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.”