Why are Larry Cafero and John McKinney bailing on their constituents?

Posted by Jonathan at 13 February 2013

Category: Issues - State of CT, Opinion

UPDATE:  1:00 PM – Larry Cafero has said he will withdraw from the event.  Seems the event was presented to him in a way that made him think that it was going to be something else.  I can only hope McKinney comes around.  Thank you Larry Cafero!

What is “March for Change”?

It is a program of Connecticut Against Gun Violence, which is really a group that is just against guns – period.  Forget the violence.  If they did, they’d be honest about violent crime vs gun crime statistics, but I digress.

I am a member of our states largest grass roots, firearms rights organization – Connecticut Citizens Defense League (www.ccdl.us).  In my capacity in this organization, I attend (and sometimes speak) at firearms rights rallies and meetings throughout the state.  I have NEVER seen either Larry Cafero or John McKinney at either of these events.  What’s worse, these two are not only Republicans (and a large majority of their constituency are firearms owners) they are the Senate and House Minority Leaders.

This is from the “March” and CAGV press release:

Several elected officials, including …..Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, House Minority Leader Lawrence F. Cafero Jr…… will participate in the March for Change ….to affirm their support of safer, rational, common sense legislative changes in the current gun laws in the State of Connecticut.

What kind of message does it send when a large majority of their constituency supports firearms rights, but these two attend an anti-gun rally?  We need to let them know that we will not stand for this behavior.  We don’t want them being used as pawns for an organization that has an agenda that is against the tool used, not the actual violence itself.  Maybe they don’t understand that the organization putting on this event is billing it as “support” for firearms laws change.

If you are in either of their district, it is extremely important that you contact them and let them know.  Let the CT GOP know that we will not stand by while this type of activity continues to roll forward.  Let them know WE WILL HOLD YOU ACCOUNTABLE in the next election.  Our numbers are growing, firearms owners are MUCH more organized this time around and we will not tolerate this behavior.

I urge all firearms owners and those that support our federal constitution’s second amendment, and our state constitution, to contact both of these elected representatives and ask them why?  Tell them they will be held accountable next time around.  Tell them how their involvement makes you feel personally.


Larry Cafero – House Republican Leader

Web:  http://cthousegop.com/larry-cafero/

Email:  larry.cafero@housegop.ct.gov

Connecticut House Republican Office
L.O.B.Room 4200
Hartford, CT 06106
800-842-1423 (toll-free in CT)

John McKinney – Senate Republican Leader

Web:  http://ctsenaterepublicans.com/home-mckinney/

Email:  John.McKinney@cga.ct.gov

Legislative Office Building
Room 3400
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: 1-800-842-1421

1 Comment

  1. Steve Loban says

    I have called both offices and expressed my disappointment that these leaders in the CT Republican party would openly side with those who are advancing an anti-gun agenda. It is one thing to stand in solidarity with the community after a tragedy, but it is an entirely different story for these leaders to be standing with CAGV & March for Change.