HIGBIE: Gun owners are not the Republican block to be taken for granted anymore.

HIGBIE: Gun owners are not the Republican block to be taken for granted anymore.

Submitted by Carl Higbie, District 8 RTM member, Former Navy SEAL, gun owner I want to vote FOR someone, not against someone. Ryan Fazio is taking gun owners’ votes for granted. Like they are in most areas of the country. He is not willing to even to say he supports the Second amendment on his website. In Connecticut gun owners make up over 25% of total voters, almost exclusively Republicans. We cast close to half of Republican votes…and growing. The percentage of gun permits are up double digits in Connecticut, 2-1 for women too. We are also some of the most politically active people in politics. We are the folks, not exclusively, but the majority, who put signs in our yards, stickers on our cars, make donations and go door to door. You want to know why we have Democrat control in Connecticut? Because Republicans are not excited to vote. We lose elections because our candidates don’t actually believe in the principles of our party’s platform. We lose elections BECAUSE we moderate. Sure, we pick up a half dozen folks in the middle… but we lose our base. I’m the base. I’m the guy who drives a truck with a flag in the tow hitch with a “not a liberal” sticker on the rear window. I donate to almost every campaign I can. There are THOUSANDS of others that agree with me in this district. You know how many votes Fazio lost by last time? Hundreds. Plug that into […]

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