CT Superior Court Judge: “No one in this country should have guns”

Judge Robert C. “Brunes” Brunetti (courtesy newstimes.com)

We’re a bit late to this story (in Internet terms) but at least we got there. The same cannot be said for the Constitution State’s mainstream media. Here’s a press release from Connecticut Carry, Inc.: [h/t SS]

During a closed door meeting in the judge’s chambers during a case Judge Robert C. “Brunes” Brunetti exposed his bigotry for fundamental civil rights in front of at least three defense attorneys. The violation came during the case of State of Connecticut v. Bruce Worley, docket number H17B-CR13-0055722S . . .

Judge Brunetti expressed his contempt for the right to keep and bear arms, as spelled out in both the Second Amendment to the US constitution and Article 1, Section 15 of the Connecticut Constitution by stating in chambers that “No one in this country should have guns” and that he ‘never returns guns’. A judge’s role is to be impartial and to render verdicts, rulings and judgments based upon law and case law, certainly not personal opinion.

The amazing part of Judge Brunetti’s comments is that he is a sitting judge in Connecticut in 2013 after this issue has been so clearly mandated upon him by the Supreme Court of the United States on several occasions including both DC v Heller cases, McDonald v Chicago and others. Judge Brunetti has clearly decided to lead an anti-rights crusade under color of his judicial position and it must end.

Connecticut Carry Director Edward Peruta was on scene in the courthouse that day and he informed several news outlets including WTIC Fox 61, WTNH ABC 8 and the Hartford Courant who all, to our disappointment, responded that they did not have the personnel to cover such an important topic in such an important context. The citizens of Connecticut have a right to know about Judge Brunetti, who is the second judge that Connecticut Carry has caught and called out for openly advocating against settled civil rights in this state. How many more judges in Connecticut are abusing their authority like this when these judges are so willing to openly flaunt their bigotry?

It is time for Judge Robert C. Brunetti to step down as a Connecticut judge. There is no place in Connecticut for a judge who will so willingly contradict The Supreme Court’s ruling on such an important civil right.


  1. avatar WA_2A says:

    What an abuse of power and disregard to the Constitution he swore to uphold. I hope he’s fired ASAP.

    1. avatar JPD says:

      Hope away! Not a chance. Remember, Connecticut is a proud state in the Kommunist States of America.

      1. avatar Craig says:

        I think 91 or 94% of Connecticut voters voted for Obama in 2012. Connecticut is probably a bigger Dem stronghold than Mass and California in terms of the percent of the population.

        1. avatar Matt in CT says:

          More like 58 to 41 percent in Obama’s favor. Outside of the cities much of the state tends to split more evenly. He didn’t get more than 62% in one county (Hartford) and Romney won Litchfield county at 51%, with the others at about 55% of the vote for Obama. Our governor went to the democrat by only a fraction of a percent. We’re not all gun fearing liberals in this state (even some of my liberal friends do not like the new laws). Unfortunately the office tends to corrupt the republican governors we have had which then poisons the mood of the electorate when voting time comes. The democrats are just as or more corrupt, but this doesn’t get as much mention.

  2. avatar eric says:

    and people wonder why nobody trusts the government, especially when the second ammendment is concerned

  3. avatar CrazedJava says:

    The Hartford Courant is owned by the same company as the LA Times and Chicago Tribune. Connect the dots.

  4. avatar tjlarson2k says:

    So, when our military is disarmed, is this judge going to protect us all from invaders?

    No? Then maybe that judge should crack open a history book and do everyone a favor and get educated. And be disbarred for uttering something so moronic that it invalidates their office.

    The excuse I can fathom for saying such a thing is early onset senility.

    1. avatar Chris Mallory says:

      Two oceans and an armed citizenry do more to protect us than all the military spending we do.

  5. avatar ST says:

    Can we petition the Conneticutt Bar to disbar this piece of $##t.?

    1. avatar Cliff H says:

      Not sure on CT law (or how to spell out Connecticut?), but I suspect the BAR association has little to do with it and he would have to be impeached by some legal government authority. Good luck with that.

      1. avatar LongPurple says:

        IMPEACH — If he can be impeached. If he can’t be impeached, change the law so he can be impeached.

        1. avatar Jus Bill says:

          Impeached? No IMPALED.

  6. And where do we petition?

  7. avatar Akira says:

    Well, at least nobody is trying to take our guns away. So don’t worry.


  8. avatar Clay says:

    Not from CT, but how do we help get this person which professes to be a judge of the bench?

    Does our Constitution and Bill of Rights carry “any weight”?

    1. avatar Pascal says:

      To answer your first question, do not elect politicians who are against our rights who then elect these judges. It starts with the people we elect.

  9. avatar NYC2AZ says:

    I guess we now know who Obama will nominate to SCOTUS if an opening becomes available in the next 3 years.

    1. avatar Ross says:

      I’m sure this fool is on the short list.

  10. avatar paultmccain says:

    The vast majority of the liberal wealthy elite feel the same way, except…for their bodyguards. Those guys should have guns. The rest of us? Not so much.

    1. avatar John Fritz says:

      … Worthless P.O.S. …

      Beat me to it.

      … A judge’s role is to be impartial and to render verdicts, rulings and judgments based upon law and case law, certainly not personal opinion. …

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now THAT is some funny stuff.

  11. avatar Sixpack70 says:

    If this “judge” said that nobody has the right to free speech or that nobody has the right to resist any search would he be allowed to keep his job?

    1. avatar Cliff H says:

      Until he tries to stifle “Freedom of the (liberal) Press”, yes, probably.

    2. avatar Jus Bill says:

      Only until some low life caps him at his front door like they did out west.

      1. avatar sarah says:

        this judge is dangerous he doesn’t believe in the constitution he should not be a sitting judge

    3. avatar RuppertKJ says:

      Absolutely not. But, liberals have declared “open season” on the 2nd Amendment. It is now considered “OK” to try to banish it

  12. avatar bill says:

    what does all the Court officers carry? guns? hey take them away too! See how he feels about that.

  13. avatar peirsonb says:

    I might have missed something, how is this any different than any other liberal judge legislating from the bench?

    Everything I’ve ever read suggested the founders single biggest fear was an overreaching executive. I can only imagine their shock at how the court system has run amok.

  14. avatar BobH says:

    Wow!!! And many people still disbelieve that this is happening to America. I wonder how many people he railroaded because of his agenda. All the cases he worked need to be reviewed, and retried if necessary.

    1. avatar Cliff H says:

      Absolutely! If this report can be verified and documented as his actual utterance every gun-related case he ever tried needs to be immediately appealed and if necessary retried before an actual impartial judge.

      1. avatar Jus Bill says:

        If you can find one. I gather he’s a symptom.

        1. avatar sara says:

          all his caases need to be looked at

  15. avatar Vhyrus says:

    What a despicable person. Imagine the media frenzy that would have occurred if he had said “No one in this country should be gay” or “No one in this country should be Muslim”, yet people don’t bat an eye if he hates guns.

    1. avatar Cliff H says:

      What if he said no one should be heterosexual? Or petition the government for redress of grievances? The list could go on and on because he is judging according to his personal prejudices and not according to the law or The Constitution of the United States of America, or of Connecticut.

  16. avatar Cliff H says:

    I think all judges should lose the robe and be forced to sit on the bench in their underwear. Too many seem to think that once they put on that robe they are better than all the rest of us and above reproach.

    They are supposed to be impartial, not God or even Solomon. And that whole “Your Honor” thing annoys me as well.

    1. avatar Jacob Bang Bang says:

      Dont rise for them when they enter the courtroom. They hate that. But it is not required. “Please rise for the honorable so and so” How do i know theyre honorable? Until then i refuse to rise.

      1. avatar Chris Mallory says:

        Don’t use their government titles either. If you must speak to them, just speak to them or address them by their name, not “Judge”, “Judge Smith”, or “Your Honor”.

      2. avatar Herb says:

        You mean when the bailiff dictates, “All rise!”, that is not an enforceable command? Real question.

        Anyway, this Judge Brunetti needs to be called out someway, somehow. Twitter, Facebook, anything until he’s screaming for the DOJ to provide armed bodyguards.

        Looks like a jerk in that pic, IMO.

  17. avatar CharlieKilo says:

    Simple. Impeach him.

  18. avatar Taylor Bigpants says:

    Hey can rule however he wants according to judicial legislation if this is a Conn. Supreme Court case in which the jurisdiction is on state laws. If it is state and if its in the Supreme Court of Conn., he can rule however he wants on state law since it is the supreme court for the state. His actions; however, do not make it right. It is clear that he has a clear disdain for the 2nd Amendment, which is very scary since he is a judge. If he is a simple trial court judge or court of appeals, then any decision he makes can be appealed to the Conn. appellate courts or supreme court of Conn if the issue is with the state Constitution and guns. If it deals with the Federal Consitution some one may appeal it all the way to the SCOTUS, with a writ of certiorari, but with the Heller decision it is likely that a Circuit or District court judge would rule as SCOTUS did in the Heller case. (disclaimer I am a 1st year law student so I hope that made sense. I am mentally fuzzy from studying)

  19. avatar paultmccain says:

    OK, this story really, really pissed me off. DagNabIt to Heck, what is wrong with our nation when JUDGES are so freakin’ clueless about the Second Ammendment.

    OK, there, I feel a bit better. Back now to my relaxing with my cigar, and yes, I have my EDC with me.

    So, dear Judge, please stick that where the sun don’t shine. No, wait, on second thought, don’t do that. It would mess up my handgun and it may go off.

    We would NOT want that to happen. Oh, no, we would not. The four laws and all.

  20. avatar Jeff says:

    Voting matters… there needs to be a mental exam to allow people to vote because clearly most are too stupid.

    1. avatar Jay1987 says:

      You win the internets for today +250,000,000,000

    2. avatar paultmccain says:


      Shut the F up, Danny.

  21. avatar Jay1987 says:

    Proof that this country needs a lil more old school i leave you alone and you leave me alone

    1. avatar Jus Bill says:

      Also local Committees of Vigilance packing tar and feathers. Good old New England tradition.

  22. avatar Steve says:

    Scumbag Judge. Fire his dumb ass. Send him to china where he belongs.

  23. avatar Jeffw says:

    $100 says Judge Brunetti has at least one firearm in his house.

    1. avatar ChuckN says:

      I’ll take that bet. A liberal judge would NEVER stoop to that level
      of hypocrisy. {End Sarcasm}

    2. avatar William Burke says:

      I’ll see that wager, and raise to $1000.

      What he actually means is, “non-special people shouldn’t have guns.”

  24. avatar Aaron says:

    So could the folks he has stolen from sue him for their property?

  25. avatar MDC says:

    Look at him, he’s old ,he’s a Lib and someone who would NEVER help you.

  26. avatar Paul53 says:

    Agree 100% with the judge! Too bad I lost all my guns while boating.

  27. avatar William Burke says:

    Don’t look down over your glasses at me, you statist prick.

  28. avatar Jay1987 says:

    No one in this country should have judges like him officiating over their case deciding their fate and impounding their guns

    1. avatar Blue says:

      Exactly! It a conflict of interest and miscarriage of justice.

  29. avatar Gov. William J. Le Petomane says:

    Something tells me that if he had refused to marry a gay couple he’d have been booted of the bench already. Maybe if the last few remaining Connecticut gun owners make a big enough stink… If nothing else he seems to have set himself up for a lot of his cases being overturned on appeal.

  30. avatar Blue says:

    This Judge should be disbarred and stripped of any retirement benefits for flagrantly violating the oath he swore to uphold. Furthermore, taking guns from The People will not keep them out of hands of criminals because many illegal weapons are sourced from military and police armories around the U.S. and the world. By his logic, the police nor military should have them either. Period.

  31. avatar Ardent says:

    It would seem to me that such an utterance while in his official capacity would be enough to insist he recuse himself from any case that had anything whatsoever to do with a firearm or else provide immediate and likely successful grounds for an appeal.

    It would also seem that he has deprived many people of their property and rights under color of law and ought to be investigated for what would seem to be widespread civil rights violations.

    If he remains on the bench it would constitute a tragedy, and cross a tripwire which ought not be ignored.

  32. avatar Mediocrates says:

    And I think Connecticut is getting exactly what it deserves. Karma, Dontcha know?

    1. avatar Pascal says:

      Based on what? When a Judge takes his position he come with his own bias. What does the whole damn state have to do with this one person? We lost the last governorship by less than 1% and because of some hokey polling in Bridgeport where like Chicago the dead sometime are able to vote.

      Like in many other states, the hard liberal cities and BS district lines make it hard for the right people to win elections.

      1. avatar Blue says:

        There is a good chance that this guy is a “mob owned” judge.

      2. avatar Ardent says:

        Because modern liberals were exactly what was being discussed when the famous remark about surrendering liberty for safety were penned. Because without progressive liberalism, and it’s collectivists statist doctrine there would be no movement for gun control in this country. Because when a majority votes for liberals, progressives, statists, and collectivists they deserve neither safety nor freedom, and in this case they have neither.

      3. avatar Mediocrates says:

        because once the voting is over with, there is but one state, with no political affiliation. and whether you like it or not, you are responsible for who is in office, and who is appointed to the bench.

  33. avatar sara says:

    connectiucut judge loves to be like obama dictator the will of the voters are who should decide if we have guns or not I will bet the judge has armed security why is his life more important then mine or my babies

  34. avatar John says:

    Rather than write another long post describing how much I hate this state, I’ll leave it at the following:

    Hi, I live in CT.

    1. avatar Jay1987 says:

      I’m sorry my deepest condolences to you your family your safety and your firearms

    2. avatar Jus Bill says:

      My condolences. One word: crossbow.

    3. avatar Pascal says:

      Your not alone John, hope your support and donate to the CCDL and participate to vote these bums out with the next election cycle

  35. avatar Patrick says:

    Linked in. Thanks for this.

  36. avatar smitty says:

    Sounds just like typical CT bullshit.
    This judge needs hung from a tall tree.
    Death to tyrants!


  37. avatar dale says:

    I would bet you $5 that he’s armed while he is sitting on that bench (most judges are) and if not he’s got armed bailiffs in the courtroom. He things nobody should have guns, he should lead by example.

    1. avatar sarah says:

      they never lead by example they believe rules & laws are for everyone else while they are armed everywhere and they will use excuse they are judges or goverment workers

  38. avatar Mark says:

    I bet this guy is the poster child of the liberals. What a moron. And to think he sits in judgement on anyone. What a waste of oxygen.

  39. avatar Cubby123 says:

    No one in this country should have judges like you.You get paid to uphold the Constitution,if you don’t like that go dig ditches where no one cares what you think!

  40. avatar Pascal says:

    Bad politicians make bad laws and elect bad judges. As gun owners, it is our responsibility to be politically active and make sure that these politicians and therefore Judges are not elected.

    You can say your vote does not count, but you would be wrong. Look at Colorado.

    As a group, a community we like nothing more than to be left alone, and this is where the progressives and anti-gunners win because they will be more than happy to determine the politics. In a perfect world, the constitution would be followed and we would not have to worry, but the reality is there are left progressive ant-gunners who keep calling the constitution “just some old piece of paper” that does not matter. We have to remind them at the polls that it does matter.

  41. avatar Dogan says:

    TTAG, you guys really, REALLY need some social buttons on your stories. Currently posting the link of this to my Facebook, if you had the button option I’d happily use it.

  42. avatar Russ Bixby says:

    Weeelll… If noone had guns, including die Polizei and the military — presupposing that foreign militaries and any invading bug-eyed sausages (yes, I meant to say sausages) went similarly without — then they’d not be in common use and indeed no one should then have them.

    Since that ain’t gonna happen, let’s just say instead that no bigot should be a judge — even in Connecticut.

  43. avatar fanfare ends says:

    Judge Brunetti is just another example of how Jewish lawyers are screwing up America.

    /oh wait, he isn’t Jewish…

  44. avatar Don says:

    Perhaps we should get back to the practice of IMPEACHING judges who do not uphold their oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution. Unless and until WE THE PEOPLE stand up, and remove a few of these folks from office they will continue to erode our rights. But then again maybe that won’t work..didn’t the Colorado Legislator say that her ban had nothing to do with her recall ? Perhaps they aren’t smart enough to realize that we cherish our God Given Liberties more than their “service”.

    1. avatar Blue says:

      At the Federal level, Impeaching by Congress and removal by The Senate is an option. It has been done about 3 times in history. However, Alcee Hastings was a Federal Judge in Florida. He was impeached, removed from office and disbarred and convicted on racketeering charges with the mob. He got elected to the U.S. House and was pardoned by Slick Willy so he could be Sworn in in 1993. He has been in congress ever since.

  45. avatar Gabriel Knight says:

    What’s interesting is that everyone is under the impression that the Court Officers whom are called Judicial Marshals are armed.

    They are not armed at all. Not one Judicial Marshal has a firearm and they operate the security for the court and prisoner transport. How safe is that.?

    ALSO. That picture is of Judge Robert Devlin, not Brunetti. Please research properly.

  46. avatar Matt says:

    I can’t imagine what his butt frustration is going to be like when all our new gun laws get overturned.

    And all those new outlets that say they didn’t have the personnel to cover it… BULLSHIT! And everyone knows it.

  47. avatar Bob DD says:

    Bet the judge won’t give up armed security at the courthouse?

    1. avatar Gabriel Knight says:

      They are not armed.

      1. avatar Blue says:

        Here in Florida, the Court has armed deputy sheriffs assigned to the court.

        1. avatar Gabriel Knight says:

          Not in CT

  48. He’s retiring in December this year.

    On Feb. 21, 2013, Brunetti wrote to Chief Court Administrator Barbara Quinn: “I plan on retiring in December 2013.” By that time, Brunetti could be eligible for a 30-year state pension.

    1. avatar Blue says:

      Lets hope he doesn’t end up on the SCOTUS. I would like to see Janine Pirro go head to head with this turkey in a debate.

  49. avatar Dave S says:

    expose them, recall them

  50. avatar Vern Bonham III says:

    It is amazing to me that these people have but one thing to uphold, one job for the people of this and they choose to manipulate their own agenda! They forget the framework for America is directed to benefit the American people…… no one else! Failure to serve the people is grounds for these politicians, appointees, and public servants to be stripped of their jobs, income, retirements!! They need to feel the power of the people!

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