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Foley, Christie Face Protestors in Stamford

Council Against Gun Violence protests outside campaign stop

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Stamford, CT | Added on September 24, 2014 At 01:02 PM

When New Jersey Governor Chris Christie came to Stamford on Tuesday, he was met once again by the Greenwich Council Against Gun Violence protesting his support of Tom Foley's campaign for Governor of Connecticut. 

"Chris Christie is helping Tom Foley, and Christie has some national presence. More importantly, last spring he vetoed a measure to reduce the number of bullets in magazines from 15 to 10," said Jonathan Perloe, a volunteer with the Greenwich Council Against Gun Violence. 

"We are here to demonstrate against that. We want Connecticut voters to be aware of what he said and why he's here," said Po Murray, the Chairman of the Newtown Action Alliance. 

Foley is endorsed by the Connecticut Citizens Defense League, a group that is opposed to the current gun laws in the state. 

"Their goal is to overturn them. Right now, they are trying to do that in the courts. They are also trying to do that through the legislative process with candidates like Foley," said Perloe. 

The law being referred to is SB 1160, a law Governor Dannel Malloy passed that requires a background check before any gun sale. The CCDL had a fundraiser in July to raise money for their litigation to turn over SB 1160. 

"Foley contributed $1,000 to attend that fundraiser, so at least it seems clear to us, that he wants the law overturned," said Perloe. 

Foley has previously stated that he would not initiate a repeal of those laws, but has said that SB 1160 was an overreaction to the Sandy Hook tragedy.

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