Connecticut Republicans aren’t the only ones likely to experience fallout from the recent gun control debate at the state Capitol.
In Bristol, at least one Democrat is furious at one of the city’s Democratic representatives in the legislature for voting against the new law.
According to Steve Collins in Bristol Today, Joella Bouchard Mudry, a member of the Democratic State Central Committee called lawmakers who voted against the gun bill “a bunch of cowards.” She also said she would not work for their reelection.
One of those Democrats is Rep. Frank Nicastro of Bristol. In a speech on the floor of the House, Nicastro explained why he voted against the bill. He cited a hypothetical case of a 17-year-old member of the military who served in combat yet could not legally buy a gun when he returned home because the law restricts such purchases to those 21 and older.
“If I’m good enough to be able to handle an M-16…go overseas and fight for people’s liberties, and fight for this country, and put my life on the line then why should I be denied the right to buy a rifle?” Nicastro asked.