Gun Divide Breaks Along Geographic Lines

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In some states, debates over gun policy might break along ideological lines but in Connecticut, the split is just as likely to be geographical.
In the Senate, Fairfield County Republicans such as Michael McLachlan and Scott Frantz joined Minority Leader John McKinney in backing the measure. 
Meanwhile, two Democrats from rural Eastern Connecticut–Sens. Cathy Osten and Andrew Maynard–voted no.
\”There are things in this bill that I could support,\’\’ Osten, a freshman from Sprague, said during the floor debate. \”But there are many things in this bill that I cannot. Based on what my constituents have said to me, people have a right to bear arms and we already have enough restrictions on them and we do not need anymore.\”
Maynard, a veteran lawmaker from Stonington, joined Osten in opposition. \”I just wasn\’t comfortable going the full distance on this one,\’\’ Maynard said after the votes were tallied.
Maynard said he received lots of comments from constituents on both sides of the issue; he estimated the feedback was roughly split between those who support gun control and those who oppose it.
\”I think ironically the people whom I\’m most normally in agreement will be probably least pleased\” with his vote, Maynard said. \”I hope that I\’ve demonstrated at least thoughtfulness over the course of the discussion…this was not in any way shape or form a knuckling under because of pressure from gun interests…I frankly could care less what official gun rights groups think about this.\’\’
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17 thoughts on “Gun Divide Breaks Along Geographic Lines

  1. Baba Tunji

    Ramma lama ramma lamma ding dong
    Ramma lama ramma lamma ding dong
    We got a gun bill
    Ramma lama ramma lamma ding dong
    It makes you feel so thrilled
    I’ll bet that you won’t believe
    We got a gun bill
    And now I feel fulfilled
    So fulfilled and thrilled

    1. Norm Scott

      The Bill is designed to fail at reducing violent crime. After which there will be calls for more gun control. Eventually, there will be another gun control bill. That too will fail by design. The ultimate goal being to ban all guns. Period.

      Because, see, just “controlling” them doesn’t work. Many gun control advocates admit the ultimate goal quite openly. It’s just that when eliminating Constitutional guarantees, the gradual slippery slope, like boiling a lobster slowly, works best.

        1. Jeb Capoblappo - God of the Univsrse and Conservatives

          Too late, Jarhead. You addressed Norm, your comrade in arms, so to speak.

          Norm – what a great idea. Let’s ban them completely.

          1. Jeb Capoblappo - God of the Univsrse and Conservatives

            BTW Norm, of course it is designed to fail. Remember, this is the state that now wants to give driving licenses to undocumented democrats…uh immigrants.

          2. Jeb

            The above posted by Kim Kimmerian the social and sexual deviate who hangs out in bathrooms. Funny part is it’s true.

  2. voice of reason

    First they come for the gun nuts and I didn’t say anything because I didn’t own a gun.

    Next they came for my large sugary drinks and I didn’t say anything because I don’t like soda.

    Next the came for my red meat and fried foods and I didn’t say anything because I was embarrassed to say I like McDonalds.

    Then they came for gas powered lawn mower and chain saw and I was sad but I still didn’t say anything.

    Then they raised taxes on gasoline and electricity, made going to the Dr like going to DMV, raised my taxes to pay the fat pensions for retired gov’t workers (and the health care of their families) meanwhile my income along with the other 99% stagnated because none of these progressive policies address the real economic issues that affect people like me.

    And then I realized I lived in France but with worse food.

    1. Connecticut is Dying Too

      Welcome to the new USSA. Our best days are behind us and we are controlled by thought police called “progressives.”

      We are doomed.

    2. Murder Is Rare In Many Other Countries

      Voice of Reason, We don’t agree on much, but I like what you wrote. Thanks for the laugh. For the record, in the years I lived in France, I learned that hunting is popular even though guns are controlled. I never saw a power mower and some American foods are better. Oh, and in four years, I only heard about ONE murder.

      One. Murder. In. Four. Years. Life can be pretty good in France but not because of the food.

      1. Johngaltwhereru

        B.S. Once again, racial demographics are ignored in favor of politically correct Liberalism.

        France has a murder rate approximately 1/4th that of the U.S. The percentage of blacks in France is approximately 1/4th that of the U.S.

        Blacks account for over 50% of U.S. Murders, despite comprising only 13% of the population.

        Ignore reality and shout racism if you wish, but simple math will tell you that if France had 4 times as many black people, the murder rate would be similar to that of the U.S.

        This does not even include Latinos, who also commit murder at an elevated rate and comprise a far larger percent of the U.S. Population than in France.

        Political Correctness should not cloud reality. Saying the French murder rate is lower than that of the U.S. due to gun laws is like saying Newark has a high rate of auto theft because there are a lot of cars.

        1. Kim

          John: Murder is Rear, has a point. France does not have a gun problem. Why don’t you agree with him? Have you lived in France? I am half French and my father served in the French Foreign Legion.

          Take it easy, Johngalt.

          1. Connecticut is Dying Too

            Every libertard mother of child bearing age should be sterilized. That is the way I feel about liberals.

      1. Connecticut is Dying Too

        Yes, and you would be figuring out how to tax the rich more than a 70% tax rate without them leaving France and without further bankrupting their nation.

        Your argument is felatious. You therefore must be a liberal.

  3. BlackDog

    Sigh. I think the real problem is there are just too many people east of the Mississippi. On this side of the Mississippi, a gun, whether a handgun or a long gun, is just a tool, like a hammer. I can build a house with it, or I can beat my wife to death with it. The hammer doesn’t get a say in it. And have you noticed? Everybody has a hammer now. Your draconian laws only affect those within your population that abide by the law in the first place. Go ask your local street gang shotcaller if he’s tellin’ his boys to turn in their hammers. Actually, if you just cower in your homes, he’ll find you eventually.

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