December 5, 2014
by Susan Cocco
In the midst of post-election analysis and the endless speculation of talking heads, one fact stands out dramatically: gun safety candidates from both parties won up and down the ballot in 2014.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s re-election victory was testimony to the developing consensus about sensible gun safety. His victory dealt a blow to those who, spurred by the gun safety measures enacted after the Newtown tragedy, promised to take revenge on Malloy at the ballot box. They failed to unseat Malloy in the first statewide race since the December 2012 shootings. Rated F by the NRA-Political Victory Fund, which organized at the grassroots to defeat Malloy, the NRA’s anti-Malloy activities were countered by local voters like you and by the efforts of grassroots groups such as CT Voters for Gun Safety (CVGS), along with a host of gun safety groups, including Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Gabby Giffords’ Americans for Responsible Solutions.