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Malloy campaign really thinks new gun laws reduced crime?

Total hogwash. I was just reading about Joe Visconti (I) dropping out of the Connecticut governor’s race. He’s asking supporters to vote for Tom Foley (R) to avoid another four years of Gov. D.P. Malloy’s (D) running the state. At the end of the article, the Malloy campaign actually brought guns up.

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Racial profiling traffic “study” stirring up stupidity again

For the life of me, I can not figure out why a review of traffic stop statistics could provide race-baiters with solid information showing cops are “illegally” racial profiling. Oh wait, I know. They can use the statistics collected – no matter how valid they are – to show a “disparity” they can use in a headline.

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Justina Pelletier may be heading home soon – Video

I’m posting this today because I know Jim has discussed this topic on the big radio show in the past. I’m not too familiar with the case, but The Hartford Courant has an update story this morning, and I found a video of Justina supposedly shot last weekend, where she begs the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to let her go home.

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Rowland indicted for illegally covering up campaign consulting deal

It would not be illegal for Lisa Wilson-Foley to hire John Rowland, Connecticut’s former Republican governor, as a paid campaign advisor. Wilson-Foley was running as a Republican for Congress in Connecticut’s 5th district two years ago when Rowland approached Wilson-Foley – and another campaign – with a scheme to hide the fact Rowland was a paid political consultant. Was it all about perception for the campaign, and cash for Rowland?

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What’s likely to happen to Connecticut residents who did not register magazines and rifles?

There has been a lot of talk and chest thumping concerning the failed implementation of Connecticut’s “assault weapon” and “high-capacity” magazine registration scheme. It seems a significant number of people have ignored the law, and more probably have no idea they were supposed to register their stuff in the first place.

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“Simple mistakes” plagued Connecticut health exchange during first month

We were led to believe Access Health CT was a shining example of what was going right with the health care insurance initiative, but it turns out 2,400 enrollees were provided incorrect information about the plan they selected during the month of October. Some signed up for no-deductible plans that ended up having a $3,000 deductible.

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Connecticut reminder – it’s not illegal to carry a firearm on a college campus … or is it?

There is some serious mis-information floating around concerning the arrest of a University of New Haven commuter student yesterday. First, from the information we have been provided so far, he did not break any state law.

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Pistol permit applications in Newtown, Conn. up 110%

Double the normal volume. The trend has slowed, but if the state legislature or the federal government starts pushing more gun control legislation, you’ll see another spike. I tell you, the people I have taught the NRA Basic Pistol course are not – in general – taking the class because they are worried about violent crime, they are taking the class and getting permits now since they think they may lose the right in the future.

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CCSU Lockdown – Student charged with Breach of Peace

My only comment on the three-plus hour event today at Central Connecticut State University will be referencing the law the student has been charged with.

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Connecticut demonstrated “strong support” for gun violence prevention laws?

Elizabeth Larkin, a spokeswoman for the state Democratic party was quoted in The Hartford Courant yesterday, and I’m trying to figure out what the heck she is talking about.

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