Freedom Outpost – by Tim Brown
There have been reports that Navy veteran John Cinque has been receiving threats because of his stance on the issue of Connecticut’s gun registration law. Apparently those reports are due to a misreading of a piece by the New Haven Register in which Cinque said, “There have been threats made — that I found out about today.” Freedom Outpost reached out to John Cinque, who spoke with us this morning and confirmed that the threats he was speaking about were towards the Branford Police, not towards him.
“The cops are having the threats…. they are scared,” he told us.
According to Cinque, Officer Joseph Peterson, who made comments in interaction on Facebook while off duty that he would “give my left nut to bang down your door and come for your gun…” has been placed on 24-hour guard due to threats on his life. This information came directly from Police Chief Kevin Halloran.
Mr. Cinque told us that he had a two and a half hour “sit down” with the Branford Police Department on Tuesday. He said that the Branford PD was supposed to come out with an apology for Peterson’s comments and wanted Cinque’s endorsement of the apology in an attempt to cool things down.
“The first words out of the police chief’s mouth… were ‘How can you help us with this?'” Cinque said. “They’re getting killed over there. They said they can do nothing but deal with this.”
Cinque’s endorsement would not be automatic. “There are some things here that need to be addressed before I endorse the apology,” he said. “Don’t make the apology to me. The apology has to be to the residents of Branford and to the citizens of the State of Connecticut.”
“If we are looking to tamp this thing down…none of us need violence here,” Cinque continued.
“We’re winning this thing; we’re winning this thing hard here,” Cinque said, referring to the efforts to ignore unconstitutional and unlawful legislation that seeks to have citizens register their semi-automatic rifles and high capacity magazines.
“That’s the last thing we need,” he added, referring to violence.
“We’re going to try to throw water on this thing and get it calmed down …” Cinque said. “The whole premise of where Joe’s coming from has to be addressed, and now it has been … Now it’s time to calm it down …
“The problem now is, we have a forest fire burning, and we’ve got to see how we can go about extinguishing it,” he said.
John Cinque stressed that threats and violence on both sides is not what will win the day. “None of us wants violence anyway.”
Cinque also pointed out that no ex post facto laws or retainers can be instituted, and that doesn’t apply to just guns.
For his part, Cinque said there would have to be several things in the apology before he would endorse it. One of those things would be remedial training in the United States Constitution for Officer Joseph Peterson and the other officers of the Branford Police Department. Another would be a stand that the Police Department would not be involved in the enforcement of the gun registration law.
Branford Police as scheduled to contact John Cinque today. At the time of the writing of this article, they have not done so. The purpose of the contact, according to Mr. Cinque, is to get his approval of their apology, which they will seek to have broadcast via television with Mr. Cinque lending his approval to the apology.
While Mr. Cinque has been thrown into a whirlwind of news publicity in the past week, he is confident that cooler heads will prevail and wants to be part of the solution, not part of the problem. That solution is to have constitutionally educated law enforcement officers, who also understand the history of gun registration / confiscation, and a citizenry who elect lawmakers who understand the same.
Mr. Cinque has said that he will update us on any progress of the Branford Police apology. If, and when, it becomes public, we will provide our readers with that information.
This is a lesson in how to deal with this issue in your own town, county and state. The people must be vocal and they must not back down. Threats of violence are not the way to go about things. Citizens are to remain vigilant, and the only proper use of force would be defensively. I applaud the efforts of patriots like John Cinque and others who have drawn a line in the sand, and unlike a certain occupant of the White House, don’t blink when the line is crossed.
Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/03/threats-connecticut-police-escalate-following-connecticut-cops-gun-confiscation-comments-pro-gun-veteran-asked-help-cool-things/#PfMuvUYK6u4fkcfp.99
8 thoughts on “Threats to CT Police Escalate Following CT Cop’s Gun Confiscation Comments – Cops Ask Pro-Gun Veteran to Help Cool Things Down”
Well,I hope cooler heads prevail and the constitution upheld,of course no one excepting the deranged be it citizens or cops want violence,we as a country though do need to take a solid stand on the constitution,that said,lets hope violence isn’t part of that stand excepting as said in article defense of final resort.
“the cops are scared”?
how does the shoe feel? ..does it fit? ..uhhuh it sure does..
being scared of someone sucks don’t it cops?..welcome to our world around you, now how would you feel if a citizen grabbed you out of your car or house and beat you to a bloody pulp and than lied about the reasons why, and continually got away with it, would that make you feel better about being around us?…yeah I think not
law of unintended consequences comes to play, and shes a bitch aint she boys?
“The cops are having the threats…. they are scared,” he told us.
Good. They should be. Bullies always get scared when they realize their going to be on the receiving end for once.
Good that the cops are scared…I just want to know from the horses mouths themselves just how scared the criminal psychopathic elites are.
Clue: one of the reasons psychopaths are psychopaths is that these folks are completely paranoid and while wearing the veneer of pleasurable calm and ease that their plans and manipulations are working, these people spend every waking moment in fearful paranoia.
That might explain why some cops taser men reaching for something in their vehicles, thinking they are reaching for guns; or why cops beat up pregnant women thinking they’ll give birth to “terrorists”; or why cops shoot teenagers for no reason, thinking they’ll grow up to be criminals. Some cops won’t do this but some will–the ones that do are either psychopaths or wannabe psychopaths. For some psychos, being a cop or a jailer or soldier (or President of the United States) is the perfect job. Period. End of story.
Hahaha! The cops are scared now. How does it feel when the shoe is on the other foot, assholes?
However, we all know these psychos will try again later after the fire has been put out. Something like this just doesn’t stop overnight, especially with the Commies in our government.
I would not trust the LEO’s in that or any other department to do the right thing if they are told to confiscate the guns.They are simply buying time for things to cool down a bit and they will be right back at it. Just look at how most law enforcement in this country is now ,the militant thugs that enjoy their power trip. They damn well have a reason to be scared and its all because of their actions and certainly not ours! Are we the ones wearing body armor,acquiring armored vehicles and drones.kissing DHS ass for even more toys for the boys in blue to crush their citizens with? Unlawful check points pulling over people with absolutely no probable cause,ETC!
So… the Branford Police were exposed by this loudmouth Peterson. Now they realize their position on confiscation is not popular, so they want Cinque to save their butts? Nonsense!
As usual, the police are simply looking to save their own bacon. The attitude of confiscation is still there – they just want us to THINK they have seen the light. If they have REALLY had a change of heart, why isn’t the department urging legislators to repeal the law? Why does an apology that includes their commitment to NOT enforce such a law have to be negotiated? Nope. Sorry, the Branford Police are still fully committed to “kicking in doors” – they just want time to regroup. This isn’t a policy or rights issue for them. This is a PR issue.
I don’t want violence in this country any more than the next guy – but I do not see how we are going to avoid it as long as these scumbags continue to insist that the United States Constitution be ignored? There can be ZERO COMPROMISE when it comes to our God-given rights which are simply guaranteed by the Constitution, not provided by it. Until these anti-liberty pukes figure this out, violence looms. And a righteous violence it will be!
To quote Ronald Reagan, “trust but verify”.