An exploratory gubernatorial run by State Senator Toni Boucher has produced an unequivocal rejection from the state’s largest Second Amendment gun rights group, the “8,900 + member” Connecticut Citizens Defense League. Such a run will not be supported, CCDL announced in a statement released today in Groton to supporters and the media.
“Senator Boucher voted in 'lock step' with the Republican leadership in the passage of an historic gun control law which alienated many law-abiding people," CCDL President Scott Wilson explained, revealing the exasperation grassroots gun rights activists are feeling with supposedly conservative representatives who turned their backs on the core gun owner constituency in the post-Newtown rush to enact disarmament laws.
“With very little consideration to the several hundred thousand gun owners in Connecticut, it is hard to fathom anyone who voted for Senate Bill 1160 could consider a legitimate run for higher office in this state,” Wilson added. “Very simply, gun owners have had it with these lawmakers."
Wilson concluded the release with a pledge to “work hard to call out and expose those that voted for the law's passage from both parties.” That is a continuation of a political response reported last month in this column, when CCDL rejected the candidacy of another GOP gubernatorial hopeful, State Senate Minority Leader John McKinney.
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