To be clear, Mr. Lawlor is the Undersecretary for Criminal Justice Policy and Planning at the Office of Policy and Management for the State of Connecticut. The Agency concerns itself with prisons, mostly. I’m not sure that Reuben F. Bradford, the head of Connecticut’s Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (which includes the State Police and the aforementioned firearms unit) would agree that Mr. Lawlor gets the final say in this matter.Even if Lawlor is the man staying the hand of the State Police when it comes to enforcing the Act and confiscating now-illegal “assault weapons” and “high capacity magazines,” who’s to say he won’t get steamrollered by the Governor or the legislature or God knows who when the political climate changes? Say, after the next spree killing. Or a protest over a confiscation gone wrong.
Look, Lawlor has been, and remains, the power behind this. He and the Guv have, up until now, been locked at the hip. He IS the Governor's spokesman on this PRECISELY because of these facts. Do you really think he would be giving interviews sounding off on this if he weren't? Picturing Lawlor as a man "staying the hand" of the CT state police in this is ludicrous on its face and simply shows a. that Farago's sources within CT aren't all they should be; and b. he doesn't read Sipsey Street Irregulars. I forgive him the latter, but writing without knowing your subject and drawing conclusions from inadequate information is inexcusable.