Response to Gov. Christie Visit
A crowd of about 200 people came to Greenwich on the evening of July 21 in response to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s visit to appear at a fundraiser for endorsed GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley.
The crowd lined the route peacefully, holding numerous varieties of signage, and chanting from time to time “Not One More,” or “I Vote Gun Safety,” or “What Do We Want? Gun Sense! When Do We Want It? Now!”
The event was organized by Connecticut Voters For Gun Safety, a political action committee working to help candidates who support strong gun laws.
The purpose of the event was to demonstrate the facts that: Connecticut was disappointed in Governor Christie’s veto of a New Jersey bill passed by their legislature that would have limited firearm magazine capacity to no more than ten rounds; that Governor Christie was inhospitable to Sandy Hook parents who had asked to meet with him before he vetoed the bill; and that the alliance of Tom Foley with Governor Christie, as well as public remarks made by Foley, are troublesome to supporters of gun violence prevention.
Here are some links to press coverage of the event.
Outside Connecticut Fund-Raiser, a Protest Over Christie’s Veto of Gun Control Bill by Michael Barbaro of The New York Times
Gun Control Advocates Protest Gov. Chris Christie’s Connecticut Visit by Mary O’Leary of New Haven Register