CT Cop Who Wants to Kick in Doors & Confiscate Guns Suspended – Not Before Spilling the Beans on What Gun Registration is all About

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By Tim Brown

On Saturday, I informed you of a Connecticut police officer who said he wanted to bust through one patriot’s door and take his guns. This morning I spoke with John Cinque via telephone and he provided me with screenshots of the conversation that he mentioned in the video. Many people wanted to see the evidence of what John referenced in the video. Some thought it was nothing more than ploy since he was in the video with Connecticut gubernatorial candidate Joe Visconti. I won’t attempt to judge Visconti’s motives. However, the evidence is clear of what Officer Joseph Peterson of the Branford Police Department said, and in the course of the conversation actually spilled the beans on what gun registration is all about: Taking your guns, which every red-blooded, American gun owner knows already.

Take a look for yourself:


This article was written prior to speaking with the Branford Police Department’s Captain Geoffrey Morgan. Due to the efforts of a concerned citizen, Branford PD has begun an internal investigation. Freedom Outpost has learned that Officer Peterson has been placed on extended leave pending the investigation by Internal Affairs Investigation.

In the update to the previous article, we informed you that Freedom Outpost had obtained the entire conversation, which took place on Facebook, that John Cinque referenced in this video. Below is the substance of those comments and why it is important that we understand the mindset of Officer Peterson and law enforcement officers like him. (The quotes below were made on Facebook and there are a lot of issues with spelling and grammar, so for those who are sticklers over that, I’m just warning you. The links are to the actual screenshots.)

Peterson told several gun owners, some of whom he engaged were not from Connecticut,

“I give my left nut to bang down your door and come for your gun…”

While it is disturbing that an active law enforcement officer would say such a thing, consider the fact that he then went after another Facebook user by saying he was a “criminal law breaking psycho.”

Even more telling is Mr. Peterson’s response when those he is engaging over the issue of police enforcing laws such as the one in Connecticut, which require citizens to register their semi-automatic rifles and high capacity magazines. The fact that Mr. Peterson can’t distinguish between a semi-automatic rifle and an “assault weapon” should also raise concern.

Peterson was accused of wanting to enforce “Nazi policies,” which he said were “not nazi policy…,” but “a state statute.”

Sadly, history is not on the side of Mr. Peterson when it comes to this issue.

In fact, when it was brought up that Nazis could not use the excuse he was providing when it came to dealing with the Jews, he sounded just like the Nazis at Nuremberg and attempted to escape the ultimate logical conclusion of his position.

While Peterson said that he didn’t see what the big deal was to simply register the weapons, claiming that “Nobody wants to take his weapon…they want to take it because he didn’t register it…,” he then spilled the beans on why people don’t want to register their guns. When asked, “Why do they want it registered? For what purpose?” Peterson said, “So they know who’s got them (sic) that’s what the purpose is (sic) there’s no use for assault rifles anyways (sic) you want to own a register him just like your car.”

Here is where he tells gun owners what they already know: Gun registration leads to confiscation. If you don’t register your guns, which were previously legal before the law, they’re going to take them. If you do register them, it isn’t a matter of safety, it’s a matter of knowing who has what kinds of guns. Why is that important? Logically, it is to find them, when they enact the next step in their process, which is full gun confiscation, and as Mr. Cinque noted in his talk last year, none of this protects anyone nor does it stop mass shootings. It merely will define law abiding citizens as criminals.

Again, notice that Peterson cannot distinguish between the two kinds of weapons involved here. Peterson also attempted to draw a parallel between registering an automobile and a gun.

However, it is the demeaning nature of Peterson’s comments that indicate that he knows this won’t do anything. As one commenter pointed out, registration is simply another way to be taxed, and it is. However, Peterson scolded the commenter telling him to move somewhere else so he can “play with (his) rifle and not hurt anyone.” Think about that. Are people being hurt by law abiding citizens with semi-automatic rifles now in Connecticut? How would registering such a weapon keep anyone from hurting anyone? It won’t, but Peterson has already told us why they are doing it: It’s so they will know who have these rifles and who doesn’t. It’s not about safety, just like John Cinque told Republican representatives last year.

Peterson also told others that they were not going to fire their weapons in their homes in a residential neighborhood, presumably for protection, “because if it goes through the walls into a neighboring house and kills someone then you will truly be a felon.” One wonders how registering any gun will keep that from happening. In fact, according to Peterson, policemen have registered their semi-automatic rifles that they use. I wonder if they will be felons if they fire in a residential neighborhood and kill someone. I’m betting the will be handled a bit different, don’t you?

Peterson then mocked a commenter’s position connecting gun registration to confiscation. “Nope not at all still not an excuse to break the law (sic) register your gun and you won’t be breaking the law… you say the criminals don’t have to register theirs… what’s that if you can’t beat them join them mentality…,” he wrote. “But if it’s a law I enforce it (sic) I don’t make them.”

Then out of nowhere, Peterson played the race card. “Hey everyone good luck with Cameron who (sic) he comes to your door as a medic if you’re a racist like he is a (sic) don’t see how he could give your good medical care.”

This instance was completely off topic and no one still has a clue where or why it even came up.

John Cinque finally commented. According to Cinque, he and Peterson have been friends a long time, still John encourages others that not all in the Branford Police Department are like Joseph, nor do they think like him. He also responded to the comment by Peterson, in which he claimed that he didn’t get to pick and choose which laws he enforced. In other words, from Peterson’s perspective, if it’s a law, even an immoral one, he would enforce it. This is important as he was given the scenario that took place in Nazi Germany which led up to mass exterminations, along with gun confiscation.

Cinque simply reminded Peterson, “I am glad there (sic) a good cops like you double do your job and follow orders no matter what (sic) then again there was something in our past call the Nuremberg trials but that’s for another conversation. And Joe they absolutely do want to take the guns all of them but then again that is for another conversation.”

If you think the conversation was going down at this point, you would be right. Peterson encouraged everyone to register their rifles and magazines and then if they came to confiscate them fight. Well, now, why would he want them to fight? After all, confiscation would be part of that whole “enforcing the law” thing that he was on a diatribe about, right? Does he not realize he’ll be the one doing the confiscating? Or will he have a breakthrough moment and say, “Hey, wait a minute, I can’t do this”?

John Cinque implored Peterson to remember that he is not the only one in his house, but he is the only one that has access to his weapons; so he reminded Peterson that if he were to come to his house for his guns not to shoot his son, who might be holding a XBOX controller, or his wife holding a cell phone.

Peterson went on to claim that John was making threats, when in reality all Cinque had done was to simply affirm his position of non-compliance in registering his guns. Cinque told him there was no threat. He also indicated that he never said he would win if the police showed up, but did finish by stating, “Last time I checked I still have my First Amendment rights…unless you want those also.”

Peterson even went on from what he perceived as a threat to mock John’s Christian faith saying, “Be nice John you carry the bible right? Then don’t talk like a man that doesn’t.”

Cinque responded, “Don’t know what my faith in Jesus Christ has to do with my comments above… othe than the fact that my freedom is granted to me by God… not man… but that is a conversation for a whole other thread.”

Clearly, the conduct and language in the interaction is unbecoming of a law enforcement officer. However, that aside, the realm that we are now moving into where history is not even being acknowledged about the road we are going down and how willing law enforcement is willing to go down that road with corrupt political leaders should be enough to alarm anyone.

If you are interested, here are the complete files of screenshots provided to Freedom Outpost. You can download them here.

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  • Cracker122049

    Loud mouth cop get thrown under the bus is what this is really saying to appease the sheep for now.Does anyone really believe that they are not going to do everything they can come up with to disarm the citizens of this country? DHS is not there for your safety,its there for the safety of the criminals doing this in the first place! That is exactly why they are trying so hard to buy the sheriffs and cops to help do their bidding when told to.

  • Rick E.

    This cop is an absolute imbecile as well as psychotic. THIS is law enforcement?? When the SHTF this idiot will be one of the first culled! He will make sure of that by the way he talks, and of his actions I’m sure.

    • matism

      You will find that he is one of the more typical “Law Enforcement” officers in this country. He is the rule, not the exception.

  • Mike

    Those of us that think for ourselves knew this already, we did not need an oath breaking cop to tell us that.

  • MHnsn

    Why does Peterson encourage people to “fight” when the police come?
    Makes me believe Conniticut PD has a back-up plan for resistors.
    Liberals always plan an alternate route… they plan decades ahead, patriots need to do the same… for America’s sake.

  • Joseph Peterson is mentally unstable and unfit to be a law enforcement officer. Joseph Peterson is willfully ignorant or unable to comprehend the significance of historical events motivating better informed American gun owners. Joseph Peterson is a danger to the community he patrols and he should be removed from street duties for the safety of his neighbors.

    • no_tubes

      95% of cops fall into one (or more) of three categories: bullies, control freaks, and Christ-complex types.

  • Carlos M

    “Since the general civilization of mankind I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”
    James Madison

    “The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.”
    Ayn Rand

    “Potentially, a government is the most dangerous threat to man’s rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.”
    Ayn Rand

  • WhereDidMyLibertyGo?

    What is it with keystone kops named “Peterson” anyway?

  • z–man

    Peterson is that kid down the street who always wanted to be a bully but couldn’t.

  • GomeznSA

    I won’t go into the character of Peterson (good or bad) but if one wants to carry the ‘register your cars’ meme to it’s logical ( I know – logic is not the strong point of hoplophobes) conclusion, there would be absolutely NO crimes committed using motor vehicles. Vehicle theft – nope that is against the law since the vehicles are ‘registered’ – same thing applies to (at least) the following, speeding and all other traffic violations, as well as criminal acts involving them ie drunk driving, vehicular homicide etc. Anyone with a lick of common sense realizes that the simple act of ‘registering’ a car (I won’t even get started on insurance!) absolutely does NOT preclude the misuse or intentional abuse of said car. If it is nearly impossible to prevent crimes with or involving cars, how on earth can that same thing be expected with firearms? There is no reason to think that the reason for ‘registering’ firearms is to be able to either control them or confiscate them. Period.

  • John Tellez

    I’d like to see him come to Arizona and try that.

  • Dana King

    It would be much more painful to smash it with a hammer and make him watch as his nut explodes.

  • Leonidas

    just one thing to say PIG. Come and get them!!!!!!!

  • John Smith

    You can go out at night, but the drones will find you, unless you’re under heavy cloud cover.

  • OleRocker

    Peterson is in a conundrum as is every LEO that will have to “enforce” these laws passed by unconstitutional legislators. As Selwyn Duke points out in his American Thinker article today (March 12), Peterson has to make a choice and discriminate as he has had to do all of his LEO career. Which laws are you going to enforce and do you enforce all laws all the time? It is time for LEOs across America to make a stand against lawless legislators and their unconstitutional laws.