Guns and Crime

Before I get to my proposal I want to inform everyone I listened to the far Right, the far Left, and everyone in-between on trying to find this reasonable compromise. 

Hartford homicides (at the time of this post) is at 19 compared to 11 in last year. 

Last year’s total of non-fatal shooting victims was 120!  Which was the highest it’s been at least since 2012.

Hartford on March 26th 2017 for the number of shots fired was— 197 compared to 116 at the same time in 2016 and 75 in 2015.  It's the most in well over a decade.  That does not include smaller caliber gunshots which often go undetected by the shot spotter system and or go unreported by citizens complaints.

*Currently the Connecticut Uniform Crime Report (UCR) does not track convicted felons with guns. We are going to start collecting data on this. 

*On a draft report on the CT State response time on roughly 50% of the 911 priority calls were over 10 minutes.

*I am a law abiding citizen and legally licensed to carry in both CT and PA.

*I am for background checks.

*I will not add any further restrictions on other law abiding gun owners.

*I am for changing the current magazine restriction to "standard" issue from the manufacturer. 

*Increase funding for Mental Health.

*I am for changing "off" duty certified police officers to be allowed to carry concealed in public schools.  As per current state statute off duty officers can make felony arrests.

*National Guardsmen with written permission from their Commanding Officer and a valid state pistol permit will be allowed to carry to and from their place of duty.

*I'm for creating a task force between federal, state, local law enforcement, and the CT national guard to track and ensure convicted felons no longer get guns.

*I'm for full enforcement of convicted felons with a firearm.  Currently these harden criminals are being released early, even after multiple offenses!

*Reciprocity agreements with states of similar training, background checks, and laws similar to Connecticut for permit to carry.

*For example In Virginia you do NOT have to demonstrate safe handling of a firearm or perform a "live fire". That state will not   have reciprocity.

*I would also like that task force task to bridge the gap with other states.

*We need more funding to get Heroin off the streets.

*If both the state house, and the state senate passed legislation to repeal SB1160 I would sign it.

*Lastly I'm a for continuing the Reserve State Police force, to assist in this gun crime epidemic.

 We've got to move Connecticut ahead.  Your support is so important.


The CT State Police and DOD do not endorse candidates