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Malloy: Banning Some Weapons Won't Hurt Connecticut Gun Makers

The governor says state weapon manufacturers sell most of their products out of state anyway.

 

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is defending his gun control proposals against accusations they could threaten state gun makers and the jobs the manufacturers provide.

Malloy this week said Connecticut lawmakers could pass legislation saying banned guns could be made here but only sold out of state, according to a post on the blog Capital Watch. 

”If that required legislative approval, we would garner that approval,” the governor told reporters at the state Capitol on Wednesday.

While legislators in the General Assembly continue their talks on gun control in the wake of the Dec. 14 Newtown shootings, Malloy, impatient with what he said was slow action by the lawmakers, unveiled his own gun violence legislation in February.

Included in the plan is a proposal to limit the size of gun magazines that can be sold in Connecticut and a ban on certain assault-style weapons, such as the  AR-15, a military-style gun similar to the one Adam Lanza used to kill 26 people at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

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