I dispute Gov. Malloy's assertion that the more than 3,000 of us who were in Hartford lobbying our representatives on gun issues were "the fringe of the fringe." On the contrary, he should be proud that democracy is working so effectively in his state. I am a tenured, full-time college professor, currently serving as a department chair in a local university; I have a family that includes two small children, a house, a mortgage, and all the suburban trappings of normalcy.
I simply think I deserve unhampered access to my basic civil rights. I don't see how this should cause anyone to be labeled "the fringe of the fringe."