Overall good article from Bob over at Bearing Arms. He is commenting on a post recently made by Mike McDaniel over at Stately McDaniel Manor. I think he is an optimist on the outcome on this one, because Connecticut is chock full of blue state sickness.
The ATF-FBI debacles at Waco, Texas and Ruby Ridge, Idaho, in the 1990s remained isolated incidents because those attacked were fringe elements of society, assaulted in isolated areas. The Branch Davidians were an oddball religious cult, while the Weaver family were isolationist white separatists. The federal government was able to get away with the casualties they inflicted upon these people in these locations because these people were “different.”
That isn’t the dynamic in play in Connecticut.
Any SWAT raids on gun owners will not occur in a walled-off religious compound, nor in an isolated mountain cabin far away from prying eyes. Any raids will be in full view of the public, and if citizens are murdered as a result of law enforcement officers attempting to enforce this law, then somewhere between 80,000-100,000 will know that they are next on the list.
Progressives don’t care if they burn down buildings full of children in the name of “the cause.” Their blood dancing all over the still-warm bodies of the latest spree killer’s death spasm in another “gun-free zone” masks their macabre glee at another chance to centralize their power and control.
If you think for a minute the Public Information Officers of all of the Connecticut enforcement agencies haven’t already developed their coordinated talking points of turning people into Davidians and Weavers with MAIG, the Brady Bunch, the VPC, probably 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., and all of the PR hack mouthpieces working for the traitors who authored this legislation, you are wrong.
The narrative is already set. The guy who didn’t register his rifle is already a “domestic extremist.” The house he lives in is now a “compound.” Every interaction with any LE agency on his record, from parking ticket to noise complaint to teenage arrest for disorderly conduct, will become part of his “extensive history with the law enforcement.” If he resists he will very quickly go from “extremist” to full-blown “domestic terrorist” at light speed. If he is a veteran, he “may suffer from PTSD” and he “may have had some mental health issues” if he is not a vet. He will be a “racist.” He will have a “pornography fetish.” He will have “Tea Party ties and is an extremist about taxes.” And in Blue Connecticut, he will be given no quarter.
Even if the guy is the head of the PTA, the Scoutmaster for troop 556, teaches Bible study to troubled teens every Sunday afternoon, and walks old ladies across the street in the town square while conducting bake sales for the local library, he’ll be completely destroyed by the government and media PR hacks. He needs to be made completely unsympathetic to everyone, and it is easy to do in the part of the country whose most elite universities produce myrmidons who think free speech should be outlawed because it gets in the way of leftism.
This man is committing the most egregious of sins. He is defying a progressive government, and scorched earth is the only prescription against such defiance.
There is no Marquees of Queensberry with these people. There may be 100,000 defiant citizens now, but after they see twenty of their countrymen completely destroyed, there may not be many left.
The folks in Connecticut better prepare for not only harassment if not outright deadly force against them for daring to defend their rights, but for information operations of total destruction that come with defying a progressive state. Nobody will be spared. Nobody.
Get your own cameras, phones, WiFi hotspots, and memory cards ready, because you’ll need them as much as anything to fight back. Godspeed. And remember what happened to Richard Jewell.