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(Groton, CT) - The Connecticut Citizens Defense League (The state's
largest gun rights organization) release the following statement after
Danbury mayor Mark Boughton announced the creation of an exploratory
committee for the governor's seat in 2018.
Statement from CCDL President Scott Wilson:
"Mark Boughton was a member of the gun control group "Mayors Against Illegal Guns".
The Mayor also made several public statements about recently passed
anti-gun laws that were very troubling to gun owners in Connecticut”
Boughton did finally severe his affiliation with MAIG towards the end
of his last gubernatorial campaign because his being associated with gun
control hurt his campaign. As far as CCDL can tell, there has been no
outreach or attempt by the mayor to mend any fences. We must assume his
position hasn't changed in the last few years.
We hope that the mayor of Danbury is aware that gun owners do vote, and they do not forget."
Wilson also stated:
would be an extremely difficult hurdle for any candidate to overcome a
prior platform position that included gun control in a statewide
election. Mayor Boughton would not just be campaigning in Danbury, but
across the entire state".
the CCDL: The Connecticut Citizens Defense League was formed in 2009 by
a small group of concerned citizens as a non-partisan organization to
advocate second amendment rights in the state of Connecticut. Since
their founding, the group has grown to over 25,000 members from across
to this large supportive base, the CCDL has become a fixture at the
state capitol, and well-recognized by committees that see firearms
the go-to organization in the state they are consulted regularly by
lawmakers who have questions and concerns about pending legislation or
existing laws. For more information on the CCDL please visit http://www.ccdl.us