Submitted by Rachel Khanna
On Friday, Representatives Dubitsky and Fishbein, two Republican members of the Connecticut General Assembly and the Conservative Caucus, filed a lawsuit to overturn Connecticut’s assault weapons ban.
The suit was filed on behalf of the Connecticut Citizens’ Defense League (CCDL), a pro-gun rights organization akin to the NRA.
Connecticut’s assault weapons ban passed in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook tragedy with widespread bipartisan support. This law, and the common sense laws that followed to ban 3D printed and ghost guns, are among the reasons our state is one of the safest in the country.
I applaud Attorney General Tong’s steadfast determination to defend and protect the laws that Connecticut chose to adopt for itself, laws that represent the popular will of the residents of our state.
In my campaign for State Representative-149th, I have made my position on the importance of common sense gun safety laws crystal clear, earning me the endorsement of CAGV and recognition as a Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate of Distinction. The NRA awarded me a failing grade.
I fully support Connecticut’s ban on assault weapons. There is simply no need for anyone to own a military style weapon that has only one intended purpose—to kill as many people as possible in the least amount of time.
In contrast, my opponent’s voting record on gun safety legislation has earned her an A rating from the NRA.
As I campaign across the district, gun violence is one of the top issues on the minds of voters.
So, where does my opponent stand on our assault weapons ban? And because this lawsuit was filed by two prominent members of her 15-member Conservative Caucus, does she support the lawsuit? Voters deserve to know.