What was it Governor Dannel Malloy said about gun control? “There’s just not a big appetite for even talking about guns at the moment in the state of Connecticut.” I guess Malloy visited a vomitorium. abcnews.go.com reports that Malloy will join Former U.S. Congresswoman and shill for Americans for Responsible Final Solutions Gabrielle Giffords and the top Democratic leaders of the general assembly to “discuss the issue of gun violence in domestic violence situations.” Ms. Giffords will testify on behalf of CT’s proposed . . .
Gun Violence Restraining Order bill – one of the worst gun control laws in the history of these United States. As reported here ad nauseum, under a GVRO the police can confiscate a gun owner’s firearms on the order of a judge without any prior notice to the gun owner. Who must then prove that he or she’s not a danger to the family member who claimed the gun owner was too dangerous to own guns.
What about innocent until proven guilty? Fuhgeddaboutit. CT’s pro-gunners are kvetching; odds are it won’t do any good.
Gun rights activists contend Malloy’s proposal would remove guns without due process and create potential for abuse. [Republican state Rep. Arthur] O’Neill said current law would potentially lead to weapons being removed faster. Also, he pointed out how the current law, passed after the deadly workplace shooting at the Connecticut Lottery Corporation headquarters, includes safeguards for gun owners. For example, firearms cannot be seized unless there is a complaint filed to a superior court judge that there’s probable cause to believe the person presents a danger to themselves or others.
Not to mention the fact that gun owners [currently] have the right to appear before the judge in their own defense. You know: due process.
Due process is a right guaranteed by the United States Constitution. Steamrolling over that right to appease the civilian disarmament industry, without any proof that a GVRO would reduce domestic violence, should make any patriotic American ill. This in the Constitution State.