Wide Support For Gun Control In Legislature, But Not On Talk Radio In Connecticut

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Polls have shown widespread support for various aspects of gun control in Connecticut following the Newtown shootings, but that is not the case on talk radio.

As state legislators were preparing to pass one of the strictest gun control laws in the nation, some talk radio hosts continued their opposition.

On WTIC-AM radio on Wednesday morning, Pastor Will Marotti said that he had heard that it would be a historic day in the state.

\”It\’s a historically tragic day in Connecticut if you believe in the Constitution,\’\’ Marotti said. \”This bill will largely do nothing to prevent\’\’ further tragedies in the future.

\”This is a gun grab,\’\’ Marotti told his listeners. \”It is political posturing. … I think this is a tragic day in the state.\’\’

Earlier this week, host Jim Vicevich also had disdain for the bill, which was prompted after shooter Adam Lanza killed 20 children and six female educators at the Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 before killing himself.

\”This will never pass Constitutional muster. Ever. Ever,\’\’ Vicevich said of the bill. \”Is there anything in here that would have stopped the kid in Newtown? … I am stunned at this bill. … First comes the registration. Then comes the confiscation. Then comes the tyranny.\’\’

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28 thoughts on “Wide Support For Gun Control In Legislature, But Not On Talk Radio In Connecticut

    1. Connecticut is Circling the Drain

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

      1. Connecticut is Dying Too

        It’s only billy the turdeater up to his old tricks. Too bad his mother wasn’t sterilized. I do believe he was a late term abortion however.

        1. Jeb Potchagalloop

          Connecticut, aka Kim, aka Patick Henry:

          And didn’t your mother marry a primate?

  1. Clblackmon

    It is a sad day when the very people we elect make such stupid laws. The new license plate for the state should say ” welcome criminal”.

    1. Doug

      You can keep saying that but there are still 9 guns for every 10 people, tons of ammo and the more you say it the dumber you sound.Just cry about the law, that’s what you really want to do.

  2. Sheres Blackmon

    The lawmakers that voted for this bill will be asking each other, What happened, when the firearm makers leave the state. Ct. Is more like a communist state now.

  3. Richard

    2/3 of CT’s killing by firearms happen within three, 2-mil radius kill-zones. Ironically, one of the 3 kill-zones includes the State Capitol.

    It will be worth watching the decline of firearm murders in that kill zone.

    1. johngaltwhereru

      Should the bill be repealed when there is no decline in the murders in those kill zones?

  4. Kim

    Because the fat ugly senile pig heads like Rush Limpog hogs up more space then he should.

  5. Doug

    Pastor Moratti my foot.He’s an anti government right wing pandoring, John Roland sychophant that panders to low hanging fruit on AM radio.Advertisers include 20 year food suppliers that sell on fear.He caters to white men that are old and angry and for the most part have too much time on their hands and nothing productive to do.

    1. Bill

      Ad hominem, poisoning the well, and racism. You’re doing a wonderful job of illustrating how your side has no real argument, and instead relies on arguments that appeal to emotionalism.

    2. Jeb Capoblappo - God of the Univsrse and Conservatives

      Doug, I couldn’t have said that better myself.


  6. Doug

    AM radio is inhabited by mostly old white guys with no talent and no direction, mainly retired and they have nothing better to do then check to clean their guns and whine about every nitpicky little thing.Say clip instead of magazine and you are not fit to own a gun.Meanwhile real Americans are building things, running businesses, working , volunteering and taking care of their kids.

  7. Doug

    Listen to Brad Davis and John Roland, two AM radio hosts that pander to the right wing.Even they are getting disgusted with some of the caller nonsensical claims and rants.

  8. Jeb

    AM talk radio should be broadcast 24/7 in all insane asylums. It would make clear sense to them.

  9. Paul Edward Zukowski

    There was over 1000 progun people and 100 antigun people at the capitol today

    1. Connecticut is Dying Too

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

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