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By JUDY ARON | COMMENTARY The Hartford Courant 7:03 p.m. EST, February 14, 2014


What's your line in the sand?


When do you finally say, "Enough," decide to sell your house, pack up your things and move your life to another state that offers more freedom and liberty?



For me and my family, the straw that broke the camel's back was the ludicrous and oppressive gun legislation enacted last year in Connecticut by progressive Democrats and weak-kneed, unprincipled Republicans.
We are gun owners. We had been members of Connecticut Citizen's Defense League and many other Second Amendment and liberty organizations. There was no way we were going to submit to registration of anything that we owned, nor were we going to be restricted in defending ourselves by limiting the number of bullets in our magazines as a result of the state's new gun laws.


Our guns did not kill those children in Sandy Hook, and yet Connecticut wanted to punish us for it. We are cheering for those who have decided not to register and we respect others who decided not to risk becoming instant felons. Our choice was simply to leave.


Nothing in the new gun laws would have prevented Adam Lanza from murdering. Being students of history and both descendants of Holocaust survivors, my husband and I are aware of the gun control, citizen disarmament agenda. We decided we would have no part of registration and the subsequent confiscation that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his cohorts thirst for. We understand fully that gun control isn't about guns, it's about control.


We decided not to put our ability to defend ourselves in jeopardy, especially after the Cheshire home invasion. In speaking to legislators such as Sen. Beth Bye, D-West Hartford, and Sen. Martin Looney, D-New Haven, we understood full well that they were not finished and that more anti-Second Amendment legislation was forthcoming. It's just a matter of time before they place high taxes on ammunition and heap other crazy requirements on gun owners in Connecticut with the sole purpose of making it impossible to own or use a firearm.


The Republican minority was complicit in destroying constitutional rights in Connecticut, so we couldn't even go to Senate Minority Leader John McKinney of Fairfield or House Minority Leader Larry Cafero of Norwalk for help. We decided not to stick around for yet another election cycle to stop this insanity, because progressive culture and uninformed voters continue to elect people who erode our rights.


It was time to leave Connecticut. It's a state riddled with political corruption, which has ripped Second Amendment rights from citizens while taxing them to death and redistributing wealth to illegal immigrants and nanny state freeloaders.


We are not alone in our decision to leave Connecticut. The exodus has begun in earnest as people clamor to move anywhere where there is more economic opportunity, smaller government, less crime and more freedom. Their children have already left the state because there are no real career jobs to be had. Texas, Montana, Wyoming, Tennessee, North Carolina are some choices for people who are leaving, but we decided on New Hampshire.


The motto "Live Free or Die" is not taken lightly here. There's no state income tax and no sales tax, and gun rights are still intact. All it took was $10 and a short form to get our concealed carry permits. We can walk around all day with holstered guns and no police will bother us and the citizens don't freak out either. It's one of the safest states in the country, too. People here understand that guns are tools and are not to be banned just because they look scary. We can hunt and set up our own shooting range on our property without anyone saying we can't.


I take much satisfaction in knowing that my state representative and senator are committed to preserving Second Amendment rights. A gun control bill was soundly defeated just this past week by liberty-loving New Hampshire legislators.

More: Gun control laws push Connecticut family to move to New Hampshire - Courant.com
 

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A good portion of my extended family live in NH, and it is a great free state to live in. Good Hunting, Great People, and best of all unwavering FREEDOM. If it was not so cold and I were not so old, I'd be living there to. No income or sales tax to fill the coffers for a Nanny agenda. Small government, what a concept!
 

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A battle brother of mine lives there. He keeps badgering me to move there. But say what you will about OK, it takes the Second Amendment very seriously here.
 
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The individual that started this thread is basically describing the US legislative branch of our national government also. They represent themselves and special interest groups only - oh, they will occasionally throw crumbs to us peasants. The whole system - State and national is corrupt. Somehow, we need to start over. But I really believe that our biggest issue is the lack of understanding and ignorance of our citizens. They drink to much cool aid and watch MSNBC.
 

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I'm feeling your pain my fellow American brother. SB281 just passed in the hell hole state of MD which I unfortunately live in making great money. Which is the catch 22 for me. However, if they pass one more poorly written bill again. Trust me I'm gone. The thing I find funny is that MD is labeled, "The FREESTATE!!" HAHAHA .... yeah right. What's even more funny is that while driving through Baltimore ****ty. The bus stop benches read, "Batimore the greatest city". I mean seriously Baltimore is the ugliest city I have ever been in and MD is not a freestate.

Enough said ..... I can go on and on ...........
 

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Congrats on moving out, and to NH. Wish I could move there, but have to wait.
 

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I was curious as to the Cheshire murders, I've never heard of them but I do live under a rock sometimes. 2 guys on deathrow should already be dead for their heinous acts, and apparently this will not be remedied anytime remotely soon. That, and apparently the cops in Cheshire are tight-lipped about why they didn't do a damned thing even though they were outside of the house and were tipped off by the bank.

Florida is also guilty of taking too long with its executions, but they're trying to get their act together with their new "timely justice act" passed last June

Ron White about Texas: "If you kill someone, we'll kill you back... and we put in an express lane."

HAD TO FIX MAH RETARDEDNESS!
 

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Actually Cheshire is in Connecticut, the Unconstitutional State. I think hard labor or solitary confinment is the way to go for all inmates. The death row is prolonged to be sure of guilt, it's not like they ever sent the wrong person to jail; however, 20 years wait to meet thier maker should be reduced to 5.
 

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Doh! Good point, Sorry, I'm tired, wooopsie daisy! Now I feel a bit stupid :D
 

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I live in Georgia, but if this state goes anti-gun. 1.) I'm not registering a damn thing. 2.) I'll give the state a year to repeal bs laws. 3.) If no repeal I'm moving.
 

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What strikes me about the OP piece, is if NH is so freedom loving, why is there still gun control legislation being introduced? Only a matter of time. ....I say get out of the North East.
 

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What strikes me about the OP piece, is if NH is so freedom loving, why is there still gun control legislation being introduced? Only a matter of time. ....I say get out of the North East.
Any legislature member may introduce any law they desire; it is fair to say that this happens in every State in the Union.
 

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There are still a few States that do not require permits to carry, but NFA is totalitarian. Law makers feel it necessary to protect people from their own negligence and incompetence, so they create laws for public safety regardless of consequences. Gun Control promotes an environment for criminals to thrive and people to become victims. Attempt to prevent one tragedy and create a thousand in its place.
 

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There are still a few States that do not require permits to carry, but NFA is totalitarian. Law makers feel it necessary to protect people from their own negligence and incompetence, so they create laws for public safety regardless of consequences. Gun Control promotes an environment for criminals to thrive and people to become victims. Attempt to prevent one tragedy and create a thousand in its place.
Completely agree, it's such a no brainer that I feel like it's some kinda joke. Like someone in Washington is going to come out and say....we were just fu8king with you! I also agree the NFA is in violation of the second amendment. When the proper court determines that a legislative act (NFA) conflicts with the constitution, it finds that law unconstitutional and declares it void in whole or in part.
 
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