“Gun legislation that advocacy groups call the strongest and most comprehensive to be taken up across the nation moved closer to passage early Thursday as the Connecticut House approved the tough gun measure,” CNN reports with characteristic objectivity. “The vote, 105-44, followed passage by the Senate a day earlier.” Republicans howled in protest at the Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety Act. Or not. House Minority Leader Larry Cafero said gun owners wouldn’t lose their guns or “high capacity” ammo mags “so long as they follow our rules and register.” All that’s left now is for Governor Malloy to assemble some parents of children mowed down in the Sandy Hook slaughter, wave the bloody shirt, trample on Constitution State residents’ Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms and spike the proverbial football. Given the connection between firearms ownership and individual freedom, I hereby declare Connecticut a slave state.