Blumenthal Delusion on Trump and Guns a Ploy for Attention and Disruption

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Only following orders, right guys? So much for their oath, when they willingly appear with Sen. Richard Blumenthal for a photo op aimed at disarming their countrymen. (Sen. Richard Blumenthal Facebook photo)

Calling Congress “complicit” for criminal murders using guns, Connecticut Democrat Sen. Richard Blumenthal called on President-elect Donald Trump to “do the unpredictable” and support citizen disarmament edicts, PJ Media reports.

“It’s a Nixon to China moment for Donald Trump when he can defy the expectation, do the unpredictable – he likes doing the unpredictable – respond to a rally, which he also likes to do, and the rally is the America people who are clamoring and demanding action,” Blumenthal posited at a Capitol Hill rally exploiting families and survivors victimized by violent armed criminals. “Donald Trump has a legacy moment. When he can seize this opportunity, a historic opportunity, do the right thing and adopt these common-sense measures: background checks for every gun purchase, a ban on terrorists buying guns and ending the immunity, the legal immunity, unprecedented, unknown to any other industry for gun manufacturers. These are your ideas, Donald. We’ll give you credit for them.”

In other words, his bright idea is for Trump to betray the constituency that put him in power and embrace rejected policies that lost the election for Hillary Clinton. Blumenthal is suggesting Trump will do his dirty work for him, undermining the Bill of Rights by enacting edicts that are the kiss of political death anywhere but in blue state “progressive” enclaves. That’s what his partner in oath-breaking, Connecticut’s other senator, Chris Murphy unintentionally admitted, all the while trying to put a spin on reality to mask his on-the-ropes desperation.

Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes candidly assessed Blumenthal’s seemingly delusional plea:

This is the same as saying, “Do the unpredictable and cut your own political throat by violating your oath and your promise to your supporters to defend the Second Amendment, and act exactly the same as if Hillary had won.” What Trump should do instead is call these oath breaking politicians out as the blood dancers they are, who turn a blind eye to the reality that it is criminal street thugs and gang bangers who are killing each other en-mass in Democratic stronghold “sanctuary cities” such as Chicago [or New Haven, CT for that matter], where the gang-bangers have free reign to rule the streets without having to worry about local people taking out the trash (like the people of Mexico are starting to do with armed citizen patrols), since the law-abiding locals in such Democrat controlled cities are forbidden to carry guns for self defense.

The leftist answer is to always blame the law-abiding, decent gun owners for the gang-bangers’ obsession with violence and murder. They don’t blame the gang culture, and the hip-hop culture that idolizes it, but instead blame the rest of us who don’t run around doing drive-by shootings and gang-land assassinations. And it is us they seek to disarm. And we know why – because they have plans for us that require us to be disarmed before they can be effectively carried out.

So both totalitarian wannabes, Blumenthal and Murphy, are from Connecticut, eh?  The place must be a lost cause, right?

Not if gun owners fighting on the front lines there have anything to say about it.  Many times when documenting the latest in-your-face infringements from drunk-on-power politicians, gun owners will weigh in and condemn the entire state. We’ve all seen comments generalizing and applying blame to California, New Jersey or New York.

That works against liberty. I’ve met some fine Connecticut Bill of Rights defenders, including members of our Connecticut Oath Keepers chapter, and they’re as dedicated a group of patriots as any. The ones with their backs against the wall can be the most committed activists, devoting time, treasure and effort while fighting against overwhelming odds. These people have earned our admiration and gratitude for not giving up, and for showing those of us who don’t have it as bad as they do what it means to not give up. They deserve our encouragement and support.

Those front lines are important, because it’s where the abuses are strongest that significant stands for liberty are made. Connecticut is one of the places a friend and colleague to many of us, the late Mike Vanderboegh, led by example, committing acts of civil disobedience when no other means of peaceable recourse were available. Again, quoting Stewart:

I am glad we were able to help Mike with travel expenses on several occasions, so he could speak at important events, such as his speech on the steps of the Connecticut capitol (where he committed his first of many acts of defiance to unjust, unconstitutional anti-gun edicts by oath-breaking politicians), and his speech at the Alamo. I felt it was important to do that, so that people who called themselves “Three Percenters” would know who Mike was, and would listen to his advice and counsel as the founder of that movement on how to do that mission right.

Blumenthal and Murphy are making noise, getting media recognition and appealing to the useful idiots who keep them in power. They’re not really delusional, because they know exactly what they’re doing. They’re saving face and they’re laying the groundwork to make things as disruptive as possible to discourage Trump from keeping campaign promises and to poison public perception when he does.

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David Codrea

David Codrea blogs at The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance (WarOnGuns.com), and is a field editor/columnist for GUNS Magazine. Named “Journalist of the Year” in 2011 by the Second Amendment Foundation for his groundbreaking work on the “Fast and Furious” ATF “gunwalking” scandal, he is a frequent event speaker and guest on national radio and television programs.