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Malloy to Commission: 'I Do Not Support ... Confiscation of Firearms'

The governor responds to a meeting of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission in which members recommend an assault-style weapon ban in Connecticut.

 

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy didn't mince words in his reaction to today's meeting of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission.

While he expressed appreciation for the 16 members and their work to come up with recommendations in response to the Dec. 14, 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook School in Newtown, he drew a hard line on one possible proposal related to guns.

"While I appreciate their hard work, I want to be very clear on one point — I do not support, and will not advocate for, the confiscation of firearms owned by law abiding citizens," Malloy said.

An article by the Connecticut Post reported that the commission today endorsed a recommendation that would ban assault-style weapons, like the one used by Adam Lanza that killed 20 first graders and six educators, yet they did not detail how those types of weapons would be turned in.

The proposed language members are leaning toward would, in fact, make illegal any weapon capable of firing more than 10 rounds of ammunition without reloading, The Post reported.

The commission's draft report is expected to be made public Monday, according to a spokesman from the Governor's Office.

“Today’s deliberations by the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission mirror the conversations taking place in living rooms and towns halls across Connecticut on how best to make Connecticut safer," Malloy said.

"Again, I appreciate the hard work of the commission in reaching these interim recommendations, and look forward to receiving their final report.”

King Kong Bundy March 16, 2013 at 10:49 PM
I think someone confiscated Mark's brain.
Sanchez March 16, 2013 at 11:59 PM
"-Under the simple language preferred by commission members, weapons capable of firing more than 10 bullets without reloading would be illegal." ALL firearms would be illegal with that arbitrary and broad language. Confiscation is not going to happen with civility being a part of the action. Books are next. Heller stated that AR15 style firearms are protected as they "are in common use" in the day.
the man March 17, 2013 at 03:50 AM
That is the key question. What is the rush?? There is a reason for the rush but no one is talking
Donald Borsch Jr. March 17, 2013 at 04:25 AM
the man, Yes, there is a rush! We don't care about your damned Constitution or rights or self-defense or any other such ridiculous mindset. NO! All that matters is that guns are eeevil, there are 26 dead people because of guns, and by golly, guns need to go! /sarcasm off
Fairfield Old Timer March 17, 2013 at 05:56 AM
Why does Malloy's Lap Dog............errrr.......Lt. Govenor always look so angry?

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