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Dan Carter on Gun Control

 

 


Represented Newtown; but opposed gun control after shooting

In 2016, Republican Dan Carter traveled all over the state in an effort to oust incumbent Sen. Richard Blumenthal. Political prognosticators knew it was a long-shot against a well-known and well-funded Democrat in a blue state. Now, four years later, Carter is running again for his old seat in the state House of Representatives, in a district that includes parts of Bethel, Danbury, and Newtown.

A three-term legislator, Carter was the favorite of top lawmakers in the General Assembly. In the campaign, Carter emphasized increasing jobs, lowering health care costs for working families, securing America's borders, and fixing the DVA.

A conservative Republican, Carter voted against the bipartisan gun-control bill following the shooting of 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. Carter represented a portion of Newtown at the time and was the only lawmaker from the community to vote against the bill--saying it did not do enough to limit gun trafficking.

Source: Hartford Courant on 2022 Connecticut Senate race , Feb 10, 2020

Voted NO on restricting sales of "long guns" and ammo by age

Rep. Carter voted NAY on SB 1160, "Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Bill": Excerpts of legislation:House Bill Passed, 105-44-2, April 3, 2013; Senate Bill Passed, 26-10-0, April 3, 2013; Signed by Governor Dan Malloy, April 4, 2013
Source: Connecticut legislative voting record on SB 1160 , Apr 3, 2013

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