CONNECTICUT GOVERNOR: State Gun Control Laws Don’t Go Far Enough…(Brace For Impact!!)
Dec. 16, 2012
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy on Sunday urged more steps on the federal level for stricter gun control laws in the aftermath of the attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Friday.
Malloy called for more federal action on banning assault weapons, saying they were necessary despite the state’s tough laws against obtaining an assault weapon. State laws, he said, don’t go far enough and allow for loopholes.
“Connecticut has a pretty aggressive law — probably of the 50 states I think we’re ranked 4th most aggressive in trying to limit access to these kinds of weapons,” Malloy said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“But what happens in the absence of a Brady bill, in the absence of federal legislation, people use descriptive terms to try to get around the limitations that are built into our statutes here in Connecticut, or might otherwise not happen if we had federal legislation on this issue. These are assault weapons. You don’t hunt deer with these things.”