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  • CT:College suspends student for asking questions about gun control

    04/14/2014 7:11:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 37 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2 April, 2014 | Robby Soave
    <p>A Connecticut community college suspended a student veteran for his aggressive questioning of Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy during a public forum, prompting a First Amendment advocacy group to condemn the college for its flagrant disrespect for free speech and due process.</p>
  • Estimated 200,000 Crowd Hartford Streets For UConn Parade

    04/14/2014 4:41:15 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | April 14, 2014 | Colin McDonough,Matt McDonough,Nick Greene
    HARTFORD — The city celebrated the UConn men's and women's basketball teams' national championships Sunday with a victory parade through downtown, and it was one of the biggest parties Hartford has ever seen. An estimated 200,000 people lined the streets as blue and white confetti showered them while they cheered two teams and two trophies. After the parade, players, coaches and dignitaries addressed the crowd in a rally outside the Capitol.
  • Love the Gov.?

    04/11/2014 3:56:14 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | April 11, 2014 | Colin McEnroe
    1.Possibly the most damaging new revelation in the allegations made by the feds in today’s indictment of John G. Rowland is that he apparently signed off emails — even to men he didn’t know all that well — “Love the Gov.”
  • UConn completes perfect season, wins record ninth women's basketball title

    04/08/2014 7:55:16 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | April 8, 2014 | Foxnews.Com
    Four of Connecticut's five starters scored in double figures as the Huskies women's basketball team matched the accomplishment of their male counterparts Tuesday night, defeating Notre Dame 79-58 to win a record ninth NCAA championship and becoming only the second team to complete a perfect 40-0 season.
  • Napier Brings It Home For Uconn

    04/08/2014 4:13:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 8, 2014 | Eddie Pells
    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Shabazz Napier walked slowly through the hallway of the stadium - the tears still drying, the twine from the cut-down net still hanging around his neck. "Bittersweet. Bittersweet. Bittersweet," he said, over and over again. Bitter because it's over. Sweet because UConn won it all after being left behind and told to go away.
  • Connecticut Gun Rights Rally

    04/05/2014 8:05:46 AM PDT · by Old Sarge · 33 replies
    A Gun Rights Rally will once again be held on the North Side Capitol Grounds. We will need every person there to make sure that our voices will be heard. Saturday, April 5, 2014 12:00pm to 3:00pm Guest Speaker will be David Codrea.
  • Wargaming the opening blows of civil war in Connecticut.

    04/03/2014 8:21:49 AM PDT · by drypowder · 46 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | April 3, 2014 | Mike Vanderboegh
    Dan Zimmerman at The Truth About Guns asks Could Connecticut Gun Laws Spark Another Waco?There’s been a lot of discussion among members of the Armed Intelligentsia lately about how Connecticut’s finest might proceed if they decide to confiscate unregistered guns from the state’s 100,000 or more newly-minted felons. The level of concern is evidenced by daily long comment threads, speculative posts by people who are not members of law enforcement, and even a couple of contributed opinions from the LEO community. The rational consensus seems to be that if the gun-grab order were given, cops would pinch a registration scofflaw...
  • Why We Won't Yield To Unconstitutional Gun Law [CT]

    03/31/2014 12:24:59 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 9 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | March 28, 2014 | John Cinque
    A year ago this coming Friday, the Connecticut General Assembly passed and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed into law "An Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention and Child Safety." This bill, which requires owners of semiautomatic rifles defined as assault weapons to register them and includes other restrictions on guns and standard-capacity magazines, was placed into law using emergency certification, which means it had no public comment or input.
  • Sen. Chris Murphy: Putin making it up

    03/17/2014 9:03:04 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | March 17, 2014 | Tal Kopan
    Fresh off a congressional trip to Ukraine, Sen. Chris Murphy on Monday rejected criticisms that Russia’s posture on Ukraine has something to do with the failures of the Obama administration, saying Russian President Vladimir Putin is improvising as he goes. “I think he is making this up as we go along,” Murphy said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” of Putin’s moves into the Crimean region of Ukraine. “I worry, though, that he’s going to realize he needs to move further than Crimea in order to get the end that he desires here.”
  • CT Governor Dannel Malloy to Gun Owners: “Your Side Lost,” Get Over It

    03/16/2014 5:00:48 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 110 replies
    D.C. Clothesline ^ | 03-16-2014 | Tim Brown
    As Connecticut is in the midst of a very serious situation regarding guns and gun registration, Governor Dannel Malloy attended a town meeting this week to address constituents at John Barry Elementary School in Meriden, Connecticut. During that event, a pro-gun citizen, who has opposed the legislation signed into law by Malloy, which requires gun owners to register their semi-automatic rifles and high-capacity magazines or be considered felons, asked how Malloy could push legislation that is against law abiding gun owners while abolishing the death penalty and offered early release for violent criminals. Malloy’s answer was not to point to...
  • Try, Try Again: Conn. Lawmakers Again Consider Letting Doctors Assist With Suicide

    03/16/2014 10:42:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 16, 2014 | Catherine Glenn Foster
    Last year Connecticut state senator Ed Meyer introduced a bill to create “physician-assisted suicide.” It failed, but this year he and state representative Elizabeth Ritter are trying again. H.B. 5326 would permit a competent person who is suffering from a terminal illness to “request aid in dying” through administration of prescribed medication. The bill is an affront to human life generally, but especially to elder or infirm adults and disabled individuals. For Connecticut citizens who respect life, it is unconscionable. The bill’s proponents say that assisted suicide is the compassionate answer. But an article in The New York Times summarized...
  • Threats to CT Police Escalate Following CT Cop’s Gun Confiscation Comments

    03/14/2014 4:59:34 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 42 replies
    freedomoutpost.com ^ | 3-12-2014 | Tim Brown
    Full title - "Threats to CT Police Escalate Following CT Cop’s Gun Confiscation Comments – Cops Ask Pro-Gun Veteran to Help Cool Things Down" There have been reports that Navy veteran John Cinque has been receiving threats because of his stance on the issue of Connecticut's gun registration law. Apparently those reports are due to a misreading of a piece by the New Haven Register in which Cinque said, "There have been threats made — that I found out about today." Freedom Outpost reached out to John Cinque, who spoke with us this morning and confirmed that the threats he...
  • Threats to CT Police Escalate Following CT Cop’s Gun Confiscation Comments–Cops Ask Pro-Gun

    03/14/2014 1:52:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    There have been reports that Navy veteran John Cinque has been receiving threats because of his stance on the issue of Connecticut's gun registration law. Apparently those reports are due to a misreading of a piece by the New Haven Register in which Cinque said, "There have been threats made — that I found out about today." Freedom Outpost reached out to John Cinque, who spoke with us this morning and confirmed that the threats he was speaking about were towards the Branford Police, not towards him. "The cops are having the threats…. they are scared," he told us. According...
  • Eminent Disaster

    03/13/2014 12:19:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2014 | Jeff Jacoby
    NEARLY NINE years have elapsed since the US Supreme Court, in one of its most notorious rulings, decided that seven homeowners in the Fort Trumbull neighborhood of New London, Conn., had no property rights which City Hall was bound to respect. Today Fort Trumbull is a wasteland, as a detailed new report confirms. The court's 2005 holding inKelo v. City of New Londongave local officials a green light to seize and demolish private homes through eminent domain, then turn the land over to developers itching to build something more lucrative. In Fort Trumbull, those private homeowners included people such as...
  • Cop: I'd Love to 'Bang down Your Door and Come for Your Gun'

    03/12/2014 5:40:48 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 69 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3-12-2014 | Selwyn Duke
    And to a poster named Cameron Smith, Peterson said, “I give my left n** to bang down your door and come for your gun.” Of course, the conversation had become heated, causing Peterson to perhaps speak a bit more rashly than he would otherwise. And I’m well aware of the “good soldier” cop argument stating that theirs is not to wonder why, theirs is but to do or die (even if it kills constitutional rights). Hey, “I don’t make the laws,” says the dutiful constable, “I just enforce them.” But there’s a problem with this position. And this is why...
  • CT Cop to Gun Owning Patriot John Cinque: “I Cannot Wait to Get the Order to Kick Your Door In”

    03/10/2014 9:46:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Freedom Outpost blog ^ | March 8, 2014 | Tim Brown
    Last weekend, I reported on Connecticut John Cinque's 2013 warning to lawmakers that he would not comply with their attempts to force the citizens of Connecticut to register their semi-automatic weapons and high capacity magazines. Since that time, the video, though a year old, has gone viral. However, in a recent video between Mr. Cinque and Connecticut gubernatorial candidate Joe Visconti, Cinque reveals that a Branford, Connecticut police officer told him, "I Cannot Wait to Get the Order to Kick Your Door In." (VIDEO-AT-LINK)View the video in its entirety here. Cinque was explaining last year's account to Visconti. Specifically he...
  • Vet: Conn. Cop said 'I cannot wait to get the order to kick your door in

    03/10/2014 7:08:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 74 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 3/10/14 | Joe Newby
    John Cinque, a Navy veteran who told Connecticut lawmakers last year he would not comply with the state's new gun control law, told Connecticut gubernatorial candidate Joe Visconti that a Branford police officer said he couldn't "wait to get the order to kick your door in," Freedom Outpost reported Saturday, citing a YouTube video posted Friday. "I live in Branford, and his words straight out were 'I cannot wait to get the order to kick your door in,'" he told Visconti. Freedom Outpost's Tim Brown said Cinque provided the name of the officer in the incident, and posted a screenshot...
  • CT cop will be glad to break down door of legal gun owner.

    03/10/2014 8:00:40 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 64 replies
    Guns and freedom ^ | 3/8/2014 | Gun ammo
    The CT cop told him, “I cannot wait to get the order to kick your door in.” This comment comes on the heals of another story in which a CT Lieutenant told a woman over the phone that she was anti-American
  • Connecticut halts plans to round up firearms:Satire with a Point

    03/08/2014 6:43:28 AM PST · by marktwain
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A satire article with an appropriate measure of truth is going viral on the Internet.   "Connecticut halts plans to round up firearms after finding most cops in the state are on the list" is a satire posted on callthecops.net four days ago on March 4th.    At the bottom of the page, discreetly posted, is this disclaimer: This site is a satire of the current state of Law Enforcement, Fire Fighting and Emergency Medical work. Stories posted here are not real and you should not assume them to have any basis in any real fact. The article was emailed to...
  • An Open Letter to Lt. Paul Vance, the Self-Proclaimed "Master" of CT.

    03/05/2014 7:21:18 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    sipseystreetirregulars ^ | 4 March, 2014 | Mike Vanderboegh
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. . . And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem, Connecticut to be born? (1) -- William Butler Yeats' "The Second Coming," (2) edited for the 21st Century by Mike Vanderboegh. Lt. J. Paul Vance Public Information Officer Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection & the Connecticut State Police 1111 Country Club Road Middletown,...
  • Great-Grandfather Picks Up Wrong Child From School, Boy's Mother Enraged

    02/27/2014 5:35:20 AM PST · by Daffynition · 38 replies
    Days after a great-grandfather brought the wrong boy home from school, the boy's mother is calling administrators incompetent and demanded that the school take action. Angela Stone said her 5-year-old son was waiting for the bus at Sterling Community School on Friday when a man walked up to him and mistook the little boy for his own great-grandson and brought the boy to his house. Only then did he realize he had the wrong child. "Once the grand great-grandmother sees the boy and removes his hat, she realizes it's not her great-grandson and calls the school to say the great-grandfather...
  • CT:Courant could be shown costs of calling for arrests of ‘undocumented gun owners’

    02/19/2014 1:47:40 PM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 17 February, 2014 | David Codrea
    With its call to the state of Connecticut to identify, arrest and prosecute gun owners who have not complied with “assault weapon” registration edicts, The Hartford Courant has removed all pretenses of “common sense gun safety” advocacy, and placed itself squarely in the confiscation and persecution camp. That has not been lost on defiant activists who correctly think of themselves as “undocumented” rather than "illegal." (snip)  Rather than being a government watchdog concerned with protecting rights against infringements, the publisher and editors have instead assumed the role of cheerleaders and inciters. And that has gun owners understandably angry over the...
  • Courant demands on gun enforcement present dilemma for state(CT gun ban)

    02/17/2014 2:30:44 PM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 15 February, 2014 | David Codrea
    Decrying estimates that “scores of thousands of Connecticut residents failed to register their military-style assault weapons with state police by Dec. 31,” The Hartford Courant published an editorial Friday declaring “State Can't Let Gun Scofflaws Off Hook. Aware that “willful noncompliance ... is doubtless a major issue,” The Courant floated the wishful thinking “that many gun owners are unaware of their obligation to register military-style assault weapons and would do so if given another chance.“But the bottom line is that the state must try to enforce the law,” The Courant concluded, calling on the state to use the “background check...
  • Should Connecticut allow assisted suicide? (FREEP THIS POLL)

    02/06/2014 7:57:09 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 33 replies
    HARTFORD COURANT ^ | Feb 3, 2014
    Should Connecticut make it legal for terminally ill patients to end their lives? Advocates say that a peaceful death with the help of a doctor is preferable to a painful one from a terminal illness or an illegal one. Last year’s bill on this issue resulted in the first legislative public hearing on the topic, according to CT News Junkie, but never passed out of the Public Health Committee. Oregon and Washington have laws allowing assisted suicide. But proposals for a similar law here have faced opposition from doctors in the state, from Catholic archdioceses and from disability advocates. What’s...
  • My Second Open Letter to Mike Lawlor -- On "Nightcrawlers" and Treason Played for Laughs.

    02/05/2014 5:42:51 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    sipseystreetirregulars ^ | 5 February, 2014 | Mike Vanderboegh
    My Second Open Letter to Mike Lawlor -- On "Nightcrawlers" and Treason Played for Laughs. We've already established that you are willing to sell out your country. Now we're just haggling about the price. MBV Note to Readers: In my first letter to Connecticut's own Felix Dzerzhinsky, Mike Lawlor, we explored the subject of that tyrannical collectivist's KGB file. The response to that missive was very gratifying, as well as rewarding in terms of further clues and offers of assistance. I hope you like this letter as much as you liked the first. From the Desk of Mike Vanderboegh A...
  • GOP Senator Apologizes for McCain Tantrum at Syrian Christian Leader Meeting

    02/05/2014 11:58:26 AM PST · by jazusamo · 63 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 5, 2014
    Hell-bent on arming opposition forces in Syria—despite strong evidence that they’re run by Islamic terrorists—John McCain displayed behavior unbecoming of a United States Senator during a recent meeting with Syrian Christian leaders touring Capitol Hill. The delegation of Syrian clergy came to Washington to raise awareness among lawmakers of the growing crisis among the region’s minority Christian community. Christians make up about 10% of the Syrian population and they are being targeted and ruthlessly murdered by radical elements of the rebel forces, according to the visiting church officials. They say the media and human rights groups in the west have...
  • Even compliance with Connecticut 'assault weapon' ban not enough for gun-haters

    02/04/2014 3:02:23 PM PST · by marktwain · 27 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 4 February, 2014 | Kurt Hofmann
    The anti-gun jihadists of the Connecticut government, who boast that the state's ban of so-called "assault weapons" (recently upheld as "Constitutional" by a federal judge despite his admission that the banned firearms and magazines are "in common use," and thus deserving Second Amendment protection even under the narrowly written Heller decision) is now the most draconian in the nation, are not satisfied with mere compliance with every detail of the law. They demand abject, terrified worship of the law. This is illustrated by comments made in response to resident gun manufacturer Stag Arms' attempts to gain clarification from the Connecticut...
  • An Open Letter to Michael Lawlor, the CT Governor's Hatchet Man on Firearms Confiscation.

    02/04/2014 2:43:47 PM PST · by marktwain · 38 replies
    sipseystreetirregulars ^ | 3 February, 2014 | Mike Vanderboegh
    NOTE: The following letter was sent via email this morning to Michael Lawlor (Some biographical details here and here. Mr. Lawlor is Connecticut Governor Dannell Malloy's hatchet man on the current tyrannical enforcement of that state's Intolerable Act. I will send him an official hard copy via snail mail today. “You can either surrender the weapon to us, destroy the weapon, or sell it to a federal firearms licensee. After that date (January 1) that hasn’t been declared or register is banned and if you get caught, you’re going to get arrested." -- Michael Lawlor. Mike.Lawlor@ct.gov Mike Lawlor Under Secretary,...
  • Connecticut throws 'assault weapon' registration party, (almost) nobody comes

    01/27/2014 9:49:32 AM PST · by Politically Correct · 22 replies
    The Examiner ^ | January 27, 2014 | Kurt Hofmann
    At the beginning of the year, this column noted sadly that some Connecticut gun owners had spent the waning days of 2013 "rushing," "scrambling," and enduring long lines in the bitter cold, to register their so-called "assault weapons" and "high capacity" magazines (defined by gun ban zealots as having a capacity of 11 or more rounds), in compliance with the state law requiring their registration by the end of the year. Despite the inescapable evidence that the purpose of registration is to enable confiscation, thousands of gun owners submitted to this intolerable act of governmental domination.
  • Ex-Pratt Worker Allegedly Tried To Ship F-35 Files To Iran

    01/16/2014 9:30:03 AM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 17 replies
    The Hartford Courant (CT) ^ | January 13, 2014 | BRIAN DOWLING
    Pratt & Whitney said Monday it is cooperating with authorities after federal agents arrested a former employee for trying to ship documents to Iran related to the U.S. military's Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. The East Hartford defense contractor, the sole manufacturer of the aircraft's engine, declined to comment on how Mozaffar Khazaee, 59, slipped thousands of pages of documents, diagrams, blueprints and technical manuals out the door before he was laid off in August along with hundreds of other employees. Federal authorities arrested Khazaee at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey on Thursday before he could board a plane...
  • Tea Party Groups Will Protest at GOP Fundraiser

    01/15/2014 3:18:49 PM PST · by Biggirl · 62 replies
    Capitol Watch/Hartford Courant ^ | January 15, 2014 | Daniela Altimari
    National Republican chairman Reince Priebus is coming to Connecticut to raise money this week and the tea party will be there to greet him. The activists will gather Thursday night outside the Owl Shop in New Haven, where GOP insiders will raise money over cigars and cocktails. (The minimum individual contribution is $125.)
  • Post Columnist's Newtown Remark Way Out Of Line

    01/15/2014 4:20:32 AM PST · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    The Courant ^ | January 15, 2014 | The Hartford Courant
    A New York Post columnist's characterization of the Newtown shooting as a "little convenient massacre" is hideously insensitive. Is Fredric Dicker daft? It is beyond unacceptable to use the word "convenient" to described the brutal killing of 20 children and six female educators.
  • [Connecticut] Bishops: Don't Make Catholic Hospitals Perform Abortions

    04/22/2012 11:10:14 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 28 replies
    ...[S]ome Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate said they'd favor the concept of a federal law requiring even Catholic hospitals to perform abortions. Now, the state's Catholic bishops are objecting. ...[They] issued a statement expressing their dismay after all five Democratic candidates said during Sunday's "Face the State" debate that they would support legislation forcing Catholic hospitals to perform abortions. "If it is their [the candidates'] position that our hospitals should be forced by law or regulations to provide abortions in spite of our teaching, it is unfortunate to note their readiness to violate religious liberty"... Here are some excerpts of...
  • Starbucks Customers Break 1,000 in Pay-It-Forward Record

    12/28/2013 8:05:24 PM PST · by Daffynition · 30 replies
    ABCNews via yahoo ^ | Dec 27, 2013 | Tina Chen
    The customers at a Connecticut Starbucks are on their third day of a record-breaking pay-it-forward spree as more than 1,000 customers have cheerfully agreed to pay for the customers behind them. Today's run smashed the record the store set Thursday at closing when a total of 783 people paid it forward. "Nobody has broken it (the chain) yet," said Joshua, manager of the Starbucks store in Newington, Conn. Joshua said he is not permitted to release his last name according to company policy.
  • Blumenthal Calls on UPS to Issue Refunds For Delayed Packages

    12/27/2013 8:03:31 AM PST · by Biggirl · 72 replies
    Capital Watch ^ | December 27, 2013 | Daniela Altimari
    Former Attorney General and current U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is calling on United Parcel Service to issue refunds to customers whose gifts did not arrive in time for Christmas. “I am disappointed to learn that so many consumers in Connecticut and across the country made purchases this holiday season expecting their gifts to arrive in time for Christmas, but instead were left empty-handed,” the Democratic senator from Connecticut said in a press release.
  • Sen. Blumenthal speaks of New Haven slaying victim Erika Robinson on Senate floor

    12/18/2013 2:46:24 PM PST · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | December 18, 2013 | Shahid Abdul-Karim
    U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Tuesday spoke on the Senate floor of the shooting death of Erika Robinson, calling again for Congress to pass laws that would prevent “such violence.”
  • New Archbishop Charts Course For Local Catholics (Catholic Caucus)

    12/17/2013 3:11:07 AM PST · by Biggirl
    The Courant ^ | Deember 17,2013 | Denise Buffa
    HARTFORD — The Hartford archdiocese's new archbishop, the Most Rev. Leonard Paul Blair, cited three M's — memory, mission and ministry — as guiding principles while speaking to the more than 2,000 worshippers who attended his Mass of Installation on Monday afternoon at the Cathedral of St. Joseph.
  • Wisconsin Gun Barrel Manufacturer Will be Moved to Connecticut

    12/11/2013 1:08:11 PM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 December, 2012 | Dean Weingarten
    Photo by Oleg Volk In what might appear to be a counter-intuitive move, Wilson Arms plans to move its barrel production facility from Wisconsin to Connecticut. But, the company already has operations in Connecticut, and this move will consolidate operations. The company owner, Hugo Vivero, purchased the company from the Wilson family six years ago. Wilson Arms was founded in New Haven, Connecticut in 1954, when firearms regulation and legislation were much more sane and reasonable. The acquisition of the former Badger Defense Company, located in Wisconsin, occurred in 2012, so what is happening is that a Connecticut based company...
  • The Lessons of Newtown

    12/11/2013 5:03:05 AM PST · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    The Jewish Daily Forward ^ | December 11, 2013 | Forward Forum
    In the dry, neutral language used in these types of missives, the just-released official report on the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School sidesteps any determination of causality or assignment of blame. Even though the shooter, Adam Lanza, had “significant mental health issues that affected his ability to live a normal life,” and even though he had “familiarity with and access to firearms and ammunition and an obsession with mass murders,” the report says that there was no evidence that he intended to commit such a crime himself. Official reports may not draw conclusions, but we can.
  • GOP upset in my Conn. inner-city ward race (Conn. Live Thread)

    Just got back from victory party. In DEM Conn., in a DEM city in the inner-city (a welfare ward largely consisting of 3-family houses) GOP Don Naples upsets DEM incumbent Freeman ... so we have a new alderman. Naples 194 Freeman 171 If we can win here ... there is hope for America.
  • CT:PD: Zip gunmaker has been making guns for years

    10/30/2013 8:05:55 PM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    wfsb.com ^ | 25 October, 2013 | Jill Konopka and Joseph Wenzel IV
    Zip guns are dangerous and shockingly easy to make, according to police. One New Haven resident has been making them and has been doing it for a while. These homemade weapons were powerful enough to kill. New Haven police found a zip gun on one of three juveniles arrested in a pair of East Rock robberies over the weekend. Detectives later arrested a fourth teen on Mountain Ridge Terrace. The juvenile, whose name is not being released due to his age, was accused of making and selling up to a dozen different fully functioning zip guns for $200 apiece. According...
  • CT:Protective Orders and Firearms, the Salem Witch Trials of Today

    10/23/2013 5:51:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    bulletsfirst.net ^ | 21 October, 2013 | NA
    Between the years of 1692 and 1693 more than 25 people were accused of being witches and were either executed or died in prison in the area around Salem Massachusetts. Nearly all of the accused and condemned had little more evidence against them than some other person pointing at them and yelling “WITCH!!” One might think that some 300 plus years down the line we might have evolved over such knee jerk reactions and rushes to judgment but when it comes to gun owners that is often not the case. In particular, a person can request a protective order in...
  • Connecticut gun group shows Gov. Malloy does not understand law he signed

    10/15/2013 12:27:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 11 October, 2013 | David Codrea
    Governor Dannel Malloy does not understand a law pertaining to “large capacity magazines” that he demanded, promoted and signed, Connecticut Citizens Defense League documented yesterday following statements the governor made on a local radio program. Malloy’s “legal” response to a caller on Milford’s “Chaz & AJ in the Morning” show was dangerously off-base, CCDL charged. Asked if it would be legal to carry two 14-round magazines limited to 10 rounds in each one, the governor’s advice could subject anyone heeding it to prosecution.“First of all what you have to do is disclose,” Malloy told the caller. “There’s a way to...
  • National Day for Dignity and Respect pushes for immigration reform

    10/05/2013 6:13:39 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 23 replies
    .nhregister.com ^ | 10/05/13 | Charlotte Adinolfi
    National Day for Dignity and Respect pushes for immigration reform through portraits in New Haven NEW HAVEN >> When his daughter was just eight months old, Alejandro Gonzalez made the decision to leave Mexico. Gonzalez, who now lives in Connecticut, said he has not been able to go back since. That was in February 2002. “When I talk to her on the computer or the phone, it is like a piece of my heart is gone,” Gonzalez said. Recently, Gonzalez said he has lost two cousins to cancer and lost a grandfather, but was unable to say goodbye to any...
  • Woman in DC chase may have thought Obama was stalking her, sources say

    10/04/2013 4:19:26 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 86 replies
    NBC ^ | October 4, 2013 | Pete Williams and Erin McClam
    Investigators have found indications that the woman who led authorities on a chase from the White House to the Capitol before she was shot to death by police thought that President Barack Obama was stalking her, law enforcement sources told NBC News. The sources said that the woman, Miriam Carey, had a history of mental health problems. The chase, on Thursday afternoon, stirred panic in the capital and briefly stopped the mechanisms of government. It happened two weeks after a man shot 12 people to death at the Washington Navy Yard. Members of the House and Senate, in a standoff...
  • Larson’s Passionate Rant on the Floor of the House: “Stand Up For Your Country!”

    10/01/2013 9:37:35 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Capital Watch ^ | October 1, 2013 | Daniela Altimari
    As the clock wound toward a government shutdown late Monday night, U.S. Rep. John Larson took to the House floor. In a passionate screed, a red-faced Larson implored his fellow members to engage in talks to avoid a shutdown.
  • Paul Pasqualoni Out As UConn Football Coach

    09/30/2013 9:37:04 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | September 30, 2013 | Desmond Conner
    Paul Pasqualoni has been fired as UConn football coach, and associate head coach and offensive line head coach George DeLeone has been relived of his duites, the school announced in a press release at about 10 a.m. Monday morning. The Courant was the first to report the news through two sources.
  • [CT] Coalition to take on gun lobby

    09/24/2013 7:21:37 AM PDT · by ModernDayCato · 57 replies
    Danbury News-Times ^ | 9/24/2013 | Keila Torres Ocasio
    A day after President Barack Obama visited the Washington Naval Yard, site of the nation's latest mass shooting, local and federal officials called on citizens across the country to form a coalition large enough to battle the powerful gun lobby. At a roundtable discussion at the Margaret Morton Government Center in Bridgeport on Monday, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said he and other senators will only be able to take on the gun lobby and pass stronger gun laws if people throughout the nation speak up. "What makes the NRA strong is that they can mobilize tens of thousands of...
  • CT:Man Sees Gun, Thinks Bank May Be Robbed, Gets Arrested Himself

    09/19/2013 3:08:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    touch.courant.com ^ | 17 September, 2013 | DAVID OWENS
    GLASTONBURY — A man who became alarmed when he saw a man carrying a gun inside the TD Bank at 2461 Main St. last Thursday afternoon was himself charged with breach of peace because he shook up bank staff. Robert Gursky, 50, of Cavan Lane, was in the bank transacting business when he saw a person with a handgun. The person he saw was legally carrying the firearm and had no ill intent, police said. Gursky, however, was concerned and tried to convey what he saw to a bank teller.
  • CT, 2A Rights Attacked Behind Closed Doors, Time for Judge Brunetti to Find a New Career

    09/18/2013 7:27:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 18 September, 2013 | NA
    Bristol CT --(Ammoland.com)- During a closed door meeting in the judge’s chambers during a case Judge Robert C. “Brunes” Brunetti exposed his bigotry for fundamental civil rights in front of at least three defense attorneys. The violation came during the case of State of Connecticut v. Bruce Worley, docket number H17B-CR13-0055722S.Judge Brunetti expressed his contempt for the right to keep and bear arms, as spelled out in both the Second Amendment to the US constitution and Article 1, Section 15 of the Connecticut Constitution by stating in chambers that “No one in this country should have guns” and that he...