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Connecticut Chooses Liberty

by Connecticut Carry category: Cause

“Repeal the 2013 Connecticut Gun Ban. Send those who voted for it home. #ctchoosesliberty #neverforgiveneverforget http://thndr.it/1mbitDt

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Connecticut Carry
Supporters
2,427 of 250
971% of goal supported
Social Reach
909,254
People
Time Left
Complete
Ends Apr 05, 12:00 PM EDT

Complete

This campaign ended on April 05 at 12PM

Connecticut Chooses Liberty

Connecticut gun owners are being impacted by the 2013 Gun Ban, much of which went live January 1st, 2014 and April 1st, 2014. Despite a clear super-majority of Connecticut residents opposing such measures, hundreds of thousands of Connecticut residents were declared felons as anti-rights groups and a corrupt Connecticut Legislature connived to pass laws under the cover of night, literally, via 'emergency certification'.

Now, the anti-rights groups and politicians are continuing their attacks against gun owners by trying to demonize and minimize us through social media and our corrupt local media. They are calling us 'the KKK', 'the lunatic fringe' and stating that we are 'bullies' further implying that we are violent or somehow intimidating. We are exercising our natural rights to freely associate, assemble and possess tools to affect our own defense; all the while trying to keep from being locked in a cage or shot to death by the police.

We ask that everyone that supports the natural right to bear arms to join us and show both the anti-rights groups and the Connecticut politicians that they have overplayed their hand. They have chosen a battle here in Connecticut and this is where it will stay, and we will prevail. 

Please get this out to as many supporters as you can and show the country and the world that Connecticut Chooses Liberty!

  • Final 24 hours

    April 4, 2014
    The final 24 hours are upon us and we still maintain a massive lead in supporters. The anti-rights groups have resorted to seeking the assistance of multi-millionaire communist propagandists like Michael Moore to try and swell their social reach, but have only proven what we have known and said from the beginning: Their influence is all artificial. It is astroturf, bought and paid for. 

    Our side is grassroots, from the ground up. We have members that have been working around the clock to engage people, big and small to help with our campaign, and we have done it all naturally.

    At first, some people felt that we had lost when their social reach suddenly jumped to over 2 million. But we need to remember the ramifications. The social reach of 2 million is going to reach people who thought Bowling for Columbine and Farenheit 9/11 were actually documentaries. They are people who think Fidel Castro is a 'pretty swell guy' and that Communist Cuba is where you should go for medical help.

    This was not a sign of a loss. This was a sign of a win. This association takes any sense of validity out of their campaign and shows how weak their grassroots support is. Even with 2 million+ people being reached by their message, they still cannot catch up to us.

    We are in the final 24 hours of this campaign. Everyone is probably tired of continually panhandling their friends, family, shooting buddies and people on the internet for a 'join' and a 'share'. But we need to do a final sprint to get that number as high as we can for when it is set in stone on Saturday at noon.

    Please don't forget to join Connecticut Carry (http://ctcarry.com/Join) to stay updated on future happenings. This is not the end of this war. This is just the first head-on battle. The anti-rights groups tried to bully the wrong gun owners, and we are not going to let them forget it.

    #NeverForgiveNeverForget

    Connecticut Chooses Liberty!

    http://thunderclap.it/projects/10251-connecticut-chooses-liberty
  • New goal: 2,000 supporters

    April 3, 2014
    The anti-rights groups have been desperately scrambling to gain traction in their thunderclap. So far, we have stayed in the lead by a very good margin, but it is time for us to put our foot back to the floor.

    We have not raised the goal in a while, but we are now. We need to get to 2,000 supporters by the end of the day. 

    The anti-rights groups have finally crested 1,000 supporters. Most of these supporters are coming from the Bloomberg funded national anti-rights groups, despite CSGV crying on twitter that we had national support. Hypocrisy is nothing new with the anti-rights groups.

    Remember what we are fighting for on this thunderclap:

    To provide social media cover for the CCDL Rally in Hartford on Saturday, April 5th. While people are out exercising their rights, the anti-rights groups aimed to attack them on social media with linguistic filth like accusing them of being 'the KKK', 'bullies' or out to 'intimidate'. 

    We have seen the discourse from their supporters, now is the time to show what a minority they are and relegate them to being a figment of history. 

    Please contact your state and federal gun rights organizations, gun clubs and the businesses you support to get involved. While we can still use as many individual supporters as we can get, the big names will push us over.

    Make sure you explain that it is important that they actually come to our thunderclap and support it, not just reshare the link. The action of supporting only posts a message on your account on Saturday at noon, but it provides so much to make the anti-rights groups ineffectual. 

    Connecticut Chooses Liberty!

    http://thunderclap.it/projects/10251-connecticut-chooses-liberty
  • Rolling past 1400 supporters

    April 1, 2014
    Despite the anti-rights groups investing their time into slandering and lying about Connecticut gun owners, they still cannot catch up. 

    With their desperate emails to members crying about Connecticut gun owners defending themselves on social media they demonstrate their disdain for free speech as well as the right to self defense. 

    If all they can do is lie about us, then we have already won. However, let's use this kind of behavior for fuel for the fire. Spread the word about the lies being told and tell people to support the good guys. 

    We are past 1,400 supporters and 420,000 in social reach. That means we are closing in on HALF A MILLION people hearing our battle cry. We have three days left. We could double our current statistics if we all keep pushing. 

    What if the anti-rights collectivists scheduled a social media blitz and it blew up in their face? We are about to find out. Expect a lot of blubbering and lies about why they have no following and are simply riding an emotional summary on the graves of children. Shame on them.

    Connecticut Chooses Liberty!

    https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/10251-connecticut-chooses-liberty
  • Goal? What goal?

    April 1, 2014
    The 750 supporter goal is far in the rear view mirror. We didn't even have time to update our goal to 1,000 before we sped right past that as well. We are currently quickly approaching 1,200 supporters with a social reach of 340,000 people. That is absolutely amazing by any measure. Connecticut Carry really wants to thank everyone who supported and shared this campaign, especially the people that we have been in touch with that are really putting in hours to promote this campaign to everyone that they can think of.

    There are many large names, especially in social media, that have been reached out to. We have had quite a few support us and share the campaign, but we need more. With the success we have experienced so far, we should be using that to market to those big names. 

    After all, what rights-supporting celebrity or social media guru doesn't want the exposure that participating in such a great campaign will give them? What could be a better cause than standing up against anti-rights bullies who aim to slander us on the internet by calling us 'the KKK' and intimidating bullies? We can't be the bullies, we are the ones currently facing down state violence because of what the anti-rights crowd has done. And we need everyone's help to send them home.

    Please feel free to use any of the updates, the main page's description or our social media posts to help promote this cause. It is time to send the anti-rights groups a message:

    Connecticut Chooses Liberty!
  • Third goal met! 750 supporters, reaching a quarter million people

    March 31, 2014
    Well, here we are. We have passed our third goal of 750 supporters.

    At this point, our message will reach at least a quarter of a million people on social media. That is all because of the great work of our awesome supporters. We thank every one of you. 

    This is where the hard part comes in. We have 5 days left and the anti-rights are desperate and scrambling to keep up. We have no time to rest. We need to keep pushing. We have a great lead over them, but it can be lost quickly if we get complacent. 

    This is a good time to send this page to every celebrity, podcaster, blogger, radio host, etc that you know and ask to not only share this campaign, but to also go and support it. 

    That is how the social reach number (the most important number) grows. "Heavy hitters" on social media with huge followings will reach more people, making our cause swell. And it only takes them a minute or two, no cost. For their troubles, they are supporting a great cause and they will be part of a trending message that will reach at least a quarter of a million people. Let's try and get this message to a million people!

    Connecticut Chooses Liberty!

  • Meeting and exceeding all goals set

    March 30, 2014
    Great work everyone!

    Yesterday we made the bold move to double our original goal of 250 supporters which was the same goal as our opposition. We are already over 111% of that goal and we are still growing our support. 

    We are increasing our margin over the opposition all the time and our new goal is going to be 750 supporters. For reference, the maximum goal that thunderclap usually allows is 500 supporters and we blew right past that. That is why we are the #1 trending campaign on the thunderclap main page right now. 

    We need everyone to keep up the great work as we still have 6 days left. Imagine what we can do in 6 days, considering we came from 0 to well over double the opposition's goal in 2 days. Nothing can stop us if we all keep this pace.

    Thank you to everyone supporting our fight. 

    Connecticut Chooses Liberty!


  • Watch out, we are trending!

    March 29, 2014
    No surprise here, but liberty is popular!

    We are 'trending' which means we are increasing our ranks ahead of most of the other thunderclap ventures out there. That includes the effort by the anti-rights crowd which we kicked off the front page today.

    See for yourself under 'Trending':
    https://www.thunderclap.it/

    Now we just need to keep this pace for the remaining 7 days to hand an embarrassing defeat to the anti-rights crowd.

    Help Connecticut, because having this battle here is better than having it in your state.

    Share this link everywhere you can: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/10251-connecticut-chooses-liberty
  • Keep up the great work!

    March 29, 2014
    Thank you to everyone who has supported us so far, you are all doing a great job. 

    We surpassed the anti-rights groups today at around noon time, and we have not looked back since then. Our entire team has been working hard to get the information out there, and we know our supporters have been working even harder because of all the immediate support we have received. 

    Connecticut Carry put out a call to provide 'cover fire' for a gun rights rally being held in Connecticut on April 5th. We wanted people to be sure that while they were rallying, that their voices would be heard over any noise the anti-rights people can come up with.

    Connecticut gun owners will not be bullied or intimidated away from their rights by a small but vocal minority of collectivists. We will stand our ground and defend our right to bear arms here in Connecticut before this disease spreads across the nation.

    Our original goal of 250 supporters was increased to 500 today. This was a result of our team wanting to make sure that we did not set our expectations too low. We believe there are thousands and thousands of patriots all over the country that support us and are willing to put their name on this effort.

    Please continue sharing this with anyone and everyone you know. The sky is the limit, ask the biggest names you know on social media to simply allow the one post at the top of this page to be released in their name. No cost, no commitment beyond that one post on social media. The bigger they are, the more impact they give this campaign.

    Let's make sure that the anti-rights crowd learns a real lesson here to never try to bully us on social media again.

    Connecticut Chooses Liberty!
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Connecticut Carry
@CTCarry

Connecticut Carry is a 501(c)(4) non-partisan, grassroots, non-profit organization devoted to educating and protecting our rights in Connecticut.

The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution reads:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Article 1, Section 15 of the Connecticut State Constitution reads:

Every citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the state.
These are our guiding principles. Every human has a right to own and carry a firearm in defense of himself and the state.

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