This is too good to not share.
Connecticut, the state where the Newtown tragedy occurred, is currently trying to decide how many rights it can get away with taking from its citizens – similar to what we’ve seen in several other states including New York and Colorado. For example, just yesterday, “universal” background check legislationÂ passed out of committeeÂ in the General Assembly.
A few days ago, a man named Boomer Steed from Vernon, CT spoke at a public hearing on gun control.Â Mr. Steed spoke passionately, but with common sense, and spoke directly to the members of the committee. Here’s an example:
I canâ€™t for the life of me understand how this state can have as many gun laws on the books as it does and have members of its Legislature need to take firearms 101.
Ironic don’t you think? The people making the laws governing the possession and use of firearms are completely ignorant about them. These fools don’t know how firearms work, they don’t know their capabilities, they don’t even understand the various evil features they are trying to ban.
Probably my favorite part of what Mr. Steed had to say, however, was this:
The reason that your jobs are becoming so difficult is because youâ€™re coloring outside the lines of constitutional parameters. Thatâ€™s the bottom line. You are trying to marriage up public safety with constitutional rights. The Constitution did not guarantee public safety, it guaranteed liberty.
Amen Mr. Steed, you’re a good American. I wish we had more like you in this country.
Watch the whole thing here, it’s well worth your time.