When the CT legislature was voting on the Connecticut Gun Control Act late last winter, Mike and I spent the day at the state capitol talking to the legislators and other manufacturers. I was one of only a couple of women actively supporting the constitution. All of the other women were just as vehemently supporting a complete and total ban on personally owned firearms. Because I was a woman, and a woman advocating the right to bear arms, the reporters seemed to pick me out of the crowd. I spoke to all the print reporters and was interviewed by all 4 TV news programs attending. One reporter even followed me around during the day and did a mini-"a day in the life of an activist" piece for his paper. The Connecticut gun registration is not going well for Connecticut's state government with the vast majority of gun owners choosing not to register their firearms or their magazines so the issue is front and center in the news again. In yesterday's Hartford Courant, they devoted an entire page to the issue and they resurrected one of the pictures of me that had appeared earlier in the year. I guess its official. I'm a "gun loving radical female activist" rather than a citizen trying to protect the founding tenets of our nation My main questions is why am I the exception? Why aren't the rest of my gender working to protect the the rights and limitations that will govern the lives of the generations to follow us?