Victim of Gun Theft Gets All His Weapons Confiscated
If you care at all about gun rights, you need to read about this little story. As the title suggests, a man was robbed, and as a punishment for being robbed, he had his firearms confiscated.
We’ll get into the details in a minute, but this is like stepping on a nail and then having all of your shoes taken away. You don’t go barefoot just because the shoes couldn’t protect you this one time. This is stupid, infuriating and terrifying.
This story is simple, and it will make you angry. Christopher Jerome was running errands. He stopped at home and ran inside. Thinking he was about to leave again, he left his car unlocked. We’re not sure why, but he ended up not leaving for the rest of the day. The next morning, when he went to his car he realized his gun had been stolen from the glove box. Now, we can criticize Jerome for leaving the doors unlocked, but let’s not forget that he’s still human.
The problem with this story is that when he called the police to report the theft, he was arrested. He was charged with reckless endangerment, and his other firearms were confiscated. Yes, that’s the whole story.
The reason Jerome was charged with a crime was because of a new law that passed in Connecticut at the beginning of October. The law requires extreme gun storage by gun owners. Since Jerome’s gun wasn’t in a separately locked box inside of a locked car, he was endangering the public.
When the law passed, they justified it by saying that a car isn’t really that secure. If you break the glass, the locks don’t matter.
Let’s think about that for a minute. Last I checked, houses have windows. Does that mean you can’t have a gun in the house? What about government buildings? They have glass too.
There’s a more important question. What does the fragility of glass have to do with the right to keep and bear arms? That word “keep” seems pretty important in all of this. And, it’s followed by “shall not be infringed.” This isn’t rocket science.
Understanding the stupidity and overreach of this entire situation is best acquired with an analogy. Imagine you go out for a drink. Someone slips something in your drink, and you wake up in a bathtub full of ice with a kidney missing. You call the cops, so they arrest you and confiscate your other organs. After all, skin is a poor defense for organs if someone has a knife.
Let’s be a little less extreme. Imagine you have your car parked in your driveway. Someone drives into it. You call the cops, so they arrest you, confiscate all of your vehicles and take away your driver’s license. A car can be a deadly weapon, so it should have been locked in your garage.
In fact, it’s not safe to ever park a car in the open. After all, if someone breaks the glass, they have access to the car, and it can certainly be used to kill.
Is all of this clear enough yet? The liberals are a threat to freedom and safety. We need to draw a line in the sand, and we need to defend it with our constitutionally protected arms.