Two of the leaders in the successful recall election in Colorado toured ‘Hoffman’s Gun Center’ in Newington today.
They came to support the efforts of the ‘Connecticut Citizens Defense League’ in attempting to turn Governor Malloy out of office next week because of his advocacy and signing of the strict gun control measures passed in the aftermath of the shootings at Sandy Hook.
At a news confrence on the stops of the State Capitol earlier, Timothy Knight, a founder of the Colorado recall movement said, “In Colorado we struck our blow for liberty in 2013 by making 137 years of state history by recalling two Senators outright…a third fled.”
But Connecticut has no re-call procedure so the 15,000 plus member CCDL is pushing to vote out Malloy and legislators who helped pass the bill. “Get off the couch, get out, make phone calls to your friends, this is your opportunity, this is your chance for a recall,” said Sean Maloney of the Buckeye Firearms Association in Ohio who also came to help the effort.
The President of the CCDL, Scott Wilson said to loud cheers, “Let’s finally end this bad chapter in our state’s history and remove Dan Malloy from office.”
With nearly a quarter of a million Connecticut residents licensed gun owners it is potentially a very potent voting block. Activists within the CCDL are making a big push in this final week of the campaign with phone banking and door knocking throughout the state.
The group has endorsed Republican Tom Foley even though he has said that he would not seek to overturn the law but would sign a repeal if it passed which is considered highly unlikely.
CCDL leadership has actively spoken against Independent candidate Joe Visconti as un-electable even though he has said he would actively seek repeal of the law.