Shaban talks gun control, campaigning in unusual year

This week, State Rep. John Shaban, who is running for U.S. Congress in Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District joins hosts Kate Czaplinski and Josh Fisher to talk campaigning in an unusual election year and his response to national gun control debate. Watch the show below:

Shaban, who is challenging Congressman Jim Himes, gives his take on the Congressman’s response to the Orlando shooting, which included a call for action on new gun control measures and refusing to partake in a moment of silence.

Shaban recently wrote an Op-Ed saying, in part: Himes’ histrionics are not only inappropriate, his current refusal to pause for a moment of silence stands in stark contrast to his eight years of silence on the broader issue.  Indeed, the primary source of gun violence in our state and in our nation’s cities is the illegal shipment of firearms (mostly handguns) across state lines.  This is, first and foremost, a federal job and always has been.  Yet our federal representatives have done little to address the problem, save perhaps for pithy policy statements and the occasional photo op.”

Shaban also discusses what it’s like to campaign in an unusual election year — when Donald Trump’s popularity has rocked the Republican establishment.

Later in the show, we are Talking Transportation with Jim Cameron — discussing Metro North quiet cars.

We also discuss a few unusual news stories of the week including a local house where human remains were found going on sale and an alligator scare in Connecticut.

Finally, Cartoonist Doug Smith gives his take on the week’s news.

CT Pulse is hosted by Kate Czaplinski and Josh Fisher, both former Connecticut newspaper editors. Josh is HAN’s executive producer and Kate is news director. Watch it live, Wednesday’s at 12:30.

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