Guess it's hard to fashion yourself as elite if your daily toil is without honor. And, what good is that pension if the country you leave your children is despotic?
In other words, don’t shoot us, we’re just the hired stormtroopers.
Looks like they don’t relish the job of taking guns away from pi$$ed-off farmers. Can’t say as I blame ‘em.
“The individual members of this union did not write the terms of the bill nor vote on its passage,” the release said. “We urge the citizens of New York state to remember that troopers are simply tasked with the lawful mandate to enforce the laws of the state, regardless of their personal opinion of such laws.”
Sounds like your union should have spoken up loudly against this idiocy when it was being considered. Now you have a choice, enforce a bad law and possible kill some citizens in the process or they kill you for trying usurping their God given Rights. I imagine some British redcoats had similar thoughts in 1775 marching off to Lexington and Concord to enforce their overlords orders.
So troopers, do you blindly obey your overlords or side with the people and right, the choice is yours.
Now where was that heard before ...
The WSJ had an excellent editorial a few days ago about how the new state laws making it harder to own a gun came shortly after Heller (DC) and MacDonald (Chicago). The first reaffirmed that gun rights are individual rights, not militia-related, and the second applied that ruling to the states.
Now these politically motivated laws will have to wend their way through the courts, at great public energy and expense, just so blue-state politicians have a popular issue to stand on to get reelected. Energized, of course, by the true goal of the hard-core leftists, to get the guns away so we can’t fight back.
The zinger was the reminder that only once before has there been so much popular rebellion against a Supreme Court decision: Brown v. Board of Education. One striking difference: That time, in an era of less instrusion by the left-wing media, the media was on the side of the Court.
Well, state troopers, the honorable path ahead is clear.
Support the Bill of Rights that all of us can read and understand.
Do not support despotism under color of “law.”
Refuse to participate in gun raids, for any guns that were legal in 2012.
"Just following orders" is NO EXCUSE! If you don't want blowback, then don't enforce a plainly unconstitutional law. Enforce it, and expect blowback. It is that simple.
How hard is it for people to understand that NO ONE likes having their property that is not used in criminal activity STOLEN from them, with a bonus of a prison sentence for mere ownership of an inanimate object???? Really, if you can't take the heat, quit your friggin' job and do something useful for society instead of doing a tyrant's dirty work.
Sorry, I have no tolerance whatsoever for those that enable tyrants by laying out the excuse of, "but I vas just followink ohhhhhders!" That BS went out the door with the Nazi war crimes trials in the late 1940's. QUIT YOUR JOB, no one is forcing you do serve.
And a big phuk eww to any that stay and enforce this crap of Cuomo's. You deserve what you get. The fact that your own union has to come out with a statement means that you guys ALL KNOW what it is you're doing. Don't expect any sympathy from us ordinary citizens who have been turned into a bunch of criminals by a stroke of Adolf Cuomo.
Enforce NY law.
Enforce the Constitution.