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Friday, April 05, 2013

Himes ‘Jealous’ of Stricter CT Gun Laws

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U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT4) told the Westport Sunrise Rotary Club today that Congress will not likely follow Connecticut’s lead in passing stricter gun control legislation. Admitting that “I am a bit jealous” of the state’s new gun laws, Himes said: “If we do anything at all in D.C., it will be universal background checks.” Asked about the prospect of reforming campaign contribution laws, the third-term congressman, who was recently named national finance chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said either a new Supreme Court ruling or a constitutional amendment would be needed. Meanwhile, he said, he has to “play by the (existing) rules,” adding: “I’m not bringing a pencil to a knife fight.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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