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    Connecticut Carry: Press Release: Connecticut Carry Responds to ‘Will You Stop This?’

    Press Release

    Connecticut Carry Responds to ‘Will You Stop This?’ Video
    Releases Transformative Video With a Worthwhile Message


    North Branford CT, July 31, 2014: Connecticut Carry has released on its You Tube channel a transformative video meant as a commentary to the ‘Everytown for Gun Safety’ video campaign ‘Will You Stop This?’. In their graphic video, the anti-rights group inadvertently provide an advertisement for women to be armed while arguing that citizens should be less armed. The video shows an enraged man kicking down a door, taking a child and pulling a firearm on the defenseless woman in what appears to be her own home. If the woman was armed, the video could have a very different ending; a positive one instead of the negative one that was portrayed.

    As women all over the state of Connecticut are arming themselves and seeking firearms and self-defense training, Connecticut Carry felt it was appropriate to transform this video into an educational message for women everywhere:

    “Refuse to be a victim. Get Armed. Get Trained.”

    That is a positive and empowering message that stands a chance of saving lives instead of the gun bans and restraining orders advocated by anti-rights citizen disarmament groups. Studies like the Kleck study have shown that annually there may be up to 2.5 million defensive gun uses. Only 8% of those actually involve gun fire to stop the threat. Guns save lives.

    Connecticut Carry cares for all of its members and the public alike. We want women to be safer, and that means that women have the means and the ability to defend themselves against violent criminals who do not obey laws or restraining orders. As the nation saw in Castle Rock v Gonzalez, a restraining order cannot replace lawful self-defense.

    “We see and hear from women and men alike on a regular basis that have an immediate need for a firearm to defend themselves against violent criminals in domestic situations. We find it shameful that Connecticut residents end up having to wait 2 years or more in some cases to get a pistol permit to be able to lawfully defend themselves.”

    - Connecticut Carry President Rich Burgess

    “This video is a great exercise of the First Amendment’s freedom of speech. This is speech that is far too important to be restricted in any way.”

    - Connecticut Carry Director Edward Peruta

    “Everytown for Gun Safety has made the best NRA commercial I have seen in a long time. What better argument could be made through a 30 second video for being armed and trained in using force with a capable tool?”

    - Connecticut Carry Director Raymond Johansen

    Watch the video here:
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    “Refuse to be a victim. Get Armed. Get Trained.”

    I would not say "get trained" .. there is zero requirement for someone to get trained to be able to defend themselves. Its an anti argument.

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    What is not addressed is the fact that the cops will never be there to "protect" you. Has Everytown for Gun Safety addressed firearms in the homes of cops? Gun rights organizations that can bend the ear of their local news agencies should get those agencies to ask that question.

    A commercial that shows the ineffectiveness of a phone...again.
    "I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson.

    "Better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer" - English jurist William Blackstone.
    It is AFAIK original to me. Compromise is failure on the installment plan, particularly when dealing with so intractable an opponent as ignorance. - Nightmare

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