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Connecticut Governor Set to Sign 'Sweeping Gun Control' Legislation Into Law

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Mourners enter the funeral for 6-year-old Jack Pinto who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elmentary mass shooting. (Ilya Marritz)

Nearly four months after the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. killed 27 people, Governor Dannel P. Malloy said Tuesday he’s set to sign into law what some are calling the most sweeping gun control legislation in the country.

The bill would expand the assault weapons ban, establish universal background checks and ban the sale of new high-capacity magazines. Those who already own the magazines would be required to register them with the state.

The bill is expected to pass when the state senate and state representatives vote Wednesday.

Governor Malloy said law abiding gun owners should not worry about the state confiscating their guns.

“If you are a felon and have used violence in the past or have an active restraint order against you, yeah, you're going to have to give up your gun,” the governor said.

Malloy spoke Tuesday to WNYC’s Amy Eddings.

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Comments [5]

Shaniqua

Ok

May. 29 2013 03:55 PM
RB from Planet Mars

Don't felons have right to protect themselves too??

Apr. 03 2013 11:55 AM
Stephen Patrick from CT


This bill--may it pass quickly--is grounded in
bedrock and motherwit. We've been too long
coming to this, awash in specious argument
and gunmetal grey. We've loved our assault
rifles, our Sturmgewehrs, beyond all reason,
hording them like misers, awed by their power.
The constitutional arguments are smoke and
mirrors as we count the white crosses, metric
of our doom.

Apr. 03 2013 12:53 AM
Alex from Brooklyn

Are people really so naive as to think that violent, mentally unbalanced people are going to be deterred by legislation like this? Criminals buy their guns illegally on the black market. Restricting the rights of law-abiding citizens has never reduced violent crime and never will.

Apr. 02 2013 07:50 PM
a.w. from tn

hearing gov. malloy's statement about the pending "gun control" made me concerned that the gov. used a damned lie to justify his support for the bill. he also seams to forget that he also has a sworn duty to uphold and defend the constitution,not ignore it when he can make political hay.from what i heard from him the "laws are totally un-constitutional" aside from being based on false information and fear.as far as i can tell he and all of the politicians who voted for this example of mass hysteria should be removed from office post haste.we are not being fooled by these fools and we are firm in stand

Apr. 02 2013 07:27 PM

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