UPDATE: Ned Lamont defeated Republican Bob Stefanowksi in Connecticut’s governor’s race in the 2018 midterm elections on a platform that championed stronger gun laws. He will be seated in January 2019.
Democrat Ned Lamont is running for Governor in the state of Connecticut and promoting the most progressive policy agenda on gun control in recent memory.
Ned Lamont is serious about preventing “ghost guns” from being made in Connecticut. He supports Connecticut’s Assault Weapons Ban and wants to mandate registration of all grandfathered assault rifles (like the AR-15) and high-capacity ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds. Lamont also wants to ban the future manufacture of high-capacity magazines.
Conscious that the Sandy Hook tragedy was enabled by weak state laws that allowed Nancy Lanza to keep firearms and ammunition unsecured throughout the house she shared with her son, Ned Lamont wants to mandate safe storage practices with firearms in the home. He also wants to expand gun buyback programs in the state.
In Connecticut’s urban areas, Lamont will support intervention programs like Project Longevity that have saved lives. He is also calling for community response programs to help victims and survivors of gun violence to heal.
Ned’s race won’t be easy, however. Right now, outgoing Democratic Governor Daniel Malloy is the least popular governor in America after running up a huge deficit. The Republicans have an opening and they are running candidates who oppose sensible gun reforms and get top grades from the NRA.
Please connect with Ned Lamont and thank for him for his progressive platform on gun control. You can use the following template message (personalized to your liking):
Ned, just wanted to say thank you for leading with a very strong and progressive vision for gun control in Connecticut. It means a lot to me. I don’t think our state legislators have done nearly enough to protect us from the threat of gun violence. I was so glad to see the ambitious agenda for gun regulation on your website, including an assault weapons ban with teeth and expanding gun buyback programs with private and public funding. Please keep leading with this issue. We will follow and propel you to victory in November. Then we can work together to implement your agenda and save as many lives as possible. Your critics say you can’t “connect” with voters, Ned. Your gun control agenda tells me you are indeed connected to the people who live in your community, and care about their well-being.
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