August 14, 2013/Press Releases

Mr. Boughton, Was that a ‘Yes’ or a ‘No’?

(Hartford, Connecticut) —  Today the Connecticut Democratic Party released the following statement from Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo.

“So it seems that Mark Boughton and Tom Foley do have some things in common.  In one of the more tortured exchanges we’ve seen in awhile, Mr. Boughton seems unable or unwilling to answer – with a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ – the question of whether he would’ve signed the gun safety bill Governor Malloy signed into law.

So which is it, Mr. Boughton?  Yes..or No?”

From CT News Junkie:

On the Issues

Guns: Would Boughton have signed the bipartisan gun legislation that was a response to the Sandy Hook School shooting?

“I believe and have believed that those people deserved a legislative response,” Boughton said.

“I don’t know if the legislature got it right. I think in many, many ways they didn’t get it right. Particularly when it relates to school safety. To only put $15 million to harden our school sites in the entire state of Connecticut is absolutely bizarre.”

But would he have signed it?

“I would have to think long and hard about that and probably have to make a decision about what I think is best for the residents of Connecticut, but also the response for the parents of Sandy Hook,” he said.