There is a special election tomorrow February 25, 2014 to replace the state senate seat vacated by Toni Harp after she was elected Mayor of New Haven.
Two candidates are running for the empty 10th State Senate District seat, which covers parts of New Haven and West Haven.
The first is Rep. Gary Holder-Winfield, who voted to take away your rights when he voted in support of SB1160 last year. I think that’s all you need to know about Holder-Winfield.
The second candidate is West Haven Planning & Zoning Vice Chairman Steven R. Mullins. His website is here: MullinsForSenate.com
Mullins was interviewed by the New Haven Register editorial board last week, and here are a few quotes from that interview of interest to CCDL members.
State Senate candidate Steven R. Mullins said he supports having police officers assigned to each school in the state and he would not have voted for the gun law changes adopted by the legislature in a bipartisan bill last year.
(Mullins) said if the gun law changes were put into effect the day before 20 children and six adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown in December 2012, it would have not have done anything to stop those slayings.
“It (the new law) felt good to do it. They (legislators) felt they had accomplished something — and this is both Democrats and Republicans — but it hurt legal gun owners,” Mullins said.
“I think the missing part was mental health. Mr. (Adam) Lanza had a serious mental health problem. As far as the ammunition and the guns were concerned, they were all legal. But he (Lanza) had a serious problem. … What is missing from the bill is serious talk about mental health,” Mullins said.
The candidate said the new law has failed to stop subsequent killings in New Haven.
For CCDL members in the 10th District, the choice should be easy. You don’t have to wait until November to show Gary Holder-Winfield how you feel about his vote on SB1160. You can (and MUST!) do it tomorrow! If you aren’t sure where to vote, or what district you are in, you can check here: http://www.dir.ct.gov/sots/LookUp.aspx