When Connecticut Gov. D.P. Malloy (D) formed his task force on gun violence prevention early in the year, the governor set a deadline of March 15 to deliver preliminary reports with suggestions. Now Malloy wants to ignore the working groups and push his own legislation through immediately.
From The Hartford Courant.
Exhibiting frustration with what he sees as the General Assembly’s lack of progress on gun control, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Wednesday that he will propose language Thursday that can be pushed through the House and Senate into law.
Why would he do this? I think it’s pretty obvious. There is no emergency requiring legislation to be passed immediately, and I’m certain more people are actually taking the time to learn more about the issue and are uncomfortable about proposals being floated by the gun control crowd. They are learning the legislation will not do anything to prevent shootings and Malloy does not like informed people. When referencing the working groups, Malloy originally said they…
… could take as much time as it needed, adding: “This is not a race.” Meanwhile, the legislative task force, although it is working faster than Malloy’s panel, still isn’t finished, either.
Malloy just realized it is a race. For him and the gun control crowd it’s a race against logic and the truth.
- How many of you know the Virginia Tech shooter used a handgun with standard capacity magazines – not a rifle – to kill 32 college students?
- How many of you realized the NRA’s suggestion to placed armed law enforcement in schools is exactly what school districts around the country – including Newtown – are asking for? The NRA’s Wayne LaPierre was branded the devil for making the same suggestion.
- How many of you know the Aurora, Colo. shooter’s “devastating” 100-round magazine drum failed and jammed after only a few shots?
- How many of you found out for the first time the 2nd Amendment has absolutely nothing to do with hunting?
- How many of you knew the Newtown shooter sometimes used only used half of the 30 rounds in his magazine? (I hope to have more on this in the future.)
- How many of you have spoken to a cop you know, and he or she told you the gun control legislation being proposed will do nothing to reduce the chance a tragedy like Newtown will happen again?
- How many of you found out – in almost every mass shooting case – the shooter was on, or had previously been prescribed psychiatric medication? I would never say there was a direct cause and effect, but that certainly seems to be a contributing factor.
- How many of you realized the New York gun control legislation that was past with no discussion or debate went too far?
- Did you recently find out there was a difference between fully-automatic rifles and semi-automatic rifles?
- Did you figure out the media almost never gets the facts correct when reporting on firearms?
- Did you learn there is no functional difference between an AR-15 type “assault rifle” and the rifles that “look less evil?”
I could go on and on…
It’s my job – and your job – to research the issue and inform yourself about the proposed legislation and the effectiveness of the proposed laws. Do not stop. Learn and reach out to others. Don’t let the gun control crowd bully you into submission. Keep fighting … I think we are actually reaching people!