HARTFORD, Conn. – Despite caution offered by the legal community, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a former prosecutor, stood his ground Friday in defending his position on the issuance of gun permits to individuals on federal terrorism watch lists.
Following a state Bond Commission meeting, Malloy said people can argue about the process.
“I believe it is the right discussion to have with respect to gun safety, but it’s only the beginning of that discussion,” Malloy said.
He said he’s focused on improving the safety of all Americans, but that’s hard to do when Congress fails to act on a similar proposal. Last week the U.S. Senate failed to pass legislation that would have banned individuals on watch lists from purchasing firearms.
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