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McKinney Promises ‘Deference’ to Gun-Control Repeal

By Mark Pazniokas

www.ctmirror.org

Sen. John P. McKinney, a Republican who helped pass a bipartisan gun-control law after the Newtown school massacre in his district, tells a conservative audience in a video Democrats posted today that he would not block the law’s hypothetical repeal if elected governor.

McKinney, one of six candidates for the GOP nomination [and whose district includes part of Westport], made the statement Tuesday night to the Quiet Corner Tea Party Patriots voters in northeastern Connecticut, where the Newtown law is seen as an overreach by many voters.

In a video posted by Democrats, who routinely send a video tracker to record Republican candidates at public events, McKinney was asked by someone off camera how he would react to a repeal bill: “If you were elected governor, would you sign that?”

“If the legislature repeals something I think the governor owes great deference to what the legislature does, and I would,” McKinney said.

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