Governor Malloy wants tighter gun laws

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February 26, 2013

Connecticut

By Justin Haas

HARTFORD, Connecticut: Governor Dan Malloy offered a proposal to the Connecticut State Legislature outlining his ideas for stricter gun laws.[1]

Although the governor admitted that he has no role in drafting legislation, he said "They have a job to do. I've got a pulpit. I've done the work. I'm speaking to the issue. The lieutenant governor and I have worked on this pretty heavily for a while and this was the time to speak to it."[1]

The proposal included an expansion of background checks for gun sales, a ban on large-capacity ammunition magazines, improvement of existing laws, safer gun storage, and broadening the assault weapons ban currently in place.[1]

Senate Minority Leader John McKinney (R) said the following, "I'm very proud of the Democrats and Republicans working on the task force. We'll have a very broad, comprehensive package that we'll present to the governor by mid-March."[1]

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