Connecticut Cop Wants to Kick in Doors & Confiscate Guns

"On Saturday,a Connecticut police officer who said he wanted to bust through one patriot's door and take his guns."
"The evidence is clear of what Officer Joseph Peterson of the Branford Police Department said. In the course of the conversation, he actually spilled the beans on what gun registration is all about: Taking your guns; which every red-blooded, American gun owner knows already."
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"Peterson told several gun owners, some of whom he engaged were not from Connecticut,
"{I WOULD GIVE MY LEFT NUT TO BANG DOWN YOUR DOOR AND COME FOR YOUR GUNS}…"
While it is disturbing that an active law enforcement officer would say such a thing,
"Even more telling is Mr. Peterson's response when those he is engaging over the issue of police enforcing laws such as the one in Connecticut, which require citizens to register their semi-automatic rifles and high capacity magazines. The fact that Mr. Peterson can't distinguish between a semi-automatic rifle and an "assault weapon" should also raise concern."
"Peterson was accused of wanting to enforce "Nazi policies," which he said were "not nazi policy…," but "a state statute, WE NEED POLICE THAT WILL OBEY ORDERS NO MATTER WHAT.

Here is where he tells gun owners what they already know: Gun registration leads to confiscation. If you don't register your guns, which were previously legal before the law, they're going to take them. If you do register them, it isn't a matter of safety, it's a matter of knowing who has what kinds of guns. Why is that important? Logically, it is to find them, AND TAKE THEM when they enact the next step in their process, which is full gun confiscation.

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I remember well the 2008 campaign. I remember well the hue and cry from the right-wing extremists about Obama taking their guns. 4 years later, nothing had happened. I remember well the 2012 campaign. The right-wing extremists stated that Obama was just waiting for his second term to confiscate all guns.
Well...here it is 2014. My gun owning NRA member son-in-law still has every one of his weapons he had in 2007. He's even ADDED to his stash since then!
Personally, I not only support his and every other American's right to have guns, I have expressed that support several times on this very site! I have also expressed my support for his father, who chased off a home invader by firing a gun at the intruder! BTW -- The deputy sheriff praised him for his actions, and he still has that gun!

This is right-wing garbage propaganda intended to put fear in the hearts of good Americans. It is meant to increase membership in gun rights organizations, including some which cater to the worst within human nature. I will guarantee that my son-in-law and his father will still have their guns on January 20, 2017, when Obama's second term ends. Of course, the right-wing extremists must gear up for 2016, and again warn us that whoever the Democratic candidate for POTUS will be, THAT person will order Americans to turn in their guns or have them confiscated. Lying is just how they roll!

Dale, remember the other fearmongering, which began roughly two seconds after he completed his first oath of office, about Obama's intentions to seize the microphones and transmitters of right-wing radio hosts? They're all still on the air but for some reason no longer talk about that diabolical plot.

Patience is a great virtue.

"I remember well the hue and cry from the right-wing extremists about Obama taking their guns. 4 years later, nothing had happened."

Wrong. 4 years later, Americans having indulged in reaction in an unprecedented buying spree for guns and ammo, the Liberals finally knew they had lost the gun-control argument, forever. Sandy Hook and Zimmerman's trial success showed that it was over. The Liberal crusade against guns was finished.

Why don't you Liberals ever understand cause and effect?

And, as usual, you totally miss the point to bash someone you dislike. The point is that, regardless of the reality, the right-wing extremists will claim that any Democratic nominee will confiscate everyone's guns. Obama hasn't, Obama won't, and neither will any Democratic nominee in 2016. The issue is only raised to frighten people! Sheesh!

In fact, gun ownership in America peaked in the 1970s when about 50% of American homes had guns. Since then, this statistic has been steadily declining. There may be more actual guns now, because the population is up, but the percent of American households with guns is still under 40%, even with recent increases.

So sorry to introduce factual evidence into your skewed, myopic, negative vision of the world, GZ aka Mr. Empty Glass.
And...just in case you missed it, [or ignored it, because it weakens your argument]...I support gun ownership. Sorry this doesn't fit your stereotype of the typical Democrat.

The point is that, regardless of the reality, the right-wing extremists will claim that any Democratic nominee will confiscate everyone's guns.

Don't you mean irregardless? As long as you're bringing up facts, how about listing the members of the Democratic party that are actively working to confiscate all civilian owned firearms in the United States? If you're feeling up to it, try listing the members of the Democratic party that have actively worked to achieve this in the past ten years. I'll list the Republicans.

Obama hasn't, Obama won't, and neither will any Democratic nominee in 2016.

So far Obama has not, but the evening is still young. As for 2016, I'll assume you are back to using your crystal ball - or do you favor another method?

In fact, gun ownership in America peaked in the 1970s when about 50% of American homes had guns. Since then, this statistic has been steadily declining.

Would you mind citing your source? That's a foolish question on my part - of course you'd mind! But let me remind you that The Onion, The Brady Bunch and Bozo the Clown are not reliable sources when it comes to real, vetted facts and verifiable statistics.

There may be more actual guns now...

There may be more guns now, in 2014, than there were in 1970? You do know it is 2014, right? Forty years down the road from the '70s? Or did you have another retired school administrator moment?

the percent of American households with guns is still under 40%...
Again, cite your source.

So sorry to introduce factual evidence into your skewed, myopic, negative vision of the world, GZ aka Mr. Empty Glass.

Oh, yes. Right. Factual evidence, the sort of evidence that isn't made up of whole cloth like all your other opinions. I see no evidence of facts here, but I do see a prime example of the failure of public school education in Toledo.

And...just in case you missed it, [or ignored it, because it weakens your argument]...I support gun ownership.

Okay, you got me. Out of all the stories, opinions and "fact-based accounts" about you-name-it, this is the most blatant lie you've ever written - and I don't even need to read the rest of your garbage to stand on dry ground with this statement. This kind of falsehood is a true moral outrage, even for SwampBubbles.

Sorry this doesn't fit your stereotype of the typical Democrat.

It might not fit GuestZero's stereotype, but it fits mine to a Tee. You lie. You write opinion as fact, and you deny your own fascist nature. Crawl back under your rock, Pertcheck. You'll be happier there in the dark.

Mad Jack
Mad Jack's Shack

taken every 2 years by an organization called the General Social Survey. It was reported in an article in the NY Times, March 9, 2013. I'm sorry that the facts conflict with your opinion. Here's the link to the article:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/10/us/rate-of-gun-ownership-is-down-surve...
The more recent statistics were reported on the Breitbart website. Here's the link:
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/01/09/Poll-Household-Gun-Ow...

MJ -- Apparently, you buy into this apocalyptic view of America. So sorry for you. No matter what you and the other fanatics may think or state, my son-in-law and his father still have every weapon they had in 2008, and they will still have them all in 2017. Sorry about being factual with an ideologue!

As far as crawling under a rock, that better describes people like you who have so much fear of the world. You'd better make it a mighty BIG rock! But don't worry. You'll have your 3 metals to comfort you. Meanwhile, I'll be partying with my friends! Have fun under your rock, MJ!

CO, CA & NY

MikeyA

And they will still have them in 2017! Facts, not fear!

Keep preaching irrational hysteria, Mikey!
Your purpose could only be to unnecessarily frighten people. Why?

Dale, I am in CA.

Look at the regulations. NY has already seen the laws they enacted in response to Sandy Hook begun to get overturned. CA has passed laws to effectively prevent the selling of some weapons... luckily the Federal Court has begun overturning them too (see the ruling on the state's concealed carry).

I didn't say they were taking away guns... yet. What they're trying to do is regulate them into obscurity. It is a direct attack on a the bill of rights and the courts are stopping the Dems from their plans.

Please don't act as if the Dems aren't trying to take guns away from lawful owners. That is exactly what they're doing. Guns that weren't used in any of the high profile shootings have been outright banned or overly regulated since Sandy Hook in the states I mentioned. It would have happened nationally and in other states had gun supporters not mobilized.

MikeyA

My relatives still have their guns!

You are breeding fear needlessly. Why?

So hysterical I cited specific examples.

As I noted in another post, yeah your relatives have their guns but I want a .50 BMG. There is no reason why I shouldn't be able to own one, if so cite it, yet I am not allowed to own a perfectly reasonable weapon. My right was regulated away.

MikeyA

Mikey -- And you want to own this specific weapon because???

Well there are two things I can think of in California that would make this weapon necessary. Black bears and mountain lions.

But let's just settle on it's my constitutional right and that's the rifle I prefer.

MikeyA

a mountain lion or a black bear?

Just let it go, dude. MikeyA needs a big gun to feel secure and not at all to compensate for other things.

AC

AC in all reality there are only two rifles in my home. Both are antiques and small caliber and they are heirlooms for my son.

However supporting the Bill of Rights is me compensating. Compensating for the threat to live in tyranny.

MikeyA

But I thought you said no guns were taken away. I just gave you an example that contradicts that.

You Dems have a real hard time understanding the phrase "shall not be infringed"

MikeyA

Mikey doesn't have to explain to you or anyone why he wants any particular individual weapon. We don't have to explain or justify the exercise of our gun rights. You're just not in the decision tree. For anyone.

Your gun-confiscation panties are showing. The breeze of discussion must have lifted your skirt again. And I didn't want to bring this up in polite company, but I must say: They're soiled.

Dale:

You're citing a public opinion poll which is a long way from hard data. Reading the article reveals that the author issues what amounts to a standard disclaimer several times, while claiming that household gun ownership is declining. What the article conveniently fails to mention is that from November of 1998 through February of 2014, the FBI performed 185,315,193 firearm background checks initiated through the NICS. See the link Total NICS Background Checks. This is the check that happens when you purchase a gun, which leads us to gun sales.

The survey fails to take gun sales into account. While the author blithely states that gun sales may be up (an understatement of truly epic proportions) he quickly adds that these firearms are being purchased by gun owners. This flies in the face of everything the US Government and the firearm industry knows about gun sales, which is that the largest demographic for buyers are women. Nor does the author mention the drastic increase for CCW permits. My own anecdotal evidence is that gun stores experienced a wave of first time gun owners which started right after Obama won the election and sales haven't slowed since.

As to gun confiscation, unconstitutional gun laws and Democrats, I suggest you look West to Colorado and the recent fracas that cost a few Democrats an election over gun laws. California has come close to making criminals out of law abiding citizens by legislation, and CA isn't alone in this thinking.

As to politicians who want to confiscate all civilian owned firearms in the United States, here's a quote from their leader:
“If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban, picking up every one of them,” said U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), “Mr. and Mrs. America, turn 'em all in, I would have done it. I could not do that. The votes weren't here.”
Sen. Dianne Feinstein on "60 Minutes," CBS News (February 5, 1995)

And as to your son-in-law and his father retaining their weapons, so what? That doesn't prove a thing, and if you're half as bright as you think you are, you'll know that as fact. Of course, it does nothing to support your argument, so... shout louder, I guess.

Mad Jack
Mad Jack's Shack

any day!

The point I'm making is still valid. My relatives who want to own guns have guns. NONE -- NOT ONE -- gun has been taken from them. I have many friends who have guns. NONE -- NOT ONE -- has been taken from them. This includes friends and relatives in CA and CO! And they will all still have their guns in 2017! False fear of gun confiscation is all just politics as usual in America!

Just because you, and lots of other fellow travelers repeat a lie over and over again, does not make it the truth.
Fact -- Right-wing extremists said in the 2008 campaign that Obama would confiscate guns. He didn't.
Fact -- Right-wing extremists said in 2012 that Obama was just waiting for his second term. THEN he would confiscate guns. He hasn't.
Hysterical ravings about gun confiscation work well for right-wing extremists, building membership for gun rights organizations, but it plays on false fears.

Facts Vs. Hysteria. I'll let the readers here choose.

Only because they don't own a .50 BMG. Not an annecdote, a fact. A gun that has never been used in a terrorist act nor act of "workplace violence".

MikeyA

Obama's been the BEST FRIEND EVER to the gun industry. Y'see, all they have to do is point at the scary black Dem in office and suddenly EVERYONE PANIC! RUN TO THE GUN STORE AND BUY EVERYTHING!

"RUN TO THE GUN STORE AND BUY EVERYTHING!"

{big teary anime eyes}

D-d-do you really mean that, AC-kun?

"Obama hasn't, Obama won't, and neither will any Democratic nominee in 2016."

Because they CAN'T. Hence my point. The gun-control backdoor to total confiscation is closed, forever. Americans made this point clear by issuing concealed carry in EVERY state, including the ultra-Liberal ones like Illinois. And Americans made this point clear by starting a buying spree for guns and ammo that made it clear we gun owners are preparing for civil war. So the dare was issued. And the Liberals backed down. It's about the only sane thing they've done in the last 20 years.

You keep forgetting all of Obama's and Biden's tough talk after Sandy Hook. Ooooh, so tough and gravitas-laden! But the end result in the Congress was... nothing, really. Some clarification of ATF power. Some re-arranging of databases. Big fucking whoop. I was laughing so hard that I just about had an aneurysm. It's about as close as I've ever come to having a Liberal kill me.

Gosh darn double-post, curse my fingers!

Your post is just ignorant period. People fought back and so did some in the House and Senate. Don't tell me it can't happen, it happened in New Orleans. If you keep circumventing the 2 amendment it will slowly come to that unless we keep beating it back. How is this story propaganda? its in the cops own words. You progressives can/t acknowledge any truth because you hate the other side, no matter what they say, and that goes for the right as well. When are we all going to recognize POWER TO THE PEOPLE.. Until you realize that go back to bed...

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

All a reasonable person has to do to see how Dems feel about guns is look at the new laws in CA, NY, and CO. The Dems don't want you to have guns. They want to regulate them away.

MikeyA

guns. And they will still have them in 2017! Facts, not fear.

Keep preaching irrational hysteria, Mikey!
Your purpose could only be to unnecessarily frighten people.
Why?

Wrong Dale.

Can I own a .50cal BMG? What if that's the only gun I want to own? Can I own it? Why is that particular weapon banned in the state? If I am 19 can I buy a handgun thus exercising my constitutional right as a voting age adult?

If the answer to any of these questions is no then what you wrote is wrong. Please answer them.

MikeyA

Its all just hysteria and phony scandals, Was it hysteria when Feinstein was pushing her little agenda on guns.???? Is it a PHONY Scandal now that she has been spied on?????

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

I'm still chuckling over Pertcheck's constant refrain that "it hasn't happened yet" so therefore it means it can't happen. Clue for ya, Dale: Before something happens, it isn't happening. Then it happens.

That's why they invented eternal vigilance.

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