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Connecticut gubernatorial hopeful Kate Marshall has worked with gun control advocates on her campaign Facebook page. This photo goes with a story she tells about her work on New Haven’s East End, home to one of the country’s first gun clubs. (Credit: Facebook)
Connecticut gubernatorial hopeful Kate Marshall took questions from The Courant during a recent event that was sponsored by the Connecticut Citizens Defense League, a gun rights group, and the National Rifle Association.
Marshall, a Democrat who’s running for governor in 2018, was a featured speaker at the event. So was John Cucinella, the president of the National Rifle Association, who spoke about the NRA’s support of his group’s position that requiring people to obtain a license to purchase a gun, and then giving those licenses to law-abiding citizens, would “redistribute” guns and weaken the Second Amendment.
Marshall said she supports the Second Amendment, and Cucinella didn’t disagree with her.
“It’s really unfortunate that the NRA and the Second Amendment community just can’t get along with each other,” Marshall, a former state legislative aide in Hartford, said in response to Cucinella’s point.
“John Cucinella and I got along swimmingly during a debate for gun control,” Marshall added.
A story about Marshall’s support for the Second Amendment went viral earlier this month, which in turn boosted her campaign for governor.
“We believe as a state, this has to be done,” she told Courant reporters after the event. “Our state has to come up with the will of the people that this law would not be going into effect because of the Second Amendment.”
Marshall’s position on the Second Amendment has been well-publicized in the months since her campaign launched. A story in the New