The Connecticut Citizens Defense League credits 2nd Amendment supporters for Tom Foley’s victory in Tuesday Republican gubernatorial primary.
“Gun owners and Constitutional rights supporters had a hand in this primary election, and we will continue to work toward removing Governor Malloy from Office in November,” said Scott Wilson. president of the CCDL, which says it has more than 14,000 members.
The group was strongly opposed to Foley’s rival, state Sen. John McKinneym who represents Newtown and voted in favor of a package of new gun control measures drafted after the Sandy Hook school shootings.
“Our first step has been to help Senator John McKinney depart from politics as an elected official. We now have a candidate that is far better positioned to beat Malloy at the next level. Mr. Foley did not specifically seek out our help, but it is certainly our obligation to send Governor Malloy back to private life,” Wilson said.
“While this upcoming general election is about a lot more than just the interests of 2nd Amendment supporters, we know with certainty that we can make a big difference. The hope of CCDL is that more gun owners across the state will become involved in the upcoming general election effort ahead of this November.
“For today, we are thankful that gun owners showed up and voted to protect our rights,” Wilson added.