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Governor: Connecticut to Ban People on No-Fly List from Buying Guns

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy [1]

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy

By Steve Neavling

Connecticut is about to become the first state to ban people on the federal no-fly list from buying guns, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced today.

The New York Times reports [2] that Mally plans to sign an executive order that would prevent people on federal terrorism watch lists from buying firearms.

“Like all Americans, I have been horrified by the recent terrorist attacks in San Bernardino and Paris,” Malloy said. “This should be a wake-up call to all of us. This is a moment to seize in America — and today I’m here to say that we in Connecticut are seizing it.”

Connecticut stiffened its gun laws after 20 children and six adults were killed in the 2013 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton.

President Obama said on Sunday that he supports a similar ban on the federal level.

“What could possibly be the argument for allowing a terrorist suspect to buy a semiautomatic weapon?” Obama said. “This is a matter of national security.”