(Editor's Note: The following is an open letter to East Haven Chief of Police Brent Larrabee, which was posted on the department's Facebook page by Mr. Cianelli.)
To the Editor:
As the Chief Law Enforcement Officer in the town of East Haven, you were required to take an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies both foreign and domestic.
Having taken that oath I would like to know if you will honor your oath by refusing to enforce Federal rules, regulations and directives that violate the Constitution and/or the Bill of Rights.
The Second Amendment clearly proclaims that the people have a right to own guns and in the Bill of Rights, the government is prohibited from infringing on the right of the people to own guns if they choose to do so.
Your primary job is to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution and the rights of the people that live in East Haven. CT.
The Supreme Court has ruled that the Federal government has no lawful jurisdiction in the counties and that when a Chief chooses to enforce an unconstitutional directive, he is violating his Constitutional Oath.
We the people of East Have are your employer and you are the employee and we expect you to represent us and not the Federal government.
As your employer, I would like to know if you are given an order that violates the Constitution, will you honor your oath ?... or will you do as directed by the Governor of the State of Connecticut?
Peter T. Cianelli