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.”