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April 23, 2013
Anti-gun legislators 'a bunch of cowards'
One of Bristol's representatives on the state Democratic Committee, Joella Bouchard Mudry, this week called lawmakers who voted against the gun bill "a bunch of cowards" and declared she would not work for their reelection.
One of those legislators was state Rep. Frank Nicastro, a Bristol Democrat.
Nicastro opposed the measure, he said, because it was "a feel-good" bill that would do nothing to prevent future killings.
Spurred by public outcry over the Dec. 14 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that left 20 students and six educators dead, the legislature approved the gun control measure on a bipartisan basis with most Democrats favoring it.
Gov. Dannel Malloy signed it into law the same day it passed the General Assembly.
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