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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Gun Owners: Choices in CT Governor’s Race Bad or Worse

By Mark Pazniokas

www.ctmirror.org

When the Connecticut Citizens Defense League endorsed Republican Tom Foley in the 2010 race for governor, it went unnoticed. The gun owners’ group was just a year old, and gun control barely registered as an issue in Foley’s close contest with Democrat Dannel P. Malloy.

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Gun owners know who they want to vote out. But finding someone to support in the race for governor has not been easy. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Ctmirror.org

Now, it is in rapid-growth mode, with a membership that its leadership says has quadrupled to 10,300 in the year since the Sandy Hook shooting spurred passage of restrictions on purchasing guns, ammunition and large-capacity magazines.

Members are getting tutored about the political process, learning how to become delegates to nominating conventions. With 201,038 pistol-permit holders and tens of thousands more owners of rifles and shotguns in Connecticut, they could be a potent voting bloc in 2014.

If only they can find a candidate.

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