Thursday, February 27, 2014

Resistance in Connecticut

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Mike Vanderboegh at Sipsey Street Irregulars has penned an "open letter to tyrants" of the Connecticut legislature noting that they have laid the foundation of a civil war. However, there are more than one way to skin a cat, as the saying goes.

The simple fact is that in the face of massive civil disobedience, the state cannot enforce the law because the legal system cannot handle the case load if--and I want to emphasize this--everyone charged under the law were to seek a jury trial. Because to enforce the law in the face of this scale of civil disobedience would swamp the legal system. Connecticut can't afford that--it doesn't have the judges, prosecutors, public defenders, jails, or prisons to enforce this law ... if everyone demanded a jury trial instead of pleading guilty. They know it, and that is why they are so nervous.

To further push the issue, gun rights organizations in Connecticut should also begin educating the public through letters to the editor, blog posts, ads, and so on, about jury nullification. The State will stack everything in their favor--but jury by one's peer is one of the most effective means of leveling the playing field.

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