Karl Denninger follows the lead of PTR Industries, which is moving out of Connecticut, and goes them one better by announcing he will no longer do business with anyone from Connecticut:
“The rights of the citizens of CT have been trampled
upon. The safety of its children is at best questionably improved from
the day of the tragedy that triggered the events that lead us here.
Finally, due to an improperly drafted bill, manufacturing of modern
sporting rifles in the State of CT has been effectively outlawed. With a
heavy heart but a clear mind, we have been forced to decide that our
business can no longer survive in Connecticut – the former Constitution
Furthermore, we feel that our
industry as a whole will continue to be threatened so long as it remains
in a state where its elected leaders have no regard for the rights of
those who produce and manufacture its wealth. We are making a call to
all involved in our industry to leave this state, close your doors and
show our politicians the true consequences of their hasty and uninformed
actions. We encourage those in our industry to abandon this state as
its leaders have abandoned the proud heritage that forged our freedom.”
I will make a wider call. We should all boycott everyone and everything in Connecticut.
got CT plates on your car? Tough crap — no hotel room for you, no
gas, no food, no nothing. Go back where you came from. Return to your
You claim you “didn’t do it”? Yes you did —
you sat still for it. You haven’t removed the clowns who did it. You
have not done your duty as a citizen, and until you do so I will not do business with you.
Will I act on this? You bet. In fact, I already did.
I’m all for this sort of thing. There are no shortages of egregious political offenses about which one might merely complain, but gun control laws are the line in the sand that cannot be crossed. Everyone who understands the primary importance of gun rights and the People’s ability to defend itself against the government should follow the lead of the gun manufacturers and Mr. Denninger in refusing to do business with Connecticut and any the residents of any other state that cross that all-important line. The Newton shootings are no justification.
Let me be perfectly clear. It is preferable, vastly preferable, to permit drugged-up, mentally disturbed individuals to shoot up public schools every single day than to disarm the People. Disarming the People, particularly given a regime that proclaims its right to assassinate citizens at will, would have consequences that are several orders of magnitude worse than the cumulative result of a daily Newton-style shooting.
No compromise is possible. Connecticut has gone too far. And if Connecticut is not forced to backdown, other states will follow suit and the situation will eventually spiral out of control.
I don’t have subscribers. I don’t do business with anyone from Connecticut. So, my support for the boycott is without substance. But if you do happen to live in Connecticut, I would encourage you to vote with your feet at the earliest opportunity. Free men cannot live in the same polity as slaves and parasites who wish to enslave them.
One of The Market Ticker’s commenters said: “I like it here. I have a nice house, a good job, and I appreciate the
mild climate. I don’t want to have to pack up and move if things get
worse, which they probably will. Why should those who love liberty have
to keep fleeing?”
Because, unlike their forefathers, they are not willing to fight for it.