Downtown_Feedback665 t1_j9uedwp wrote

Banning guns altogether in the United States is a laughable proposition. They might regulate it out of the general populace’s hands, but guns will remain. This coming from someone who’s pro gun control.

I mean people in this argument tend to not see gun owners as simple hobbyists, but the vast majority are just that - hobbyists. It’s largely not even for “protection”. Sure it’s a hobby that has lethal ramifications, but it’s a hobby nonetheless. Most people have guns simply because they like guns.

When looked at as a hobby it can be compared to other things people do for fun. Something that’s not as dangerous but still has regulations. For instance, it’s illegal to fly Fpv drones without a part 107 FAA license, a HAM amateur radio license, and a spotter to see line of site at all times.

People end up flying these drones without any licenses or spotters, sometimes crashing into cars, breaking windows, causing damage, etc. The regulations didn’t kill the hobby, people partake anyway (even with more regulations on the way)

Now imagine everyone and their moms has a drone, then the government says “we’re outright banning all drones” the idea that you could get all the drones off the street would prove to be futile. Especially if there are more drones(guns) than people in the nation. Now imagine the right to own and operate drones are an inalienable right that is bestowed on the people via the constitution.

The hobby will survive regardless of regulation.

Now taxing bullets? I’m all for. Guns should be treated with the same sin taxes as tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, etc imo. Just to pay for the damage gun owners do within this country annually. The same reason tobacco has a sin tax justified because someone needs to pay for the extra care per smoking patient on the backend.

Gun sin taxes should go to families of victims, to fixing damages of public property, to fixing the temperature of some of these inner cities to not have so many regular gun fights.


Downtown_Feedback665 t1_j9q3nk7 wrote

There’s all kinds of economic, historical, demographic, and even national security reasons why CT is home to a lot of manufacturing to this day.

Between Pratt/UTC/EB/Sikorsky/Raytheon, CT has continuously won contracting bids from the US gov & military industrial complex.

Some of the strongest industry/manufacturing skilled laborers per capita reside in CT.

CT also harbors centralized access to shipyards, NYC, Boston, & DC. Which is to say that recruiting/retention of employees is easy, and that deployment of newly manufactured equipment is relatively easy as well.

This is all while CT is basically home to critical military infrastructure that’s juuuuust out of range from the most likely attack targets on US soil (in the Northeast at least)


Downtown_Feedback665 t1_j3x06gh wrote

>if you want to go to a store and buy it, the supply does not exist

Because the weed is not in stores, the supply doesn’t exist.

Yes I’m ‘dum’

You should go talk to all the heads trying to get their farms licensed being met with stiff resistance. There is no supply issue. Weed grows extremely plentifully, extremely quickly.

Also love how you glossed over the fact that I mentioned there is cheap weed in CT and has been for years in dispensaries. Shows how intellectually dishonest you are in your arguments.


Downtown_Feedback665 t1_j3ww13t wrote

Sure so smoking only dispensary weed is legal to you?

Or is all weed legal to smoke now? Also maybe realize that the QP bought for $400 was grown on a farm inside of Connecticut that doesn’t have legal standing. There’s plenty of weed in CT. Whether or not the state wants to license it is why some people will happily perpetually be paying out the ass for shit that grows from the ground.

The same law that made weed legal let’s you grow your own weed. So again, The state will become uncompetitive being this greedy. It has little to nothing to do with supply. People have been buying medical 1/8ths in CT for $25-$30 for years.

This is a cash grab not a supply issue.


Downtown_Feedback665 t1_j3womn2 wrote

Ah that’s nonsense I can get a QP in CT for less than $400. There’s adequate supply.

I live in Chicago rn, been legal since Jan 2020. 1/8 is $50 still to this day.

Adequate legal supply? Totally different story. Looks like will continue to be black market purchases for the foreseeable future until the state grasps that they aren’t competitive whatsoever.


Downtown_Feedback665 t1_j1a0wl8 wrote

This is every private high school in CT, puffield academy dropout checking in here - we had more free reign to do drugs and alcohol than any of my public school experiences.

And I started at Suffield Academy, ended up going through 4 different high schools (because of moving) and by far the worst place to get a well-socialized, well-mannered, well-informed kid is to put them through New England private schools.

Most the kids I went to Suffield with are the same girls that are now doing only fans and boys who never worked a day in their life and think they’re the hottest shit that’s ever walked the earth. Numerous kids I know from the private school system have overdosed and/or committed suicide. Public school as well, but private school kids are particularly cruel, because they generally have superiority complexes built in at a young age.

A couple options still exist - CT does have some of the best public education in the country. I’d agree with OP that Shelton isn’t the greatest.

The academic program OP wants is called IB - or the International Baccalaureate, the high school diploma that if you barely pass, you’ll likely get into Harvard and Oxfords of the world.


Downtown_Feedback665 t1_iu8xdcw wrote

You understand virtually any kid who was in school at all during Covid is miles behind in development compared to everyone else.

We’ll have an entire generation of kids who weren’t held accountable for grades, while half of them starved because their only source of food was at school.

Kids went back to school and they started squaring up to teachers, not take any finals, not allowed to fail or get any grades. We’ve created a 20 year gap of what will be an uncompetitive, unsocialized workforce.

Kids were BY FAR the worst affected by the pandemic. Doesn’t matter how deadly it was. A 60 y.o. who catches the virus and then is fine 2 weeks later is in a significantly better position than the millions of kids who missed years of school/ discipline because of inept policy makers