When I first started really paying attention to Second Amendment Politics and shooting, someone brought up the movie Red Dawn. At the beginning of the movie the invaders (Russian and Cuban by the way) first stormed into Colorado, one of the first places they went was the sporting goods store to pull all the 4473s. That’s the form a person purchasing a firearm has to fill out. The seller then calls the information into NICS and the seller is told if the person is allowed to purchase the gun, not purchase, or is delayed for a maximum of 3 days. Why did they want the 4473s? For the same reason the Police did after Hurricane Katrina, so they could go door to door and collect them of course. You didn’t realize gun confiscation had happened in America? You didn’t realize it had happened more than once? Well, it started during the War for Independence.
So Connecticut has enacted some quite draconian gun control. They must register their legally owned rifles and magazines.
Some however, knew or remembered the past, and they refused to do so. The CT state police had a message for them. Notice, they already know who has them.
The people were told, they didn’t need guns. Law enforcement and the government will keep us safe.
As Lt. Col. Allen West points out, this has happened before. In fact, that’s where I got the idea for the title of this post. When someone with Lt. Col. West’s history points out the pattern, and similarities, I listen. Are you?