A statement from Attorney Colin Heffernan, our Democratic candidate for State Representative 23rd District, on the school shooting in Texas:

As the news of yet another shooting came out of Uvalde, on the heels of the shooting in Buffalo, I’m reminded of how little progress we’ve made since Sandy Hook.
We still have craven politicians blaming everything but guns for the massacres that steal our children and threaten our lives in every corner of public space.
We still have talking heads fantasizing that a “good guy with a gun” can stop monsters, even when we just saw that they can’t.
I’d like to say “enough” but that won’t do. It will never be “enough” until we demand that lawmakers denounce the culture of death that values an AR15 over a child. It’s far too easy to get a weapon of mass carnage in this country, and no amount of bad faith whataboutism will change that fact.
Oh, and here’s the thing: I’m a gun owner. I bought a shotgun while I was living in post Katrina New Orleans where there were precious few police and the National Guard was patrolling the street under a state of emergency. It was a scary time and I know first-hand that there are legitimate reasons to purchase and keep a gun.
But what we have now is madness. When a kid can go and buy two assault rifles for his eighteenth birthday and then murder nineteen children a week later, the issue could not be starker. It is far too easy to obtain assault weapons and the results are horrific. We passed good laws in Connecticut after Sandy Hook, but rifles and madmen don’t respect state lines and the easy access to assault weapons in the USA threatens all of us and all of our children.
Let’s get to “enough” and demand that every one of our lawmakers commit to using every tool at their disposal to enact nationwide comprehensive gun reform. If they refuse to do that, they shouldn’t represent us…..because they never will.
Colin Heffernan

Dan Moran

 

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Adam Boyd
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Colin Heffernan
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Carol Conklin
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A. Donald Cooper
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Ken Soudan
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Neil McCrudden
  • Neil and wife Ethel have lived in Old Saybrook for 20 years
  • Retired Pharmacist – having graduated from Pharmacy School at U.R.I.
  • Served in U.S. Navy during WW II
  • Member of the Elderly Benefit Committee
  • Served on the Estuary Transit Board
  • Past member of the OSDTC
  • Active member of the American Red Cross and American Cancer Society
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George Chang

 

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John O'Brien
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Alan Spargo
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George Wall
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Emilio Scamporino
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Susan Esty
 
  • Park and Recreation Commission member for over 6 years
  • Integral to the successful restoration of Parks and Play Fields after Hurricanes Irene and Sandy, including the Saybrook Point Miniature Golf facility
  • Worked on Appointment of the new Director of P&R, after retirement of Vicky Duffy
  • Serves on The Preserve Ad Hoc Committee
  • Strong believer in the value of Old Saybrook’s many natural resources for recreation.
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