By: Mark Pazniokas, The Connecticut Mirror, December 10, 2015
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy jumped into a roiling national debate over gun control, civil liberties and terrorism Thursday by revealing he has asked the White House for access to the U.S. government’s “no-fly” list and other terrorism watch lists to screen firearms purchases in Connecticut.
“I intend to sign a first-in-the-nation executive order, one that will result in banning the sale of guns to those on government watch lists,” Malloy said in an early afternoon press conference.
The White House was publicly non-committal on whether it would share what has been a closely guarded and much criticized screening tool. Malloy said his request for access to the federal data was well-received, but was “going through channels.”,,,
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