Skip to comments.Entire 1st Shift of COLT shows up in Hartford CT Capitol (450+ employees)
Posted on 03/14/2013 7:53:50 AM PDT by DTogo
Public hearings in Hartford, mostly on unconstitutional gun control, brought the entire 1st shift of COLT workers holding "Save Our Jobs" signs into the legislative building. They were bussed in by the company, met with applause by pro-2A residents signing up to testify, and occupied three floors.
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Wish you were here in the Capitol!!
Stand tall Americans....
They will call it ‘Astro-turf”........
A significant number of them were not your “typical white person,” but regular folks of color wanting to save their jobs.
I find it amazing and very ironic that the very states that were the original 13 colonies that began the quest for freedom and liberty are now the very states that are its biggest threat.....................
Got this in an email today:
“A pen in the hand of this president is far more dangerous than a gun in the hands of 200 million law-abiding citizens.”
Good observation. It is indeed ironic. I wonder when Massachusetts will close down things like the Bunker Hill Monument, etc.
....While fewer gun control advocates show up and are called a large rally.
I’m in Connecticut, and my realistic assessment of the gun-control issue (and proposed legislation) is this:
It’s all going to pass.
Connecticut is the “deepest blue” of states, and the ‘rat legislature reflects this.
They may pretend to “listen to” the pleadings of the Second Amendment people, but when all is said and done, and when it’s time to vote — they’re going to vote for the most restrictive gun control that’s available to vote for.
I hope I’m proven wrong. But it looks like gun control here is going to resemble New York state’s scenario — essentially pushed through as quickly as possible, perhaps in the dark of night, and opponents’ opinions be damned.
New England has become the new England. Sad.
And why wouldn't they? The die has been cast by New York state! Cuomo has single-handedly set the precedent by which other states will claim what they are doing is legal.
The true consequences will play out in the coming years as violent crime spirals out of control and full registration, confiscation, and all out bans are enacted as a "panacea to the gun violence."
In reality, the gun violence is rising BECAUSE of the gun bans, not in spite of them. Politicians, esp. liberals, are mentally deranged megalomaniacs who will not be content until every one of us are imprisoned drones working to keep their party going.
Watch the video & smell the BS (police killed by assault weapons all the time).
In what was once a state that had a very rich and well devloped gun and related industry (Colt, Remington, Olin).
To quote the late great Paul Harvey -"My, my......"
Last time I was on vacation there and stopped to visit Bunker Hill, a scary man with a large rifle was there with a funny hat on.
To quote that famous American, Davey Crockett, “Ya’ll can go to hell, I’m going to Texas.”
The irony is inescapable.
If they keep it up, all their gun manufacturers are going to go bye-bye.
State politicians don’t give a rats’ butt about what “We The People” think...
HUNDREDS of Colorado 2A supporters showed up at the Colorado state house during the hearings in Denver.
They were not allowed to testify, even when on the “list” and since both CO houses are DEMORAT controlled, the bills have been rammed down our throats and Hickenpooper said he will sign them all into law.
We’re so screwed...
The question may well be this-—will the city governments of Concord and Lexington ban Patriots Day observances this year?
After all, the holiday honors those citizens, who shouldered their NASTY ASSAULT rifles and fired the “shot heard around the world”.
Possibly they will mandate that the statue of the Minuteman be taken down. I does indeed depict a man carrying (excuse me) a RIFLE. Merely another “gun and bible clinger.”
On a micro scale, that would be sad for the employees. However on a macro scale, taking the tax revenue and jobs away so it is a sterile culture might be just the meds the doctor ordered.
Was there Monday - most gun owners are the "work for a living" type (don't mean you retired dudes) - we can't desert our jobs with Obozo's record unemployemnt numbers....
I will not comply - meanwhile I work on my "Blue State Exit Strategy".
Bingo. New England has more in common with Europe than the USA. If you have ever lived in the north and south; the cultural differences and patriotism are night and day.
Yet have Coloradans initiated any recall petitions?
The key is to threaten them before they vote, with perhaps one of their leaders in a strong district, but a bunch of rank and file in weak and contested districts.
State legislators often just narrowly get elected and reelected, so they are very sensitive about things that could change the balance in their district.
This was recently proven in the reddest of districts in Arizona. The head of the Arizona senate was thrown out of office by a concerted effort by out of state forces. And there is no reason in the world in blue Colorado or deeply blue Connecticut, that it could not happen there.
Then when he does Colorado citizens should band together to file suit. 2nd amendment applies to state governments too. Your rights are being violated.
You are correct. We have the power to fix it:
Gun Control; Time to Fight
As consumers and 2nd Amendment advocates, we have to engage an economic boycott of all ammunition and firearms covering the entire State of NY; Citizens & Government while pulling an Alinsky Andrew Cuomo when executing the boycott. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rules_for_Radicals)
The embargo ends when the current NY Government agrees all NY State Citizens have a 2nd Amendment Right to own any quantity and all types firearms, those made 400 years ago and those to be made in the future!
The firearms industry from top to bottom completely terminate sales of a firearms and ammunition to all of NY State, citizens to Government to include the Federal Government offices in NY State till the State of NY recognizes the US Constitution and its own State Constitution starting on 12 February 2013.
To the Citizens aka Serfs in NY State
You will suffer till you elect representatives that respect the Constitutions. You made your bed, now go lie down in it! If you are a gun owner in NY you are a Serf, and it sucks to be you. If you are a believer in Gun Control, great! Now your Government will have no guns too! NY Government can continue to prosecute the criminals without guns or ammunition.
To all Government in NY State
You want gun control for your Citizens and Taxpayers? Well the rest of us out here think that concept is flawed. The rest of the Country think you, the Government should be just as restricted or more so restricted than the law abiding taxpayer .how do you like not having Assault Rifles, High Capacity Magazines or no Ammunition now? If it sucks for you Mr & Mrs. Government Employee in NY State well it sucks to a NY State Citizen under the current laws too!
Respect your citizens/ taxpayer and Constitutions.
To Industry: Time to break the bullys face
Andrew Cuomo and Elizabeth Warren will be running on the 2016 Democrat Presidential ticket. With record sales in other markets, there will be zero impact if all NY sales terminated tomorrow. If the NY State Government along with the SAFE act are not reigned in, this cancer will only spread. Time to fight the bully and make the bully understand in no uncertain terms, the 2nd Amendment is very important, has nothing to do with hunting and everything to do with citizens/sovereigns reigning in and eliminating out of control Government, foreign or Domestic.
To the Citizens of the other 56 States
Call every manufacturer of ammunition and firearms and tell them to stand up to Andrew Cuomo and the NY State Government by completely boycotting all sales to NY State till the SAFE Act, Assault weapons ban and any other restrictions to firearms ownership are removed. Respect the 2nd Amendment or pay the consequences. Boycott NY State or we as consumers will boycott your company!
Federal Ammunition, Winchester/OLIN, FN USA, FN Herstal, Remington, Freedom Firearms Group, Colt, S&W, Glock, Lewis Machine Tool, Heckler & Koch, Sig-Sauer etc.
Call the NRA and every other gun rights organization to support the industry boycott of NY State and make sure that Andrew Cuomo owns it!
Contact them all and tell them you support a NY State Firearms and Ammunition Boycott!
Mr. Cuomo owns this. Every Answer, every utterance about this initiative is his. This will end his chances for President in 2016.
When NY State Government Officials complain: ANSWER Call Andy . When NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and NYC Mayor Bloomberg whines ANSWER: Call ANDY! When the UN security teams in NYC complain .. answer Andrew Cuomo ..When hunters in NY complain: ANSWER: Andrew Cuomo .. when non gun owners fear the cops will not be armed: ANSWER Andrew Cuomo. When any NY State Citizen comments, complains, or utters any thought about their safety: ANSWER Andrew Cuomo.
If it drags on and a NY Citizen or Police Officer is killed due to no training ammunition the answer is: Andrew Cuomo
When the news media runs a story explaining the criminals gangs think this boycott is great cuz the Po Po aint gots noz bullets . The answer is Andrew Cuomo
Andrew Cuomo is your fear, Andrew Cuomo is your pain, and Andrew Cuomo is your lack of security ..your lack of ammunition and firearms.. Governor Cuomo can heal that pain .
When Mr. Cuomo buckles: the left will hate him. The Left will punish him
NO negotiations, NO middle of the road, Nothing but recognition of the Individual Taxpayers Rights to Firearms Ownership
When NY State Government recognizes the Rights of the Citizens, then and only then will sales resume
MAKE EVERY Gun Grabbing Democrat or Republican politician fear being Coumod by Taxpayers that believe in the Second Amendment.
The Common Sense Solution is already in place:
Current NY State Constitution ARTICLE XII*
Section 1. The defense and protection of the state and of the United
States is an obligation of all persons within the state. The legislature
shall provide for the discharge of this obligation and for the maintenance
and regulation of an organized.
For clarity and intent here is the original language from 1777
XL. And whereas it is of the utmost importance to the safety of every State that it should always be in a condition of defence; and it is the duty of every man who enjoys the protection of society to be prepared and willing to defend it; this convention therefore, in the name and by the authority of the good people of this State, doth ordain, determine, and declare that the militia of this State, at all times hereafter, as well in peace as in war, shall be armed and disciplined, and in readiness for service.
(just a small observation: As read, the citizens of NY State should be fully armed the duty of every man , not the NY State Government or any Employee that takes a pay check from TAX REVENUE. Right now, it is completely backwards! NY State should be more like Switzerland of 2012 and less like Nazi Germany of 1938.)
US Constitution 2nd Amendment, which by the way is now in been affirmed as incorporated and defined to protect the individuals right to own firearms, via the Heller decision
If a citizen and Militia member in NY cannot own it, can neither a NY State Government Agency nor Employee. That is common sense and that is the current Constitution!
Make Mr. Cuomo recognize that fact. See the rules below and start making Andy Cuomos political life painful or we will be dealing with him and his venal ilk in 2016!
RULE 1: Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have. Power is derived from 2 main sources money and people. Have-Nots must build power from flesh and blood.
How: NY State Boycott of all arms and ammunition, starting with NY State Government, local Government and all NY State Citizens/Taxpayers/Serfs
RULE 2: Never go outside the expertise of your people. It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone.
We all know firearms and the Second Amendment. Time to say NO to the Bullies in NY State!
RULE 3: Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy. Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty.
NY State Government will be clueless on how to handle a boycott by Industry initiated by Taxpayers from the other 56 States.
RULE 4: Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules. If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules.
No Rights to own Firearms for Citizens = No Rights, exemptions, or any other weasel language to possess Firearms or ammunition for Government Employees anywhere in NY
If a NY State Citizen cannot buy the firearms/magazines/ammunition . Nor can a Government Entity or Government Employee in NY State
RULE 5: Ridicule is mans most potent weapon. There is no defense. It is irrational. It is infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.
Call Andrew Cuomo, he owns: your lack of Rights, your lack of security, or lack of ammunition or lack of firearms
RULE 6: A good tactic is one your people enjoy. Theyll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more. Theyre doing their thing, and will even suggest better ones.
For those of us outside of NY State: More product available and we end this gun control issue for a while
For those in NY State: Think of this as Chemo-therapy for gun control cancer; the process is not very enjoyable, but the results of killing off the gun control cancer are worth it.
Enjoy watching the NY State bureaucrats squirm and fuss
Enjoy watching the anti- gun types freak when the Government is not armed either! Que Mike Bloomberg, NY Police Union types and the UN idiots guns for our security now! While leaving the taxpayers un-armed
ENJOY ANDREW COUMO GET POUNDED ON ALL SIDES and watch his 2016 chances go away!
RULE 7: A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag. Dont become old news.
Start this MONTH, it wont last long!
Call or e-mail every manufacturer of firearms and ammunition and demand they BOYCOTT all sales to NY STATE! Starting with the NY State Government due to ANDREW Cuomo!
RULE 8: Keep the pressure on. Never let up. Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new.
The Boycott Ends when LAWS are repealed, not amended, not replaced REPEALED and Law Abiding Citizens & Taxpayers RIGHTS are recognized
RULE 9: The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself. Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist.
NOT A THREAT. DEMAND a total BOYCOTT and make sure Andrew Cuomo owns it!
RULE 10: “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.” It is the unceasing pressure that will result in the reaction of the opposition that is essential for the success of the campaign.
The enraged Parties such as the NY State Police, Local Police, Government Employee Unions and finally Citizens/Serf will be plenty of pressure on Mr. Cuomo.
RULE 11: If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive. Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog.
Common Sense will prevail
RULE 12: The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative. Never let the enemy score points because youre caught without a solution to the problem.
No Compromise: The answers & solutions are already in place, the NY State Constitution and the US Constitution
RULE 13: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.
Recall petitions started in Durango, and talk of one in Pueblo.
Yeah, I think there are two recall petitions that are just getting started.
Trouble is, the districts the Rats come from are really liberal so a recall is likely to fail.
My hope is that these bills will be challenged in the Fed court and overturned via Heller et al.
I wonder when Massachusetts will close down things like the Bunker Hill Monument, etc
CT nickname/designation: Nickname/Official Designation: “The Constitution State” was adopted by Act of the Legislature, 1959.
(the Shadow knows)
Indeed. I said "thank you ma'am" to a woman in Conn one time. She got furious. I know she wanted to slap me. Got a real sick feeling about it.
For pity's sake; don't hold a door open for a New England woman, unless you're wearing a hockey mask to keep your face from being chewed off...
What a miserable way to go through life!
dummies should have brought wives, families, friends and anyone else interested.
Strange. Tonight, I held the door open for a cute nurse (just coming off duty). She smiled and said thank you. Maybe you were in one of the serious yuppie places, they tend to be a bit more uptight.
I am in Connecticut and grew up here. A rural part of the state, small town Americana stuff every Memorial Day, 4th and Veterans Day. The South is great and if my state passes really stringent gun control laws, I will seriously consider moving out of here. I really enjoyed a recent visit to the piedmont area of North Carolina. Great people, easy to talk to despite my goofy accent.
Betis, it was early morning and I was at a McDonalds on the Interstate. She gave me my breakfast I ordered and I said "Thank you ma'am".
That was it.
Yeah, there are definitely some cranky people here, doesn’t surprise me that it happened, but in my experience it isn’t the norm. But I avoid interstates, so maybe I am self-selecting friendly places.
If this continues, I hope that Colt moves to Alabama or whatever.
These jobs and the money they hurn thru the community need to make an impact.
How many workers will go along? Their choice.
But—IF they insist on staying because of ‘grandkids’, etc, then I have absolutely NO sympathy for them. Like my brother says: “You looking for sympathy? It’s in the dictionary—between SHIT and SYLPHILLIS.”
I do that stuff anyway, just to pi$$ ‘em off.
“...the entire 1st shift of COLT workers holding “Save Our Jobs” signs into the legislative building.”
Should have brought some of their products instead.
“If this continues, I hope that Colt moves to Alabama or whatever.
These jobs and the money they hurn thru the community need to make an impact.
How many workers will go along? Their choice.”
Rode with a friend today up to Springfield (Mass) to pick up his son at school. We had originally planned to visit the Smith & Wesson museum (only a couple of miles away), but the museum is closed for renovations. Not sure if they’re doing plant tours any more, either.
Having said that, my friend commented that the governor of Connecticut has already said something (regarding the gun manufacturers in Conn) to the effect of “let them all leave, we don’t need them here”.
That’s not only his opinion. If they were to speak candidly, the majority of the Connecticut legislature would likely say the same thing.
Indeed, I wouldn’t be surprised if a majority of the entire state’s population said as much — and believed in what they said....
Recall effort begins in CO.
Not the south. Neoeuropa is New York and all north and east.
Neoeuropa must be purged from the republic
Virginia has fallen, North Carolina is shaky..........
Maybe our federal civil rights departments will step in on behalf of the 2nd amendment..
uh huh... yeah, right.