Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim: We’re Taking a Stand Against Gun Violence by Banning ‘Ghost Guns’

courtesy The Haunted Closet

“The pose striking got more ludicrous as Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim gathered his police chief, state legislators, City Council members, and other gullibles while he signed a city ordinance purporting to outlaw homemade plastic guns and guns without serial numbers, ‘ghost guns.'”

“‘As a city, we are taking a stand against gun violence,’ Mayor Ganim said, as if state and federal laws haven’t done that for centuries already and as if a piddling city ordinance will deter anyone who isn’t deterred by those laws.” – Chris Powell, Despite Ganim’s Posturing, Urban Problem Isn’t Guns

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  1. avatar Ogre says:

    Chris Powell is right – Mayor Ganim is a virtue-signalling poseur

    1. avatar Bearpaw says:

      Regarding the pictured ghost gun toy I’m confused as to where the center of mass is on a ghost since ghosts are thought to be without mass.

    2. avatar Mikial says:

      In other words, he’s a Liberal.

  2. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

    a) They’re ‘ghost guns’. That means you can’t find them.

    b) So all you have to do to circumvent the ordinance is to etch a 1 on your 80% lower.

    1. avatar Anonymoose says:

      Recommend using an ancient Egyptian Cartouche. Let them try to stick that in their database.

    2. avatar Lost Down South says:

      b) So all you have to do to circumvent the ordinance is to etch a 1 on your 80% lower.

      Actually, it’s considerable harder and more expensive that that.

      Marking requirements:

      https://www.atf.gov/firearms/firearms-guides-importation-verification-firearms-ammunition-firearms-verification-overview

      1. avatar Gov. William J Le Petomane says:

        Etching/engraving, not all that much of a distinction in aluminum. Take a straight screwdriver, hold the blade vertically on the receiver and tap it with a hammer – serial number stamped per fe deral regulation.

      2. avatar Greg Jameson says:

        These requirements only apply if you are manufacturing for sale. If you are just completing an 80% for personal use, all you have to put on it is the Serial Number to not be a ghost gun

        1. avatar Lost Down South says:

          Unless you live in CA.

  3. avatar Steve says:

    If laws worked to reduce violence the one against assault would be all that’s needed.

  4. avatar Shire-man says:

    The convicted felon Joe Ganim?
    CT is a meme and Bridgeport is a meta-meme.

  5. avatar Cruzo1981 says:

    He spent 7 years in prison and he’s mayor? There’s the problem…

    1. avatar That One Guy says:

      Sounds like he’s mad he can’t possess due to being a felon.

      “if I can’t, you can’t either!”

  6. avatar Ken says:

    “Joseph Peter Ganim (born October 21, 1959) is an American politician and the mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut, and was a Candidate for Governor of the State of Connecticut. He was elected mayor of the city six times serving from 1991 to 2003, when he resigned as after being convicted on federal felony corruption charges. Ganim was released after serving six years in a Federal Correctional Institution at Fort Dix. In 2015, Ganim mounted a successful political comeback after being elected Bridgeport mayor again. Ganim was sworn in as mayor on December 1, 2015. Ganim has twice unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination for governor of Connecticut, running in 1994 and 2018.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Ganim

    1. avatar Old Guy in Montana says:

      The good Mayor is just angry that his prior conviction for a felony precludes him from lawfully owning a firearm…and is taking it out (in right proper Democrat fashion) on the non-felonious people of Bridgeport. I’d bet that a lawfully executed search warrant of his person and home would turn up a prohibited weapon…or two.

    2. avatar Mark N. says:

      A felony conviction for public corruption isn’t a bar to running to fill the governor’s chair in Connecticut?
      Wow. Just wow.

      1. avatar Rocketman says:

        Doesn’t surprise me since I used to “exist” there back in the early 80’s. If the U.S. needed an enema, that’s where the hose would be put.

        1. avatar YuGo HuGo says:

          Actually more than one enema or a multi-output enema would be necessary these days due to the rise in relief ports/rectums across the land.

      2. avatar Mike says:

        It is probably a requirement in CT.
        All politicians should have a criminal background check, credit check and be drug tested.

    3. avatar Scoutino says:

      Bridgeport citizens voted in a felon convicted on federal corruption charges as their mayor? (Shakes head in disbelief) They shouldn’t be surprised now.

  7. avatar phv3773 says:

    Any such ordinance is likely obviated by state preemption laws.

    1. avatar Geoff says:

      CT does not have firearm preemption except for registration and concealed carry permits.
      Local Governments can do whatever they want on firearms otherwise.

  8. avatar ollie says:

    We now know the identity of the city with the stupidest population in the universe.

    1. avatar Queens says:

      There is also Scott what’s-his-name in Florida. If I’m not mistaken he’s a crook and keeps getting reelected. Voters there are not awfully bright either.

      1. avatar Rusty Chains says:

        Yep, the more blue the city, the dumber the average voter becomes.

        1. avatar Scoutino says:

          And vice versa.

    2. avatar MyName says:

      Let’s not forget Washington, D.C.

  9. avatar Alexander says:

    He would score more points by making crime illegal.

  10. avatar tom says:

    What’s that say about the people of Bridgeport?

  11. avatar el Possum Guapo Standartenfuher " they think we're making pizza's Oberst von Burn says:

    Fuck you big time, do not disdisgrace the name Joe you stupid peanut sht eater

  12. avatar RA-15 says:

    If you’re disgusted by the knowledge that felons are in positions of power , you should be !! How are these scumbags even able to be a mayor , or hold any public office is beyond my comprehension. WTF am I missing something ? I’m no genius , but even I know there is something very wrong with this. Tar & feather these Assholes , run them out of town on a rail.

    1. avatar el Possum Guapo Standartenfuher " they think we're making pizza's Oberst von Burn says:

      The problem is my man, getting the feathers.

  13. avatar GS650G says:

    Hand him a box with a firearm then have him arrested for felon in possession.

    Sounds like the constitution state needs a few rewrites of its laws.

    1. avatar Scoutino says:

      How does this make any sense?

      “You have a felony conviction? Even for non-violent crime? Sorry, you are too dangerous, no guns for you for the rest of your life! But hey, you can still become a mayor and even candidate for governor!”

  14. avatar Anonymous says:

    As a city, we are taking a stand against gun violence…

    A ban on untraceable guns is useless. You don’t know that they have them. By definition, they are untraceable and uncontrollable. The only thing this law hurts is hobbyists who don’t want to hurt anyone anyways.

    At some point fellas, you have to put the blame where it is due. Hint – it’s not the gun, it’s not the gun owner, it’s the perpetrator and creator of victims.

    1. avatar Scoutino says:

      That’s raciiis!

  15. avatar KyKPH says:

    IF anyone in the media has the balls to do it, ask the good mayor how many murders or other crimes of violence have been solved in his city through the tracing of a firearm serial number. I would wager it would be NONE!

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