An Early Test on Guns for State Government.
“This is what success feels like,” crowed Governor Dannel P. Malloy last summer when announcing that Bass Pro Shops store would be coming to Bridgeport in time for Christmas 2013. The state, which yesterday told hospitals they will receive a cut in funding, is providing assistance to the prosperous retailer’s Connecticut development. Bass Pro Shops sells a lot of guns. Take a look at its website. The same leaders who will declare that we must have fewer guns in our state are going into business with one of the nation’s largest purveyors of those weapons. This undermines their credibility in their efforts to shape policy and persuade the public of their sincerity and wisdom.