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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 said 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.

Harry December 19, 2012 at 03:48 PM
That's great and all but, Malloy also wants to dump a nursing home full of 95 ex cons, sick, mentally disabled crazies into the highest populated area in Rocky Hill CT. Stricter gun laws, I get that, but dumping sex offenders, criminals with dementia into a residential neighborhood on the back of the Newtown tragedy is INSANE. The Gov has done a good job so far regarding the tragedy, but if he goes through with this plan in Rocky Hill, God save us all, nothing good can come with this facility. Trying to get funding from the Federal Gov by placing these folks near kids - I want to scream in the Gov's face " ARE YOU KIDDING ME "

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