Back on 28JAN13, Bill Stevens delivered the following testimony (transcribed as best I could) to the public hearing of the Gun Violence Prevention Working Group of the Connecticut General Assembly:
My name is Bill Stevens; I live in Newtown.
My fifth-grade daughter was in "lockdown" on December 14th, 2012. Unfortunately, her classmate’s little sister was murdered in Sandy Hook that day when "lockdown" and 911 weren’t enough to protect her from an [...]
I would like to take a moment today to extend my sincere thanks to the legislatures of both New York State and Connecticut for proving, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that "gun control" is, in truth and fact, a slippery slope.
Anti-rights cultists come absolutely unhinged every time you mention the possibility of "gun control" itself being a slippery slope, and tend to immediately decry such mutterings as prima facie logical fallacies; it [...]
Not having a dog in this particular fight, I can only sit back and laugh at how quickly The Journal News and now Gawker Media are realizing that private American citizens enjoy their… well, privacy. Extra bonus points got to Gawker for labeling all firearm-owning New Yorkers as "Assholes" – way to make friends and influence people, especially in New York.
On the one hand, a fair argument could be made that these lists [...]
Now that Blogger has once again demonstrated how craptacular it can be, I figure I will publicize this little offer a little more than I have in the past.
I have an unlimited storage / unlimited bandwidth account with Dreamhost, and, as you can imagine, I use an absurdly small amount of it on a daily basis. As such, I have space to spare, which leads me to realize that other people could use [...]
Ten years ago yesterday, “gun control” failed and seven people died:
The other thing that’s not mentioned is that [redacted] was not legally allowed to own the two firearms used. He was ineligible to own firearms in MA and had been ordered to turn in his firearms and had not complied, yet police never confiscated his firearms. He’d been declared unsuitable over repeated mental illness issues, and yet had not had his firearms – [...]
Why, it seems like just a few days ago when I observed that registration of firearms invariably leads to their confiscation…
Oh wait. It was only a few days ago.
At any rate, turns out I was right:
Several gun owners are refusing to surrender a semi-automatic rifle that was imported from China and bought legally before the RCMP retroactively declared it a prohibited weapon.
Firearms that have been allowed into [...]
Historically speaking, firearm registration invariably leads to firearm confiscation – the only significant variable is time.
This was true in Canada:
Ten months after Rock’s remarks, Parliament passed the Canadian Firearms Act, and confiscating legally owned firearms is precisely the first thing the new law did. The first of three major provisions to go into effect banned private ownership of well more than half of Canada’s legally registered pistols. Any handgun of .32 [...]