Newtown: Pro-Gun Donald Trump Gets More Votes than Anti-Gun Hillary Clinton

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During Connecticut’s April 26 primaries, pro-gun Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump received more votes in Newtown than anti-gun Hillary Clinton.

Newtown, where Sandy Hook Elementary School is located, became the epicenter of the gun control movement following Adam Lanza’s heinous December 2012 attack on the school.

According to the Newtown Patch, pro-gun Trump received “1,564 votes” from Newtown voters, while anti-gun Clinton received “1,362 votes.”

Statewide, Trump beat his fellow Republican contenders handily by winning “58.27 percent” of the Republican primary votes. Clinton beat Bernie Sanders in a closer race by winning just more than 51 percent of the Democratic primary votes. Sanders garnered “47.15 percent” of the primary votes.

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at


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