Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced today that he will sign an Executive Order that will deny firearm permits to those on government watch lists. Those with existing permits who are found to be on those watch lists would have their permits revoked.

What is referred to as the Terror Watch list actually comprises a number of different lists including the “no-fly” list, terrorism watch list, and others. The Governor is working with federal agencies to compile the appropriate and relevant list.

Governor Malloy is taking this bold and necessary action because he believes the safety of the people in Connecticut comes first. Please join us in showing our approval by calling 860-566-4840 right now and thanking the Governor for taking this courageous action. We hope that our Governor’s action will set an example for other states with smart gun laws to do the same.

The Governor said today, “Like all Americans, I have been horrified by the recent terrorist attacks in San Bernardino and Paris. They have been and should be a wake-up call to our nation. I am taking this commonsense step with this executive order simply because it’s the right thing to do. It’s the smart thing to do. If you can’t get on an airplane without a background check, you shouldn’t be able to buy a deadly weapon. Why anyone would stand idly by and knowingly allow those on government watch lists to purchase guns is truly unbelievable.”

A complaint has been filed with the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission regarding likely illegal campaign spending by the NRA’s PAC in Connecticut. The complaint was filed by 5 gun violence prevention advocates including three Newtown residents – Sarah Clements, Po Murray, and Carlos Soto – who were directly impacted by the Sandy Hook shooting. Specifically, their complaint reveals that the NRA’s federal PAC likely funneled improper campaign contributions to state politicians, and appears to have secretly given their state affiliate as much as $20,000, in violation of Connecticut state law.

READ: The news release and official complaint

To keep and bear arms Article

WITH one of the highest murder rates among OECD countries—second only to Mexico—America retains its reputation as a disproportionately dangerous country. The number of violent assaults in America is comparable to those of other western countries, yet murders are much more common. The prevalence of guns goes a long way toward explaining America’s terrible record—they are used in two-thirds of all murders. Americans are five times as likely to be murdered as Brits but over 40 times as likely to be murdered with a gun.

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