State Republican chairman Jerry Labriola says that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy\’s gun-control proposals are purely political – timed directly to Vice President Joe Biden\’s vist to Connecticut for a gun control conference.
\”Even on an issue as sensitive and critically important as gun control, Governor Malloy has demonstrated that he is not above making it political,\’\’ Labriola said Thursday. \”It is clear that the governor wanted to be in front of the bi-partisan legislative committee studying these issues. It is clear he wants the headline to read \’Malloy proposes gun control\’ ahead of the Vice-President\’s visit to Connecticut. I hesitate to call it grandstanding, but the governor\’s hunger for a headline is making Dick Blumenthal look like he has stage fright.\”