Threats to CT Police Escalate Following CT Cop’s Gun Confiscation Comments – Cops Ask Pro-Gun Veteran to Help Cool Things Down


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.

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  • http://churchofsmoke.org/ Jose

    As long as marijuana remains illegal, the police have a pretense to bang down doors and follow through on their threats by simply saying they thought they were detecting the odor of marijuana.

  • Jim

    The officer that made this dumb comment should immediately be fired and he should also apologize to all the people of that state as well as to all Americans. He should also agree to never apply for another law enforcement people. Joseph Peterson should move far away from Connecticut for his own good.

  • [email protected]

    The police and government should fear the people they intend to illegally disarm. That is the point of the Second Amendment.

  • tom nogaro

    hanging judge tom rules:

    the remedial training must be on their own time and on their own dime, and the length of an appropriate prison sentence for attempted treason, possibly minimum 20 years or the duration of their tour of duty, whichever is longer, including forced voluntary public service in special orange jumpsuits. and on duty they should be required to wear orange caps to be readily identified in the event of any further constitutional infraction.

    if their sentence is not served, then loss of position and pension is warranted.

    no violence. hit them in the pocketbook, their clock, their minds, and their black hearts. then we will talk.

  • matism

    Y'all should understand that Connecticut did this with advice from the Black House. They figure it's a Blue state in a Blue region in a Blue corner of the country. They didn't expect that many Mere Citizens to refuse to obey, but they still think they can send in their pigs in body armor, shoot up a few resisters, and cow the rest into submission. If that fails, expect the Brown Clown to go on the tube and declare martial law in Connecticut "for the good of the nation." He will mobilize every FedPig agency and as many out-of-region National Guard troops as he can muster, on the theory that Guard troops from California will have fewer qualms shooting Connecticut citizens than would Guard troops from Connecticut.

    In response, every employee of every FedPig agency that participates, and every employee of every military unit that participates, should understand they are the enemy, and have painted a target on their backs. Anywhere. Any time. Any way. Make sure you know where the FBI offices are in your area. Know where your nearest DHS Fusion Center is located:
    https://publicintelligence.net/fusion-centers/
    For those, the point of interest is the largest corner office on the top floor of the building. It will also generally have the best view out, which in turn means the best view in.
    And know where your area's BATFE Field Division is located. It wouldn't hurt to know where your National Guard units are located as well, if they are willing to participate in the Brown Clown's treason...

    They may get to decide where the civil war starts. But once it's on, they will NOT localize it as they expect to be able to do.