“They have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing." -- Catch 22, Chapter 39, by Joseph Heller.
And at a rally in Hartford Saturday organized by the "Connecticut Citizens Defense League,' the crowd cheered when speaker Michael Vanderboegh, a gun rights activist from Alabama, urged residents to break Connecticut's new gun laws."They will only pay attention to what you do. So defy them. Resist these laws. Evade them. Smuggle in what they command you not to have,' Vanderboegh said.According to the New Haven Register's report of the 1,500-person rally, "The loudest cheers came when he told them that on Thursday he smuggled a half-dozen 30-round magazines into the state.'"To Martin Looney, Don Williams, Larry Cafero and John McKinney, I'd like to say this: I just committed a class D felony, you tyrannical morons. ... Catch me if you can,' Vanderboegh saidHe talked of a "civil war' brewing over gun regulations such as those passed in Connecticut.People attending the rally held a large sign that showed the now-banned AR-15 assault-style rifle that was used to murder 26 children and educators in less than 5 minutes at Sandy Hook Elementary School with the words, "Come and take it.' Another person held a picture of Gov. Dannel Malloy with a Hitler mustache and hair-style with the words, "Sieg Heil Malloy.'And Vanderboegh wrote in November: "VOTE: At least later on you can say you tried everything else before you were forced to shoot people in righteous self-defense of life and liberty.'
This is the collectivist "Law abiding" Catch 22: When they take more of our liberty and property, they use our "law-abiding" inclinations against us. When we shove back, we are no longer law abiding, they claim we no longer have any moral standing and therefore may be killed as criminals for resisting.