Last Chance For CT Gunowners?

Posted: October 25, 2010 in Elections, Gun Legislation

Vote for Tom Foley for Governor and Martha Dean for Attorney General!

With the election a week away, CT gun owners must consider the consequences of allowing Dan Malloy to win the Governor’s race. Malloy has long been an anti-gun politician with an F-rating from the NRA and remains one of the few CT mayors belonging to New York City mayor Bloomberg’s “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” (MAIG) group, which has proven to be more of a “Mayors against ALL guns” group. By contrast, Tom Foley has written a letter committing his support to the Second Amendment for all lawful gun ownership purposes and has pledged to correct the “red tape” that many permit applicants face from various municipalities.

Moving on to Attorney General, the choice is clear for gun owners: Martha Dean has long been a supporter of the Second Amendment for years. She has represented gun clubs in litigation, including the recent issues involving the Blue Trail Range. Her Democratic opponent, George Jepsen, was a co-author of the 1993 State Assault Weapons ban that prevents CT residents from buying the same Colt rifles that are legal for sale in approximately 45 other states! Jepsen boasts proudly of his F-rating from the NRA and has featured guns on a police display table remarking how he has made us “safer” by banning certain firearms.

Last but not least, we have some proven friends of gun owners in some State Representatives and candidates who I believe were not given a fair rating by the NRA. These representatives include:

  • T.R. Rowe (R-123)of Trumbull. TR has been a long time friend of gun owners and is an NRA member himself.
  • John “Corky” Mazurek (D) of Wolcott has been a long time friend of gun owners and recently voted to allow revolvers (.357 or larger caliber) to be used for deer hunting (same as firearm season for private land) and voted to keep fees for hunting licenses from doubling.
  • Newcomer Linda Monaco (R) in East Haven faces incumbent Mike Lawlor (D) – another well known anti gun politician.

For Congress in the Third Congressional District in Greater New Haven we have Jerry Labriola, an “AQ” NRA rated Republican challenger to anti-gun incumbent Rosa DeLauro, who is seeking her tenth term in Congress. Jerry Labriola is the candidate with the most potential to defeat DeLauro in many years.

In the US Senate, Linda McMahon carries an NRA A rating and endorsement. Her opponent, Richard Blumenthal has been anti-gun his entire career. That vote is a no brainer if you care about your gun rights.

Other names that come to mind to support include: Kathy Brown (R-89) NRA A rated; Joe Markley State Senate candidate in Southington to Wolcott; Sam Caliguiri, R-5 US Congress; Themis Klarides, R-Woodbridge; Len Greene Jr. Dist. 105 Seymour/Beacon Falls; Rosa Rebimbas, R-70; David Labriola R-131 Naugatuck. Joan Hartley (D) for State Senate Dist. 15 Naugatuck; Penny Bacchiochi (R) Stafford; and others.

To help Tom Foley and Martha Dean get elected, please call GOP HQ at 860-680-0005. Ask to participate in phone banking in these last few days to get out the vote! It’s up to us! Let’s do it.

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