Lamont supports gun range, just not in Griswold

Lamont supports gun range, just not in Griswold

Hide caption GRISWOLD – Ned Lamont, who’s running to succeed his fellow Democrat, Dannel P. Malloy, as governor, forcefully came out Tuesday against the administration’s plan to build a state police training facility in Griswold. Lamont, along with former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz, who’s running for lieutenant governor, visited the Griswold home of Anthony Cardin, just a few miles from the proposed gun range site on Lee Road bordering the Pachaug State Forest. Lamont spoke on the Cardins’ front lawn in front of a dozen or so gun range opponents who live in Griswold and Voluntown and members of the media. “This is the wrong place to have a shooting range,” Lamont said. “I think that’s the worst place to be.” Lamont said he fully supports giving state police a facility to train that will be an improvement on the existing one in Simsbury, but the state should first look at the “thousands of acres” the state already owns. “The first thing I mean to do as governor is give this thing a second look,” Lamont said. “I’m going to stand up loud and clear.” Lamont said he didn’t focus on the fact he’s opposing a governor of his own party when he made his decision. “I’m focused on doing the right thing,” he said. Lamont and Bysiewicz came at the invitation of Pamela Patalano, founder of grassroots group Save Pachaug Forest, and Bob Statchen, the Democratic nominee in the 18th Senate District. The district includes both […]

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