Sen. Somers Applauds Governor’s Stance on Griswold Gun Range

January 25, 2019

Sen. Somers Applauds Governor’s Stance on Griswold Gun Range

 Governor says range in Griswold “not going to happen.” 

Sen. Heather Somers today applauded Gov. Ned Lamont for stating during a State Capitol press conference today that a state firing range “is not going to happen” in Griswold. 



“I’m thrilled to hear the governor say this, and I know that many, many Griswold residents are jumping for joy to hear it,” said Sen. Somers, who represents Griswold.  “The governor said, ‘We’re not going to put it in Griswold’.  For that, I commend Gov. Lamont for listening to the people of Griswold.  I am so happy for the volunteers who are a part of the ‘Keep Griswold Quiet’ group.  They have been heard.  Their hard work has paid off.  Griswold will be kept quiet, after all.”


Sen. Somers has been a vocal opponent of the State of Connecticut’s attempts to put a 55,000-square-foot police firearms training facility in Griswold.  She has proposed a variety of bills to make it more difficult for the range to be situated in the town.  She has cited prohibitive factors such as the price tag for taxpayers, which could be more than $25 million.  She has also noted a host of environmental, quality of life and financial concerns, and that many Griswold residents are adamantly opposed to the gun range being built in their town.


*Senator Heather Somers (R-18) represents Griswold, Groton, North Stonington, Plainfield, Preston, Sterling, Stonington and Voluntown. For more information, visit