NOTHING compares to this breaking news. Seriously.
Connecticut is THE experiment... the canary.
Besides 2nd amendment issues,
they are attempting to enforce an EX POST FACTO law upon the citizenry.
It is Constitutionally forbidden.
Clause 3 of Article I, Section 9 of the United States Constitution dictates that Congress is prohibited from passing ex post facto laws.
Clause 3. "No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed."
►A bill of attainder is a law that simply declares, by legislative fiat, that certain people are guilty of a crime and then imposes some kind of punishment upon them. In other words, it's a way for a legislature to act like judge and jury, convicting and punishing people without benefit of trial. Bills of attainder used to be used occasionally by the British Parliament; the American Founding Fathers viewed them as terrible violations of liberty and banned them from the United States.
An ex post facto law is a law that retroactively criminalizes a certain act after it has already been committed. In other words, it would allow a person to be prosecuted for doing something that wasn't actually illegal yet at the time they did it. The framers of the Constitution viewed ex post facto laws, like bills of attainder, as blatant abuses of power and banned them.
States are prohibited from passing ex post facto laws by clause 1 of Article I, Section 10.
No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility.
Failure to register is a felony in Connecticut.
If the doors start getting kicked in, and the blood flows...
the problem then becomes: how do THEY (leo's & politicians) protect THEIR persons, workplaces, homes and families from similar reprisals?
I don't think they have thought this through.
"...all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."
The Constitution applies because too many have DIED in order to secure it's legacy.
WE are the legacy.
Ex Post Facto. Its in your face.
"When it's time to bury your guns, you should be digging them up."
One solution: RECALL those who supported gun confiscation. (like Denver)
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