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A conversation with Scott Wilson, a voice for gun owners

Scott Wilson helped what is now the state’s largest gun group, the Connecticut Citizens Defense League, not long after Barack Obama became president in January 2009. A soft-spoken logistics specialist at a trucking company, he has emerged as a leading voice of gun owners in Connecticut, home of some of the toughest gun controls in the U.S. Continue Reading →

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Obama: ‘We will not give in to fear or turn against each other’

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ordered flags lowered to half-staff Sunday as Connecticut joined President Obama and the nation in mourning the murders of 50 people in an Orlando, Fla., nightclub, an act of terror and the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. Some Democrats quickly called for Congress to strengthen measures aimed at preventing gun violence. Continue Reading →

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NRA fails to block judicial nomination of ‘anti-gunner’

The Connecticut legislature Friday ignored an NRA campaign to block the judicial nomination of a former legislator who co-sponsored the post-Newtown gun controls, voting overwhelmingly to confirm Auden C. Grogins of Bridgeport as a judge of the Superior Court. Continue Reading →

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Super PACs make Newtown an issue in the CT governor’s race

In the final days of Connecticut’s deadlocked race for governor, two super PACs are making $2.4 million in independent expenditures on advertising praising Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s push for a sweeping gun control law after the Newtown school massacre and criticizing Tom Foley’s support for repeal. Continue Reading →

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Martha Dean opens campaign with appeal to gun owners

Martha Dean told Connecticut’s largest gun group that her candidacy for governor was an opportunity for besieged gun owners to strike at a Democratic governor and General Assembly hostile to their rights — and to GOP candidates who only pay lip service to their interests. Dean says she will wage a Republican primary only if endorsed by the nominating convention in May. Continue Reading →

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