NorwalkTroll or NewtownTroll? Your inanity seems very familiar from the Patch.
What have I made up Troll? Challenge me on some fact so we can actually see if your vacuous charges have any merit. View Comment
Yeah, maybe John means the shenanigans that the Democrat machine in Bridgeport played in 2010, the liberal media ignored and the machined made "disappear".
Whether that made the decisive difference or not, something stunk in Bridgeport that cycle and it wasn't low tide. View Comment
Except the ones that, you know, don't:
Two weeks ago: Foley 42/ Malloy 33%
Commissioned by the NY Times, a publication that will endorse Malloy and CBS News.
And then there is the NH Register's polls that shows it too close to call with a huge number undecided:
Powers, aren't you a member of the reality-based community? If so, how do you deal with reality?
Based on current polls and the last election, this rematch could also be close (particularly if the dead in Bridgeport turnout to vote). Thus, at the margin, 10-20,000 anti-Malloy gun owners could present the margin of victory for Foley in November. Thousands of law-abiding owners who did not turn out in 2010 or those who voted for Malloy in that cycle, are poised to make their voices heard at the ballot. Jobs, taxes, economic stagnation will all be center issues but for some, this is a one-issue decision. View Comment
So what qualifies as hate in your mind? My observation about your inane banter or my calling you Little Willie? I can't help the former, you prove it every time you strike the keyboard in hopes of saying something witty. As for the latter, well, I was just riffing off your screen name.
A mind is a terrible thing to waste.... View Comment
Gun owners turned out in force today to vote against McKinney, co-author of SB1160, the 2013 gun law. Foley may be an imperfect candidate, but he did not create and vote for further gun restrictions on law-abiding gun owners.
Next comes Malloy. View Comment
For those who are not paying attention, this is the third or fourth supporter of the 2013 anti-gun law (SB1160) who has not decided to run for reelection. The others have been Dems who have not seen great upticks in their support nor fund-raising due to their votes on gun restrictions. Even the latest Q-Poll gave Malloy less than terrific polling support for his efforts on gun control.
In his case, Cafero's issues might be more legal than his vote on SB1160 but part of Larry's political calculus on his working with Dems Looney and Williams, and fellow GOP McKinney, on SB1160 was that a conjuring "bi-partisan bill" could cast Cafero in a more positive light should he decide to run for Governor or other state-wide office. McKinney used some of the same thinking which has not paid off in his efforts for the GOP nod to challenge Malloy.
And Boucher, another GOP Senator who voted in favor of SB1160, never got out of the starting blocks in her quest for the GOP candidacy.
While the gun control advocating politicians understandably had emotion on their side in 2013, that support has not translated into support from voters.
This all makes me wonder what their internal polls are telling them on this matter. View Comment
But details in is case would focus on the months if not years of planning, how it was not a spontaneous act and how violent video games mental illness was front and center in this case. You know, mental illness and violent culture that the Legislature is ignoring in their law-making machine tons!
Or, maybe the details of the shooting like the killer dropping half empty mags doing repeated tactical reloads that obliterate the uninformed "Why does someone need 30-round magazines?" arguments.
Or that the kids who escaped were able to do so for reasons that had anything to do with the killer reloading?
Or maybe that the tox screen will show the killer had a less-than-therapeutic level of prescribed mess in his system at the time of the attack indicating the need for enforced med regimes?
Or maybe they would discuss something about the father who abandoned the his son and ex-wife, married a younger woman and moved 30+ miles away when the killer was a vulnerable teen?
Sadly, what I think will be released will be many details about the firearms,, the brutal nature of the mode of the individual deaths, how the killer's mother procured and stored the firearms and all manner of details that bolster the focus on guns and not on root causes.
THAT is what I would expect from this agenda-driven, White House-aspiring governor and his minions. View Comment
So will Malloy allow the State's attorney to release more details than already disclosed in the Lupica article? Would this "official" disclosure be coming if not for a disgusted LEO spilling the details the State's authorities have been hiding from Connecticut residents? would this information have been helpful to know as the legislature debates onerous gun restrictions?
Paige - Rough populations
CT = 3.5mm
Chicago = 2.7mm
According to CAGV: Of 367 gun homicides committed in CT during 2008-2011, 269 or 73.3% occurred in the state’s three largest cities, Bridgeport, Hartford, and New Haven.
Wikipedia: Populations Bridgeport 144,229, New Haven 129,779, Hartford 124,775
So 73% of CT gun homicides or ~73 in 2011, took place within a population of 395,000 people or a rate of 0.0183%.
If Chicago in 2011 had 411 gun murders, its rate was 0.0152% using 2.7mm people.
Interesting the difference between the state of CT and just its three big cities. And then the implications for CT excluding those three cities are very different.
Some other statistics courtesy of CAGV’s website:
2011 Connecticut firearms deaths totaled 216 with 102 homicides (47%) and 114 suicides (53%).
The homicides affected mostly minorities given 70 victims (68.6%) were African American and 16 (15.7%) were Latino; total of 84.3%.
The suicide data was very different as Caucasians accounted for 92.1% of the 114 suicide victims.
CT 2011 homicide victims were 93 male and 9 female.
CT 2011 suicide victims were 108 male and 6 female
“Most violent gun crimes are committed by people who cannot legally own guns, usually because they are felons or because they are underage.”
“… in Connecticut, more than 85 percent of gun crimes are committed by people who cannot legally purchase guns.”
For any owner of a traditional shotgun, rifle or revolver who thought they would be immune from new gun restrictions: