Another question for discussion…

…prompted by discussion on Facebook.

Seems there’s a fair bit of pearl-clutching in certain quarters over the fact that people are circulating lists of the members of the Connecticut state legislature who voted for their semiauto rifle registration act. And I’m just not seeing why people are getting so up in arms, so to speak, about this particular act. I can understand the sentiment that “just because they do it doesn’t mean we should,” but at the same time I don’t think that really holds water. The other side is fighting dirty and has been for a while now. Is playing by the Marquess of Queensberry rules really the thing to do here? I understand wanting to take the high road, but what do you do when that road eventually leads to your demise as a free people?

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3 Responses to “Another question for discussion…”

  1. 3boxesofbs Says:

    Okay…let’s see if I can work this out.

    On one hand – we are accused of being violent, uncontrolled, rage filled, shoot first ask questions later type folks — therefore any list is the same thing as wearing a hoodie or texting in a theater; provocation to shoot.

    On the other hand; thousands of gun owners registered their firearms and the others are passively resisting the late by non-compliance. Hard to make the case that violence is about to erupt, eh?

    Guess which view of gun owners most anti-rights cultists have of us?

    Yeah, that is why they are all upset. They don’t want to consider the aspect of gun owners shooting back; after all the state should have the monopoly on force.

    I generally try to be nice; try to debate fairly, not make inaccurate claims of data, etc. But there is a reason the 2nd Amendment exists and it has nothing to do with hunting or target practice.
    I think people forget there does come a time to stop talking. Being reminded of that fact is enough to make them clutch their pearls or induce PSH.

    Bob S.
    3 Boxes of BS

  2. stainles Says:

    “…people are circulating lists of the members of the Connecticut state legislature who voted for their semiauto rifle registration act.”

    Okay. I am terribly confused. Perhaps someone can lend kindly light.

    Votes in the legislature are, I believe, a matter of public record. Thus anyone who wants to can compile a list of representatives and how they voted on a specific member. There’s nothing secret about it.

    What is the objection? Is it to merely circulating a list of reps and how they voted? Or is there more to the list?

    I could see there being an issue if the list was something along the lines of “These representatives voted for the registration act, and should be executed for betraying the Constitution. Here’s the list, including their home addresses.” Something like that, in my opinion, crosses the line.

    But a simple list of reps who voted for a bill? Not seeing it.

  3. southtexaspistolero Says:

    Well, their home addresses were posted, which is public record as well. The alleged intent was for people to go to their houses and ask them why they voted for the bill.

    But like I said…fire with fire. They wanna publish gun owner addresses? Well, okay then, let’s give them a taste of their own medicine.

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