HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he wants to immediately ban high-capacity ammunition magazines, require background checks for the transfer of any firearm and expand the state's assault weapons ban.
The Democrat released a package of what he calls "common sense gun safety reforms" on Thursday, a day after he questioned whether a legislative task force that's reviewing guns and other issues following the Newtown school shooting can reach a bipartisan deal on law changes.
Malloy was expected to discuss his plan at a gun violence conference in Danbury. Vice President Joe Biden was scheduled to speak at the event.
Malloy's proposal includes law changes, executive actions, and recommendations to the own commission that's still reviewing the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that claimed 26 lives.
Read the Governor's gun safety proposal in its entirety
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Hosed-by-the-system | February 21 2013 12:40pm
As a gun owner and after reading what the govenor came up with, i dont have a problem with it.....
Alex | February 21 2013 12:36pm
Good...as a long time gun owner and NRA member, there is no need for these magazines to be available. I also believe in background checks for the sales of ANY weapon. If you did nothing wrong you have nothing to be afraid of in a background check
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