically. “I keep hearing the word “solution”… you’re not going to find a solution, it doesn’t exist. You can’t find a broad brush solution to evil.”
……“The reason that your jobs are becoming so difficult is because you’re coloring outside the lines of constitutional parameters,” Steed shot back. “That’s the bottom line. You are trying to marriage up public safety with constitutional rights. The Constitution did not guarantee public safety, it guaranteed liberty. And sometimes what comes with liberty is tragedy, unfortunately.”
Steed is right on the money. They’re not just outside constitutional parameters, they’re out of control.
When some mentally deranged nutbag goes on a killing spree, all of the anti-Second Amendment trolls come crawling out of the woodwork. The only ones who would benefit from oppressive anti-gun rights are criminals who don’t give a damn about the law to begin with. Felons and unhinged crazies like Adam Lanza have at least one thing in common; they go for soft targets; vulnerable, unarmed people who cannot fight back. Lanza tried to purchase his own gun and was actually turned down because he refused a background check. The pistols he used were legally purchased by his mother.
Anti-gun nuts target the Constitution because they have a visceral hatred of the freedoms it guarantees for people who actually believe in the document. I call them nuts because they are. They care less about government overreach than they do about real public safety. They’re candy-assed effetes who want to eviscerate gun rights in their quest to make everyone knuckle under The State.
The masses aren’t taking the government’s attempt at gun-grabbing very well.
- South Dakota Gov Signs Bill Allowing Armed Teachers in the Classroom
- Colorado Democrats Advance Sweeping Gun Control Proposals
- Maryland Lawmaker Introduces Bill After Student’s Pastry ‘Gun’ Suspension
- Another Maine Town Considers Mandatory Gun Ownership
- Communities Seek to Require Gun Ownership (Fox News)
- CT Man’s Gun Control Testimony: ‘Constitution Did Not Guarantee Public Safety, It Guaranteed Liberty’ (Video) (thedaleygator.wordpress.com)
- In Louisiana, a conservative backlash against gun control (reuters.com)
- Sen. Cruz to Rahm Emanuel: Keep your ‘anti-gun crusade’ out of Texas (thehill.com)