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Malloy Wants Federal Action on Gun Controls in Wake of Newtown Shootings

Speaking at a press conference Monday the governor also said he had to break the news Friday to some grieving Newtown parents that their children were dead.

 

As families of some of the 26 people killed in the Newtown shooting rampage begin burying their loved ones, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said the federal government needs to get serious about enacting stricter gun laws.

Speaking at a press conference in Hartford on Monday, Malloy also said that while he was in the Sandy Hook Firehouse last week with some of the parents of the 20 children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School he realized that some of them had waited hours for word of their loved ones and did not know that their children were gone. He took on the grim task of ending their uncertainty, he said.

“I made the decision that … to have that go on any longer was wrong,” Malloy said, as he fought back tears.

He also told reporters that he wants federal lawmakers to get serious on gun-control legislation.

“Do I think Washington D.C. needs to get its act together and enact stricter gun control laws at the federal level? You bet I do.”

Malloy has called for a moment of silence this Friday and for churches to toll their bells 26 times in honor of the shooting victims.

M. C. December 19, 2012 at 01:33 PM
1) an immediate ban on all assault rifles, and to be made illegal to own own. If you own one now, you should be ordered to turn it in to your local police station or you will be considered in violation of the law. 2) No more than 10 bullets per magazine on legal guns 3) Gun shows to be for SHOWING ONLY. All purchases made at gun stores from here on in. 4) Every adult in the home to go through an extensive background check if a gun is going to be purchased in that home 5) An armed, trained, and uniformed officer in every school across the country.

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