Elizabeth Esty, U.S. Representative for Connecticut's 5th congressional district
U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, representing Connecticut's 5th district, held her first town hall meeting Thursday night, at Rotella Magnet School in Waterbury. She focused on gun violence prevention and recent recommendations from the Congressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. I attended this event, and this is my first-person account of the evening.
If I had to guess, there was about 250-300 people in attendance, and to my surprise, the vast majority (maybe 95%) of the crowd seemed to be PRO-gun, ANTI-gun-control. Elizabeth Esty is a Democrat, a member of the Congressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, and has "played in an instrumental role in developing the group's call for a federal assault weapons ban and universal background checks." As you can imagine, Esty did NOT receive a warm welcome.
As soon as the floor was opened for questions, a sea of hands were raised, with loads of people all wanting their chance to voice their opinion, criticisms, and/or questions, to the congresswoman. There was only a couple of people that stood-up to speak, in support of Elizabeth Esty, and her plans to 'prevent gun violence', the rest were against any further 'gun control' efforts.
One man, an opponent of gun control, requested that Rep. Esty look into the crime statistics of other countries that banned guns, implying that those countries crime rates soared, as a result of the ban. Another man, a father of a young child, stood up to speak out against politicians, like Esty, who view these tragic events as 'opportunities', to push their agenda.
Jim Russel, of We Are Change CT, bringing up "Fast and Furious" at Gun Control debate
A major highlight of the event was when the topic of the discussion switched to "gun trafficking", and Jim Russel, of We Are Change CT, stood up to inform the congresswoman he was fully aware of the illegal federal government gun-trafficking program, known as Fast and Furious, which supplied weapons to Mexican drug cartels. (video above) This, like many of the pro-liberty, anti-tyranny speeches throughout the night, was well received. Another patriot of We Are Change CT, Tevin, defended the second amendment, and posed thought-provoking statements, and questions, to Esty, that ultimately went unanswered. (video below)
Congresswoman Esty has been exploiting the tragedy in Newtown to push her anti-liberty agenda. Recently, Esty likened the shooting in Newtown, to the events that took place on September 11, 2001, in hopes of using the emotional anguish evoked by the latter tragedy to pull on the heart strings of her constituents. Esty even created gun-control Valentine cards, to give out to every member of Congress. The congresswoman had home-made Valentine's Day cards, and teddy bears, delivered to all 435 House members and 100 senators. The T-shirts on the stuffed bears carried the message: “Protect children, not guns.’’
Elizabeth Esty, like most politicians, is a lawyer, and has degrees from both, Harvard, and Yale. Judging from her wikipedia profile, she has worked in the public sector, sucking the blood of tax-payers, for the majority of her working life. She was first a state representative, and then was elected last November to her current position of U.S. Representative.
Esty is "pro-choice", and volunteered at Planned Parenthood in her college years. I can't get past the hypocrisy of this woman, who says she wants gun-control to protect the children, but supports, and volunteers her time at, an organization, Planned Parenthood, that murders 330,000 babies every year, through abortion.
Elizabeth Esty's husband, Daniel C. Esty, also graduated from Harvard, and Yale, as well as studied as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford. Daniel C. Esty is the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). In April 2011 Daniel Esty co-authored an op-ed for the New York Times entitled "Pain at the Pump. We need more". The article advocated higher carbon taxes so as to accelerate technological change.
Both Elizabeth Esty, and her husband, have come from elite, ivy league educational backgrounds, Dan Esty even being awarded a Rhodes scholarship. Dan Esty also has ties to the Obama administration, as well as having pushed for carbon taxes in the past. Congresswoman Esty, and her husband, seem to be just another couple of elite, control-freak, psychopaths, looking to get more power and control over the people.
(Sidenote: Interestingly, after the Newtown shooting, Elizabeth Esty put out a document titled "Tragedy and Hope", and the conspiracy-oriented part of me couldn't help but think about the book "Tragedy and Hope" written by Historian Professor Carroll Quigley, which has attracted the attention of conspiracy theorists due to suggestions in numerous places in the book that a secret society known as the Round Table has had considerable influence of the policies of the British and American governments over the course of the first half of the twentieth century. It is probably just coincidence that Esty used that title, but then again, her husband IS a Rhodes Scholar.)
Tevin, Connecticut resident, speaking out against gun control