“Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) said on Sunday that state gun control measures passed after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown helped him pick up votes in the town against his Republican opponent,” huffingtonpost.com. As did union support, anti-Republican animus and a bunch of other factors. That didn’t stop Malloy from claiming that his victory was a ringing endorsement for his post-Sandy Hook slaughter “assault weapons” registry and ban and magazine capacity limits, blowing a big wet kiss and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (if not by name) . . .
I think there was an appreciation that we stepped forward and did the right thing and that we weren’t afraid to do the right thing when it came to guns . . .
Quite clearly support of the gun legislation was a contributing factor, particularly amongst women. Women was a group, a demographic that we went after not only about guns, paid sick days, we talked about raising the minimum wage and, uh, uh, Obamacare and all of those things led to a very large gap in our ability to attract women’s votes . . .
The Republicans went after the male vote using guns and we went after the women’s vote using guns.
So there’s a male – female divide on guns? In a sense, yes. After all, it’s not Moms and Dads for Gun Sense in America. But I doubt it’s a split in the sense that women and men in the same household vote differently based on their views on gun control.
In the interview at the link above [no embed code], Malloy attributes a drop in crime to the
moon’s lunar orbit the new gun control laws and expresses no regrets about PTR’s move out of state in response to the “assault weapons” ban. “We’re not making you leave the state,” he insists, while suggesting that their products lead to the death of “babies and teachers.”
Anyway, the incumbent Malloy won by a slim margin (51 to 48 percent). In my book that’s not a ringing endorsement for anything in a notoriously deep blue state. And Malloy’s post-election remarks did nothing to de-escalate the tensions created by The Constitution State’s unconstitutional, post-Newtown gun control laws – which turned thousands of otherwise law-abiding gun owners into criminals.