Ever since Sandy Hook, there has been a coordinated effort in the polimedia (liberal politicians and media are the same these days, bouncing back and forth with jobs between the two fields) to gin up hysteria about firearms and use language to keep people emotional.
The purposeful intent it to keep the citizenry from coming down from their emotional roller coaster to think about the constitutionality of gun control, the warnings against it from the Founders, and the crime statistics that overwhelming prove that the “solutions” the polimedia are trying to push through are about protecting the polimedia from the people, and nothing else.
When pressed, each and every time polimedia have admitted that the laws they are pushing would not stop the next Columbine, Aurora, or Sandy Hook. They aren’t designed to. The unconstitutional laws being pushed by the political left were created to prevent the next Lexington and Concord. They don’t want their intolerable acts challenged. Thus tyrants have always operated.
The President of Colt Manufacturing shut down his plant yesterday to protest the witch hunt in Connecticut:
The president of one of the nation’s oldest gun manufacturers closed down his Connecticut factory Thursday morning and bused 400 of his workers to the state Capitol so they could personally urge lawmakers not to pass gun control legislation that they say could risk their livelihoods.
Dennis Veilleux, president of the Hartford-based Colt’s Manufacturing Co., said even though he has spoken with legislators and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s staff about his trepidations several times, he believes they don’t truly understand the financial ramifications of the legislation being proposed in the wake of the deadly Dec. 14 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.
State officials have listened to the concerns he and other Connecticut gun company officials have voiced, “but I would say it’s more pacifying us,” Veilleux said. That’s why he decided to rent 10 buses and bring over his first shift workers, plus some second- and third-shift ones, and some suppliers.
“These are the faces of the jobs at Colt,” Veilleux said in an interview with The Associated Press while riding on a bus back to the factory. “Each of these people represents other people in the state. They represent the community and, in a lot of cases, they’re the breadwinners of their families. And more and more, manufacturing jobs are hard to come by.”
I don’t think Veilleux gets it, any more than the other gun manufacturer’s in the increasingly socialist northeast. Of course wants these workers unemployed. They want to have all gun companies shut down, all firearms confiscated except those which they control. In Connecticut, they don’t view Colt loosing jobs as a bug, they view it as a feature. As soon as Veilleux and other executives figure that out, and start efforts moving their manufacturing plants to free states, the better off these companies and their owners/shareholders will be.
I’ll offer the same advice to Colt as I have to Magpul, that I’ll make to Beretta, Springfield Armory, and other companies in the industry in unfriendly territory. Move to central North Carolina. We’ve a new Republican governor eager to generate jobs who I’m sure would work with you, Republicans in both sides of the state legislature pushing gun-friendly laws, a great climate and skilled non-union labor.
Start a “gun park” here similar to Research Triangle Park (RTP), which has made this area a hotbed of high tech and pharma for so long. Duplicate that success again here. We already know how. Accept our offer of southern hospitality.
Come to where you are wanted and respected Mr. Veilleux. Connecticut rather obviously views you as something less than a contributing member of society.