Stand Strong Connecticut by Dan Zimmerman | Mar 06, 2014 | 57 comments facebook twitter linkedin email Send your STAND STRONG CONNECTICUT photo to [email protected] We’ll post them on our Facebook album [click here to view.] Please put STAND STRONG in the subject field of your email. comments michael nieto says: March 6, 2014 at 14:33 i wanna make fun of this guys mall ninja getup but if he is in California with that ar he has got some balls Reply Gene says: March 6, 2014 at 14:56 I’m hoping policy for TTAG is to delete all metadata from submitted photos. If not, it should be policy. Reply AmericanSpirit says: March 6, 2014 at 15:04 Absolutely this. For those of you who don’t know, easiest way to delete phone metadata is to copy it to your computer and take a screenshot of the image. However, without additional work the image will likely still contain information about the program used to edit the image as well as your computer itself. Here’s a useful link for those interested (and yes, it’s a little old, but your independent google-fu should be willfully strong on this subject): http://www.pbs.org/idealab/2011/02/how-to-remove-location-information-from-mobile-photos055/ Reply Accur81 says: March 6, 2014 at 15:37 It’s too late, I’ve already dispatched a SWAT team. Kidding. Albaniaaaa says: March 6, 2014 at 15:40 I hope this guy did it himself already. Especially since he is basically alluding to committing crimes. Reply Gene says: March 6, 2014 at 15:56 There is still the email and te associated headers, but I’m hoping TTAG would hold for a warrant. Maybe policy includes deleting the email… or maybe email hosts are in Sealand… or…. .??? Barstow Cowboy says: March 8, 2014 at 17:15 It’s possible that he had it registered before the deadline in 2000, and it’s therefore legal. Maybe the non-compliance to which he was referring was the law regulating the possession of scary face masks by individuals who aren’t empowered to participate in organized violence. Reply DrVino says: March 6, 2014 at 15:21 The mag may be limited to 10 rounds and he may have a bullet button installed. Can’t tell from the pic. Reply Don says: March 6, 2014 at 15:35 It might not even be a real gun, and he may not even be in CA. Reply RockOnHellChild says: March 6, 2014 at 15:49 He might not even be real, maybe this site isn’t real, maybe it’s all just one big dream… Ralph says: March 6, 2014 at 15:52 I think, therefore I am (I think). Jus Bill says: March 6, 2014 at 15:55 I dunno. I’m so confused… RockOnHellChild says: March 6, 2014 at 15:58 Yes, but are we all thinking, or aming? I think aming, I think. jwm says: March 6, 2014 at 19:59 Phuck. Now I gotta have a night light again tonight. You guys just love to phuck with my mind. Kevin A. says: March 7, 2014 at 10:54 How Can Assault Rifles Be Real If Guns Aren’t? Dave says: March 6, 2014 at 14:33 Good to see people standing up to unConstitutional laws in other states too. Reply Henry Bowman says: March 6, 2014 at 14:36 Nice! I’m glad to see “non-compliers” and “freedom outlaws” behind enemy lines. Reply Ralph says: March 6, 2014 at 14:51 If we fire the first shot in this phase of the culture war, we lose. If we surrender, we lose. The only way we can win is massive noncompliance, passive resistance and one court challenge after another, resulting in non-enforcement. But as far as getting these laws repealed, I’m not all that hopeful. Hell, we can’t even get bridge tolls repealed. Reply Jim says: March 6, 2014 at 14:54 +1 Reply John L. says: March 6, 2014 at 15:14 At least the bridge tolls have a nominally useful purpose. Reply Paul T. McCain says: March 6, 2014 at 15:07 I am looking forward to your reports Nick Reply Chauncey says: March 6, 2014 at 17:22 Cool story, bro. Reply Hannibal says: March 6, 2014 at 15:18 And out next contestant on “Let’s take a selfie like a soon-to-be spree killer” is… this guy. Reply Michael B. says: March 6, 2014 at 16:23 He’s in California. He has to protect his identity from people like you. Reply cknarf says: March 6, 2014 at 17:24 Have you seen the other entries? Gotta love the ‘serial killer mugshot’ expressions! Reply Maineuh says: March 6, 2014 at 15:20 Ominous. But hey, different strokes and all that. I, for example, intend to take a photo of myself in a banana hammock to show my support. Reply Vhyrus says: March 6, 2014 at 15:22 make sure its the one like borat wears with the shoulder straps Reply Maineuh says: March 6, 2014 at 15:23 Heh! This made me a little bit queasy. Reply LongBeach says: March 6, 2014 at 16:28 Is there another kind? That’s all I’ve ever worn. Reply jwm says: March 6, 2014 at 20:01 Oh for craps sake! Now I gotta have the night light and the sting of eye bleach. You phuckers are just mean. Dave says: March 6, 2014 at 15:28 Or a tasteful nude with a strategically placed buttstock… Reply TheOtherDavid says: March 6, 2014 at 15:28 Keep in mind, the fearless leader of moms demand action is a former public relations professional. I can just imagine the furious cut and paste going on as she grabs pictures like this trying to scare Mr. and Mrs. America about the paramilitary domestic terrorists bragging on the Internet about how they break state and federal firearms law. Our right to keep and bear arms is enshrined in the Constitution. Unfortunately, we live in a completely political environment, and image can be everything when it comes to manipulating public opinion and bringing political pressure to bear on weak decision-makers Reply ScurvyDog says: March 6, 2014 at 15:53 Agreed. If I were located in a blue state such as CA I would choose a much more innocuous disguise, like a nun outfit or Barney. Wait- that may be a tad creepy. The skullface ski masks are beginning to get on my nerves a little bit though regardless. Enough of the tacticool operator crap already. We don’t need that kind of thing on our side. Reply Ralph says: March 6, 2014 at 16:09 He should have worn an Obama mask. Reply RockOnHellChild says: March 6, 2014 at 16:16 Don’t steal my idea, Ralph. iCONOCLAST says: March 6, 2014 at 15:31 good to see the lunatic fringe is checking in Reply Ralph says: March 6, 2014 at 15:55 The only way you’re going to see the lunatic fringe is if you look in a mirror. Reply Accur81 says: March 6, 2014 at 15:53 If you are part of the CA non-compliers – a group which I know “nothing” about – then it would behoove one to be anonymous. Our government probably already thinks many of us are creepy. I am referring to all gun owners who have the ability to see that gun bans, registrations, mag caps, may issue, etc. are detriment to responsible gun owners and not in the interest of public safety as advertised by statists. Reply Ralph says: March 6, 2014 at 16:12 Alas, anonymity is as much of a pipe dream as privacy. Neither exist anymore. Just ask the NSA. Reply Accur81 says: March 6, 2014 at 16:48 The NSA is not all-knowing. They’d like to have us cower in fear at the thought. Without cell phones, current addresses, good license plates, credit cards, witnesses, and aerial surveillance, it can be very difficult to track someone down. We have many criminals on the lamb simply because we cannot track them. Want to be hard to find? Go low tech. Reply Chauncey says: March 6, 2014 at 17:23 “..on the lamb” Ha! It’s on the lam, bro. Accur81 says: March 6, 2014 at 19:05 iPhone autocorrect / fill in. DownrangeFuture says: March 7, 2014 at 09:01 You realize how stupid easy it is to be anonymous on the internet? All it takes is a bit of planning. Even Tor is still secure from all but dedicated efforts to crack it. Even then it’s hit or miss. And if all you want to do is send anonymous email, that’s even easier. Fastest way, do some searching on how to download bittorrents anonymously. Use one of those methods, and the last traceable aspect of your activity stops at the VPN server. The NSA and “Uncle” just want you to THINK it’s hard to be anonymous. Reply Jus Bill says: March 6, 2014 at 15:58 Words to live by: Tor. PGP or GnuPG. Peace (through deterrence). Reply Calvin says: March 6, 2014 at 17:23 And strip out the EXIF Reply Dev says: March 6, 2014 at 16:41 I don’t see why it is a problem that this guy is wearing a mask. We all know how some people in our communities react when they find out we have guns. Especially if this guy lives in California. Reply Jesse R Welling says: March 6, 2014 at 20:09 A Ronald Regan mask would have been better though… Reply cogline says: March 6, 2014 at 16:44 I would have worn my furry costume. Reply SilentSecessionist says: March 6, 2014 at 17:04 Considering how often I read about people being arrested based on photos of them appearing with drugs or firearms, and assuming he’s in Ca (that’s a TAD gear balaclava, i bet, a CA based company) then I completely understand and support his wearing a mask, despite how sad it is that those kinds of measures are necessary. in California, The Chair Is Against The Wall, after all. Reply TRP says: March 6, 2014 at 17:21 Shockingly, the 9th District Court of Appeals just issued a surprising ruling on the Peruta case which may open the door to a more relaxed CCW process in CA. Miracles do happen! Don’t ever give up hope… Reply Grumpy in Kali says: March 6, 2014 at 20:18 Long overdue reaction to the State of California cutting loose tens of thousands of prison inmates. If they’re not going to keep these people in prison to serve out their sentences, then they have to do something to let regular folks protect themselves against predators. Reply FrankDaTank says: March 6, 2014 at 20:02 I haven’t seen that sort of flat dark earth rail cover before. Anyone know what it is? Reply CATS says: March 6, 2014 at 20:10 Looks Like LaRue Index Clips. I’m about 90% positive. Reply FrankDaTank says: March 7, 2014 at 14:25 Thanks! Reply TheOtherDavid says: March 6, 2014 at 22:08 I don’t mind the try for anonymity. It’s the death-head mask pattern that sends the wrong message and only reinforces the antis’ message that anyone that respects and lives by the Second Amendment is a “gun-nut” just one spilled latte away from a bloodbath at Starsucks. I’d rather that the photo stopped at the shoulders. Maybe a single mom with her arms around her children saying “I defended my young daughters from a meth-head home invasion with a 15 round magazine. Why does the State of Connecticut want my children to be at the mercy of drug felons?” The antis are masters of framing the message with images meant to sway the mushy middle of Americans. We have the facts on our side – it’s time to have the message on our side too, and that starts with images that the target audience identifies with. Less mall ninja and more working mom. Reply Aaron says: March 7, 2014 at 00:40 Two words: Balls, kudos! Reply USNvet says: March 10, 2014 at 09:31 The citizens of Connecticut must use the power of the vote to rid their state of the scum of the earth that forgot Connecticut is called the “constitution state” How come the idiots in power stated “we should not blame all Muslims for the actions of a few terrorists ” Then these same brain dead politicians say “we must ban firearms because of the actions of a few lunatics” ? Reply Write a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.