“Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton resigned Wednesday from Mayors Against Illegal Guns,” ctmirror.org reports, “an affiliation that has brought him grief from gun owners in the six-way race for the Republican nomination for governor.” Spin city baby. “”As a member of the Connecticut General Assembly, I was a strong supporter of the rights of law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen in Connecticut,” Boughton’s website proclaimed. “This remains my position today.” So why did the pro-assault weapon ban boy abandon MAIG? . . .
MAIG abandoned him! “It’s really become about Bloomberg instead of going after illegal guns. Mike Bloomberg overwhelms the entire group. I think its mission has been lost.” Lost. Remember that word Mark. Checking-up on his opponents . . .
Among the six candidates for the Republican nomination, two are unequivocally opposed the Newtown law: Martha Dean and Joseph Visconti. Tom Foley, the 2010 nominee and GOP front-runner in the latest poll, and Dean each attended a gun rally at the State Capitol last weekend. Foley, however, has said he would not seek the repeal or revision of the law. Tom Foley, the 2010 nominee and GOP front-runner in the latest poll, and Dean each attended a gun rally at the State Capitol last weekend. Foley, however, has said he would not seek the repeal or revision of the law . . .
Another Republican candidate for governor, Senate Minority Leader John P. McKinney, R-Fairfield, whose district includes Newtown, played a role in negotiating the bill that passed with bipartisan support.
Don’t you just love how reporter Mark Panziokas makes it seem as if Connecticut’s post-Newtown civilian disarmament laws were a kumbaya moment? Me neither. And as much contempt as I hold for any Constitution State Republican who betrayed their oath to the Constitution, this political distancing from the antis’ agenda is a positive sign that resistance to tyranny amongst the people is making itself heard amongst the people’s representatives. [h/t Pascal]