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  • Stop & Shop Supermarkets: weapons prohibited

    09/19/2014 2:48:39 PM PDT · by matt04 · 29 replies
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    I was in my local Stop & Shop today and noticed a employee putting a sign up on the door. When I left I looked and noticed they posted the stores. I checked their FB page and they have confirmed it is a BAN all all forms of carry.
  • CT: Membership of Bar Revolts on Gun Law

    08/24/2014 11:52:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The Latin means "He who transplants, sustains" In a controversial move, the leadership of the Connecticut Bar Association lobbied to pass the highly restrictive gun law pushed by Governor Malloy.   The move sparked opposition within the body.   From the courant.com, a paper that also pushed hard for the controversial gun laws: "Why is our bar association taking a position on a matter that has nothing to do with the practice of law?" Hartford lawyer and former Democratic state Chairman John Droney asked in an email typical of hundreds of others inspired by a debate that has continued now for...
  • [CT GOP candidate Tom] Foley goes fuzzy on details

    08/07/2014 6:39:05 AM PDT · by ModernDayCato · 30 replies
    Danbury News Times ^ | 08/07/14 | Ken Dixon
    BRIDGEPORT -- Tom Foley, the Greenwich millionaire who is reprising his 2010 bid for governor, thinks the state spends too much on mass transit. He's critical of the 2013 firearms reforms following the Newtown school massacre. Red tape and regulations, he says, are stifling the business community; and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's "corporate welfare" is rewarding successful companies that don't need the help. But the Republican frontrunner, who faces a primary Tuesday against state Senate Minority Leader John McKinney for the gubernatorial nomination, offered few details in a meeting Wednesday with the editorial boards of Hearst Connecticut Media, including the...
  • AZ;FL;CT:Three Gun v. Knife Incidents in a Day

    08/05/2014 9:17:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 45 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Gun v. knife defenses are fairly common, but usually the person with the knife realizes that they are outclassed by someone with a gun, and runs away.   To have three such cases where the person with the knife is shot,  in one day, is uncommon.  It may mean that more self defense cases are being covered; it may simply be a statistical fluke. The most dangerous situation for a defender facing someone with a knife, is to not know that their opponent is armed until they are under assault.  The first case involves alleged defense of another in Phoenix,...
  • More than 320 migrant kids placed in Connecticut

    07/24/2014 10:01:07 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 8 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Jul 23, 2014
    More than 320 of the thousands of immigrant children who have streamed across the U.S. border from Central American countries have been placed with relatives living in Connecticut, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said. Some activists in New Haven have pressed the administration to make the former Gateway Community College property available to house the children. In a statement released Tuesday night, Malloy said officials are exploring the possibility of using the property, which is owned and controlled by the Board of Regents.
  • SEX OFFENDER LIVING IN WILLIMANTIC SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR ILLEGALLY REENTERING

    07/09/2014 3:28:07 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    Justice.gov ^ | Jul. 8, 2014 | Justice.gov
    Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JOSE DE LA CRUZ AJQUI, 27, a citizen of Guatemala last residing in Willimantic, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 12 months of imprisonment for illegally reentering the U.S. after he was deported. According to court documents and statements made in court, DE LA CRUZ AJQUI entered the U.S. illegally in 2005 and settled in Willimantic. In September 2007, he was charged and subsequently convicted in Connecticut state court of sexual assault of a minor in the second degree. DE...
  • Video Shows Conn. Teen Begging Mass. Judge To Let Her Go Home

    06/11/2014 8:39:44 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 16 replies
    boston.cbslocal.com ^ | June 10, 2014 | CBS
    Video Shows Conn. Teen Begging Mass. Judge To Let Her Go Home BOSTON (CBS) – The family of a Connecticut teenager at the center of a custody dispute with the state of Massachusetts has posted a video showing the teen pleading for the judge to let her go home. The video shows Justina Pelletier asking Governor Patrick and Judge Joseph Johnston to let her move back with her family. “All I really want to be with is my family and my friends and that’s all I want is to be with my family and friends back home,” she says. “You...
  • Muslim cleric who backed fatwa on ‘killing of U.S. soldiers’ promoted by State Dept.

    05/26/2014 6:24:47 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 24, 2014 | By Adam Kredo
    The State Department’s Counter Terrorism (CT) Bureau promoted on Friday a controversial Muslim scholar whose organization has reportedly backed Hamas and endorsed a fatwa authorizing the murder of U.S. soldiers in Iraq. The CT bureau on Friday tweeted out a link to the official website of Sheikh Abdallah Bin Bayyah, the vice president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), a controversial organization founded by a Muslim Brotherhood leader “who has called for the death of Jews and Americans and himself is banned from visiting the U.S.,” according to Fox News. Bin Bayyah is reported to have been one...
  • IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (Northeast and South)

    05/09/2014 12:57:12 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 53 replies
    NORTHEAST and SOUTH There are numerous important House Primary Races! And places where we can WIN! PLEASE contribute! And if you can't contribute money ... the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a "like" or a tweet. All of these candidates are involved in primaries that are close (or could be close) against generally more moderate or liberal Republicans. All of these districts are winnable in November. Maine: BRUCE POLIQUIN, MAINE-2, JUNE 10th .... Open Seat Endorsed by: Maine Right to Life, Freedom Works Bruce Poliquin -- FACEBOOK -- TWITTER -- DONATEFreedomWorks: "As a...
  • Newington Teen Asks Joe Biden To The Prom; VP Sends Her A Corsage

    05/19/2014 3:45:39 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | May 19,2014 | Christopher Hoffman
    NEWINGTON — When Talia Maselli envisioned her perfect prom date, one man immediately sprang to mind: Vice President Joe Biden. "Joe Biden makes me laugh," Maselli said. "He just cracks me up." So she mailed Biden a handwritten note last fall asking him to escort her to the Newington High School prom.
  • Student killed in stabbing at Jonathan Law High School(Milford, CT)

    04/25/2014 4:17:55 PM PDT · by matt04 · 6 replies
    One student is dead and another is charged with murder after a stabbing at a high school in Milford on Friday morning. The fatal stabbing happened at the Jonathan Law High School on Lansdale Avenue. "I saw teachers and one teacher was hysterical," said eyewitness Rebecca Golden. The victim, 16-year-old junior Maren Sanchez, was found with severe neck injuries in a stairwell by a staff member around 7:14 a.m. "There was a teacher who actually walked upon it and saw a portion of it," said Milford Police Chief Keith Mello. Staff and EMS attempted lifesaving measures on Sanchez, Mello said....
  • Ovation guitar factory in Connecticut is closing

    04/23/2014 1:02:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 69 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 23, 2014 1:47 PM EDT | Dave Collins
    An Ovation guitar factory in the western Connecticut hills that produced instruments for music legends from Paul Simon to Cat Stevens to Glen Campbell will be closing in June after 47 years and production of the Ovation line in the United States will stop, the manufacturer’s parent company told the shop’s 46 workers this week. One former factory worker called it “the end of an iconic American brand.” Fender Musical Instruments Corp., based in Scottsdale, Ariz., and maker of the iconic Stratocaster electric guitar, said in an announcement Tuesday that it was ceasing domestic production of Ovation guitars and closing...
  • 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 · 20 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 · 75 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...