Time to get better legislators!

This applies equally to New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Illinois, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Washington DC.

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17 Responses to Time to get better legislators!

  1. Eric says:

    I lived in Hawaii for most of my life and it is a very blue state. People tend to vote Democrat no matter who is running and the Democrats know they have a lock so they do basically what ever they like. At some point a citizen tends to wake up and see how limited their rights really are, grumble a bit, and mostly give up with out a fight. This is a prime example why having the ability to move to a better state that more closely fits your beliefs is so important. A strong Federal Government tends to negate that advantage by passing vast overbearing laws that cannot be escaped by simply moving within the country. As to Hawaii, the voters are not stupid. They just are far too busy living their lives, by and large, to actually put any real effort into ensuring their own personal liberties. I fought it for years and finally left for a Red state. I am very much happier and safer here!

  2. Chris says:

    You forgot Maryland.

  3. Nathan says:

    CT has a pretty vexing assault weapons ban, and there’s been a fair bit of bad stuff lately where people have been persecuted (no, I do not mean prosecuted) for printing or open carry, but it’s really not so bad here.

    CT is basically shall issue, the list of prohibited places is pretty short, and we can have NFA firearms. I would like to see the AW ban go away, and I’d like to see better protection for open carry, but a lot of people have carry permits in this state.

  4. TJIC says:

    I love it!

    Could I ask the favor of a version that replaces “CA” with “MA” ?

  5. Oleg Volk says:

    I will make a Massachusetts version. Could you take a photo of downtown Boston skyline for me?

  6. Charlie Foxtrot says:

    Unfortunately, in Cali, that isn’t going to happen. We’d need better voters first.

    Through conscious decisions and actions, the Democrats have built an unholy alliance of the self-nominated elite, the media, government and private sector unions, immigrants, and the indigent. Over the years they have cynically increased the numbers of all those dependent on state government through legislation, government expansion, cronyism, lavish contracts, over-generous welfare benefits, and support of open borders. They now control an unassailable majority of the voters.

    Even given their incredible mismanagement of this state, liberal Democrats are elected in increasing numbers.

    We’re essentially fighting a delaying action here in the Tarnished State. Heed our tragic example.

  7. Alany H says:

    We still must fight, we are getting better in CA even though it seems the opposite. We have 2 years in a row of defeating gun legislation at the capitol and case law that furthers the rights of those in the state. The people in CA need to stand up and get involved at every level. I get sick of “why bother” attitude. I am one person and one person can stand up and make the difference.

  8. Alany sells herself short! She and I kicked butt in Pleasant Hill, along with about 100 dedicated and fun CA GUN OWNERS from all walks of life. We have a vibrant grassroots movement, and we are now seeing real political effects from this direct grassroots action.

    Sunnyvale is next in line, and I predict they will either do nothing, or pass something that is extremely watered down, and really only useful to them for political reasons.

    I can’t speak to state level stuff, but I know in town after town, our little grassroots steamroller is rolling things BACK!

  9. ALSO, we have THOUSANDS NEW NEW CARRY LICENSES IN THIS STATE, and many counties are essentially shall issue. That is due to the work of the Calguns Foundation, and specifically, about 3 insanely dedicated and smart people.

    The word for CA is winning, and I know this from direct personal experience. But do not just ask me, ask ANY person who is engaged in this fight. WE ARE WINNING NOW, AND HAVE BEEN FOR ABOUT THREE YEARS. Don’t even get me started on the 300,000 PLUS new black rifles legally imported into our state.

  10. rAsp says:


    A NJ version would also be much appreciated.

  11. Braden Lynch says:

    I call and write my legislators regularly now. I say that we annoy the hell out of them until they do what they should, despite their socialist tendencies.

  12. "lee n. field" says:

    “get better legislators”

    Easy to say, not so easy to do.

  13. David says:

    You should add Maryland to that list.

  14. Lyle says:

    The acknowledgement and protection of rights were never supposed to be contingent upon the outcomes of elections. That they actually are contingent means we’ve been attacked AND we have been defeated. The only real solution is to bring to justice those responsible for the attack.

    So long as there is no real price to pay for violating the rights of Americans, we will never be safe.

    Section 242 of Title 18 makes it a crime for a person acting under color of any law to willfully deprive a person of a right or privilege protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States.
    For the purpose of Section 242, acts under “color of law” include acts not only done by federal, state, or local officials within the their lawful authority, but also acts done beyond the bounds of that official’s lawful authority, if the acts are done while the official is purporting to or pretending to act in the performance of his/her official duties. Persons acting under color of law within the meaning of this statute include police officers, prisons guards and other law enforcement officials, as well as judges, care providers in public health facilities, and others who are acting as public officials. It is not necessary that the crime be motivated by animus toward the race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin of the victim.
    The offense is punishable by a range of imprisonment up to a life term, or the death penalty, depending upon the circumstances of the crime, and the resulting injury, if any.
    TITLE 18, U.S.C., SECTION 242
    Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, … shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnaping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

  15. Murphy's Law says:

    Definitely add Maryland to that list.

  16. Charlie Foxtrot says:

    Alany H;

    Absolutely! As a member of the NRA Membership Council, I’m part of the continuing fight against Sacramento stupidity. However, those in other states should be aware of how the politicians stacked the deck against us.

    Sadly, I expect to have to leave the state of my birth in no later than five years, as the Non-Worker’s Paradise collapse under the weight of its own foolishness.

  17. Mopar says:

    While CT has plenty of room for improvement (and surely could use better legislators), it’s no where NEAR as bad as any of the other states you lumped us in with. While the Brady’s tout us as a “may issue” state, we are pretty close to shall issue. The state is actually pretty good about overturning locally denied permits as long as you’re not a prohibited person. According to something a saw recently CT actually had one of the highest ratios of permit holders in the country, and that was using pre Obama numbers.

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