Uh-huh. How convenient:
As he seeks the Republican nomination for governor, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton has ended his association with Mayors Against Illegal Guns, saying he no longer agrees with its agenda.
In a campaign release Wednesday, Boughton said the organization founded and funded by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is now advocating for gun laws that he cannot support.
He was for it before he was against it. And, how vocal was he about all the gun control laws Gov. Malloy and the state legislature shoved down everyone’s throats?
Guns: Would Boughton have signed the bipartisan gun legislation that was a response to the Sandy Hook School shooting?
â€śI believe and have believed that those people deserved a legislative response,â€ť Boughton said. â€śI donâ€™t know if the legislature got it right. I think in many, many ways they didnâ€™t get it right. Particularly when it relates to school safety. To only put $15 million to harden our school sites in the entire state of Connecticut is absolutely bizarre.â€ť
But would he have signed it?
â€śI would have to think long and hard about that and probably have to make a decision about what I think is best for the residents of Connecticut, but also the response for the parents of Sandy Hook,â€ť he said.
Boy, that’s taking a bold stand. So, he has no principled position at all; whichever way the polls are pointing, that’s where he’ll follow. By last December, he met with the CT Tea Party and found a lizard-sized backbone and said, “I have a strong record of supporting 2A rights, look it up.” Actually, there’s nothing to look up. I know; I tried. And, it wasn’t until just a couple days ago that he “quit” Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
His primary opponent (or at least the most prominent one), Tom Foley, isn’t much better:
Republican gubernatorial contender Tom Foley told the stateâ€™s largest gun group Tuesday night that he would block further gun-control legislation if elected, but he has no plans to seek repeal of the sweeping changes to the stateâ€™s gun laws approved last year in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
â€śI will promise you this, if I am governor, any further attempts at restrictions on law-abiding residents by our legislature will stop at the governorâ€™s office,â€ť Foley told members of the Connecticut Citizens Defense League, who packed the Elks Lodge for their monthly meeting.
Hey Tom? Don’t bother with the barn door; the horses are all gone.
I feel for my Connecticut readers.
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