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Malloy joins Rilling, others in demanding info from gun manufacturers

HARTFORD, Conn. – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy added his name Monday to a list of public and religious leaders, including Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling, demanding information on what gun manufacturers are doing to keep guns out of the hands of criminals.

The request for information asks what policies gun makers have in place regarding selling weapons to retailers who who have sold guns used to commit crimes and whether they are willing to buy back unsold weapons. The group is also seeking information on what manufacturers are doing to develop “smart gun technology,” or weapons that won’t fire unless in the hands of their owners.

Malloy will join several religious organizations and municipal leaders including Rilling, Newtown First Selectman Patricia Llodra, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch,  and Fairfield First Selectman Mike Tetreau.

Public entities like police departments make up a large share of firearm purchases. The hope is to use the market pressure to promote responsible practices within the gun industry, according to a press release from Malloy’s office.

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One response to “Malloy joins Rilling, others in demanding info from gun manufacturers”

  1. One and Done.

    Not satisfied with running every single gun maker out of the state, it seems Malloy is going to work on the stores now. Meanwhile local judges have been consistently reducing bail and charges on illegal gun arrests even after Newtown. But that’s not a problem for the Governor I suppose.
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    One and Done.

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