John McKinney

Gun control could play role in Connecticut governor race

The battle over gun control could influence Connecticut's hotly contested race for governor, despite the state passing wide-ranging legislation five years ago after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

Some advocates contend more can be done. But many of the state's roughly 300,000 gun permit holders are still angry about the 2013 law, which greatly expanded the state's assault weapons ban. They contend Connecticut has already passed too many restrictions and fear the next governor could allow more.

"I can tell you, it's very passionate," said Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont, the Democratic Party's endorsed gubernatorial candidate, regarding the gun...

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