The law in question criminalizes the sale of magazines holding more than 10 rounds and also certain semi-automatic rifles, and mandates that all grandfathered weapons and magazines must be registered with the state. As for Cinque and the exchange with his “old friend” — Branford Police Officer Joseph Peterson — which occurred on Facebook, Mikael Thalen at Infowars.com writes:
“I’ve had contact with a police officer in my home town, I live in Branford, and his words straight out were, ‘I cannot wait to get the order to kick your door in,’” Cinque said.
... In multiple [Facebook] screenshots captured from the lengthy conversation, Peterson continually argued that law enforcement were not obligated to defy unconstitutional laws. Instead, Peterson stated that he would follow any order given, even if it meant confiscating firearms from close friends.
In the same vein, Peterson said to another participant in the Facebook conversation, Cameron Smith, “I [sic] give my left n** to bang down your door and come for your gun.” More shocking still, however, Smith penned me an email and reported (edited for punctuation):
A lot of news articles are putting my quote in of me saying he [Peterson] would put Jews in Ghettos as the reason he went off. He actually went off well before that. I literally asked him if a law was passed to put Jews in the Ghettos, would you? He literally said, "Now you are being silly ... but if it’s the law, I enforce it; I don't make them."
To me THAT was the quote of the story that everyone is missing.
Of course, the conversation had become heated, perhaps preventing Peterson from fully processing what was being asked prior to answering and maybe causing him speak a bit more rashly than he would otherwise. Regardless, there is an oft-used “good soldier” cop argument stating that theirs is not to wonder why, theirs is but to do or die (even if it isn’t applied to genocide and just kills constitutionally protected rights). Hey, “I don’t make the laws,” says the dutiful constable, “I just enforce them.” Thus, I want to give you, my friends in law enforcement, the reasoned, moral argument for “policeman nullification.”
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