Thursday, May 23, 2013

CCDL Files Lawsuit In CT While CT Lawmakers Draft Additional Secret Legislation

 

The Connecticut Citizens Defense League, the Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen, Hiller Sports, MD Shooting and several individuals (all Plaintiffs) filed a legal complaint that is intended to overturn the recent ban on guns of common use in the State of Connecticut.

The Press Release put out by CCDL said in part:
Today, a widely anticipated lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Connecticut, challenging the constitutionality of the new firearms law that was passed hastily by the Connecticut legislature in response to the tragic shooting in Newtown by a disturbed individual. The lawsuit seeks immediate injunctive relief and a ruling declaring the new law unconstitutional under the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. It alleges that Connecticut’s new firearms law is not only unconstitutional but dangerous, since it makes both citizens and law enforcement less safe by depriving citizens of firearms that are in common use throughout the country. The very firearms and design features banned by the new law are commonly used in part because of safety, accuracy and ease-of-use features that make them effective in the hands of citizens who must defend themselves and their families against criminals and the mentally ill who do not obey such laws.

Brought on behalf of individual gun owners, retailers, and citizen’s defense and sportsmen’s organizations,the lawsuit seeks to vindicate the constitutional rights of citizens who are harmed by the broad prohibitions and unworkable vagueness of the new law. The legal challenge focuses on Connecticut’s ban of more than 100 additional common firearms that the law now dubs “assault weapons” and on the ban of standard design features, including magazines that hold more than 10 round of ammunition, t
hat provide improved safety, accuracy, and ease-of-use. The lawsuit also challenges the practical bans imposed by the new law on an even broader array of firearms due to the law’s vague language and interpretative confusion combined with severe criminal penalties.

Plaintiffs bringing the lawsuit include individuals such as an elderly widow who lives alone in a rural area where the emergency response time of a lone resident trooper serving the area is 45 minutes, a rabbi whose synagogue in the Bridgeport area has been broken into by intruders, a young professional woman whose efforts to defend herself are made more difficult by the loss of an arm due to cancer, among other individuals. In addition, retailers whose businesses have been severely harmed by the law have joined the lawsuit, which was conceived and organized by fellow-plaintiff organizations the Connecticut Citizens Defense League, commonly known as CCDL, and the Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen. Both organizational plaintiffs represent large numbers of Connecticut citizens whose rights to own the firearms of their choice for self-defense and other lawful purposes, such as sports shooting and hunting, have been harmed by the new prohibitions.

Donations to help fund the ongoing legal battle are being accepted by CCDL.
How to Donate to Litigation Fund:
If members wish to to donate, please utilize our PayPal link (can also be found on their website) or mail your contributions to:
CCDL Inc.
PO Box 642
Groton, CT 06340  


and in the meantime - the same culprits who passed this anti-gun legislation in the CT Legislature are preparing to pass legislation - without the benefit of any public input - and in a very sneaky and unusual manner which goes against all rules of law making - which would restrict public access to the details of the Newtown shooting. Apparently these lawmakers wish to keep vital information about the shooting from the public eye under the guise of "protecting the privacy of the victims' families".
A draft of the bill was released Wednesday afternoon by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's office, which has been working behind the scenes in recent weeks on drafting the language with legislative leaders and the office of the state's top prosecutor, Chief State's Attorney Kevin Kane.

Word of the planned legislation was kept from the public until Tuesday, when The Courant obtained a copy of an email written by a Kane assistant that said Malloy's legal staff told him a draft of a "special act" would be quickly "forthcoming."

A Courant story about the secret plan to withhold information on the Newtown investigation has sparked intense interest and concern in Connecticut and nationwide — based both on what the bill would do and the way it was put together outside the normal legislative process, without a public hearing. ...
The bill, which would take effect immediately upon passage, would:

Allow all government agencies to keep secret from the public any images including photographs, videotapes and digital recordings as well as audio recordings that depict the physical condition of any victim "without the written consent of the victim, or, if the victim is deceased, a member of the victim's immediate family."

•Permit any public agency to remove the name of any minor witness of the school shooting — younger than 18 — from any records.

Prevent disclosure to the public of any recordings of audio transmissions or recordings of any "call for emergency assistance, including but not limited to an emergency 9-1-1 call." Public agencies, however, would be allowed to sell transcriptions of such recordings to members of the public for 50 cents a page.

Also, no municipal official or employee would be required to make public the death certificate of anyone who died at the school, unless the request is made by a member of the victim's immediate family.

"Immediate family" is defined in the draft of the bill as "a spouse, adult child, parent, adult sibling or legal guardian." "Victim" means "any person who suffered a gunshot wound or any other physical injury arising from the discharge of a firearm on the grounds of Sandy Hook Elementary School" on Dec. 14, "but excluding the person who fired such firearm."
What is it that they are trying to conceal? What details are we not "adult enough" to see and examine? Shouldn't the public be privy to  emergency responders conversations and response times? Shouldn't we know what happened to the people that were apprehended in the woods behind the school? Shouldn't we know what actually transpired on that morning? and how is it that laws are being crafted in secret and planned to be shoved through the legislature in unorthodox manners? 

The E-Cert anti-gun bill which is being fought by the CCDL legal challenge was also passed without a public hearing, and many legislators did not even read the entire bill prior to their voting on it.

This type of law making is shameful - and should NOT be tolerated.


Additional reading about this here.  


Monday, May 20, 2013

Congratulations Graduate!



We are so proud of our daughter, Rachel, who is now an official college graduate!
This past weekend she graduated from the University of New Haven - with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Industry with a Business Management Minor. She is hoping to land a full time job in the music industry working with music contracts, property rights, venue management, or tour management. She eventually hopes to attend law school and become an entertainment lawyer.

In case you are wondering: The Blue Stole is for studying abroad, the Green one (underneath the Blue) is for participating in the internship program while attending college, the Blue and Yellow cords were for being an Resident Assistant (RA), and the Yellow and White cords were for graduating Cum Laude.

Great job Rachel!  You have worked so hard and achieved so much!

Many congratulations to you!
We are so very proud of you and your accomplishments and wish you all the best!
The world is your oyster!! *


* THE WORLD IS AN (ONE'S) OYSTER - The proverb first appears in Shakespeare's play 'The Merry Wives of Windsor' (1600) Act II, Scene II.

Falstaff: I will not lend thee a penny.
Pistol: Why, then, the world's mine oyster, Which I with sword will open.'

In other words... The world is yours for the taking; and the oyster holds a pearl of great value!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Teacher Gets Taught!

Bravo to this young man, named Jeff Bliss, that had the guts to speak his mind to a "teacher".
He was totally fed up by Ms. Phung giving out another unimaginative packet of worksheets for the class to fill out instead of actually teaching a lesson to the class.
Kids need enthusiasm and inspiration from their teachers.



When a student like this - who is obviously craving for educational challenge and takes a stand for his right to learn - speaks out, it is the responsibility for us all to listen. We should be aware of the nonsense passing for "education" in our government schools. Thank goodness another student recorded this because we all need to see and hear this. It's just too bad that the rest of the class did not follow this young man out of the classroom.

Teachers like this - and students like Jeff - are the reason why homeschooling should be an unhindered (free) and viable option. I truly hope that this young man never changes his desire to question, to take a stand and to speak out!

After the above video went viral... the News picked up the story:



Thursday, May 9, 2013

Joe Biden's Gun Advice To Women

Now ladies.. listen up - our VP has some sage advice for you regarding self defense.. and I have found this wonderful video to help demonstrate.




Thanks Joe... women of America have truly learned something :)

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Forget Drones - Here Come Bugbots!

How's this for a Minority Report future?



I can see some legitimate applications for this technology - but in the wrong hands it will be insufferable.
However - that video has lots of "May do this" sort of language.. but we get what the ultimate goal is for this type of technology.

Here's the REAL one being funded by the Air Force. http://www.tech­ject.com/dragonf­ly.html
Techjet was actually looking into selling them for about $200 a piece.

It's all not too far from this:



Monday, May 6, 2013

Obama Says - Don't Listen To Them ... Listen To Me

Graduates of Ohio State University were treated to a speech by King... I mean, President, Obama... where he spoke to them about rejecting the voices they hear warning them of tyranny.



These are the same students who will be spending the next 10-15 years struggling to pay off Federal Government backed student loans, paying higher taxes to Federal and State coffers, and paying for Obamacare, while adhering to an array of other laws meant to control and restrict their lives. Chances are many of these graduates won't even be able to find work - except for retail or menial service jobs - and may even be reduced to working for the government.

Yeah... so while they are being made slaves to the State, Obama advises them to reject any notion of tyranny... how interesting... and in the same breath he says they should take responsibility for their own lives.. which really means obey the State and work hard to pay your tribute.

So tell me - where is this "self-rule" that Obama speaks of? We are told where and what to smoke, how much soda we can have, what vaccines we must pump into our bodies, that we have no choice in knowing what's in our GMO laden food, who we can marry, what kinds of toilets we can purchase, whether we can collect rainwater, and on and on and on...

In the meantime, government has demonstrated how easily martial law is instituted, having innocent people and their homes searched without warrants, complete with armed tanks rolling down American city streets, and guns pointed at American homes as they continue the growing militarization of local law enforcement. All the while they demand citizen compliance and acceptance of these police actions. All of this, of course, is funded by the very taxes we all slave to pay! It should also be noted that the Federal government is in the process of stockpiling millions of rounds of ammunition, while summarily trying to disarm American citizens with Obama's anti-gun agenda.

So yeah, Class of 2013.... just ignore those voices which warn you of tyranny... and tyrannical controlling government policies... just move along.. nothing to see here... and by all means ... "don't gum up the works".