Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy Defends No-Fly List Gun Ban

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Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy Defends No-Fly List Gun Ban

Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy Defends No-Fly List Gun Ban

Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy Defends No-Fly List Gun Ban

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[Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy Defends No-Fly List Gun Ban]

[Charlie Rose:] Source: LYBIO.net
Monday marks three years since the Newtown school shootings. Connecticut’s governor this morning vows to do what the United States Senate would not when it comes to gun control.

Dannel Malloy announced Thursday he will sign an executive order. Those appearing on federal watch lists would be banned from buying guns in his state. Governor Malloy is with us now from Hartford for an interview you will only see on ‘CBS This Morning.’ Good morning, governor.

[(Governor Of Connecticut) Dannel Patrick “Dan” Malloy (July 21, 1955):]
Good morning.

[Charlie Rose:]
Tell us why you decided to do this?

[Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy:]
Well, I – I — it — there’s a whole bunch of reasons, not the least of which is to make us safer. Several days before the attack in California, I read this report about how many times people on the terrorism watch list have been allowed to legally buy guns in America that was actually 2,043 times. It doesn’t make any sense. It doesn’t make people safer, it makes it – I think a much more dangerous situation. Uh… it’s come to our attention and it’s time to do something about it. And yeah, there was an attempt to do something about it and the NRA beat that back and it’s time for, you know, right-thinking people to stand up and say if somebody has done something that has them on the terrorism watch list, then perhaps we should, you know, temporarily delay them from buying a gun or permanently ban them from buying a gun in a state like Connecticut. That -that’s what we want to do.

[Charlie Rose:]
People make a couple of points. one is the people who committed the acts in San Bernardino did not appear on any no-fly list, number one. #2) They ask what list will you use. And number three, they ask suppose this is true in Connecticut, will they not simply go to another state. What’s really necessary is federal legislation.

[Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy:]
Of course federal legislation is necessary. There should be no gun sales that are not subject to a background check. Overwhelmingly, Americans agree with that. Overwhelmingly, members of the NRA agree there should be background checks. Of course that’s part of this debate and I’m more than happy to move it further along. When the NRA can stop the congress of the United States from passing common-sense legislation, we’re in trouble as a democracy. Overwhelmingly people want to see some sort level of background checks on a universal basis. Someone should not be able to buy a gun over the internet without a background check. Someone should not be able to go into a gun show and buy a gun without a background check. It doesn’t make any sense. Let’s make America safer. You know — you just led with a statistic about 79% of Americans are fearful that there will be a terrorist attack. But 30,000 people in America will die from gun violence and some of that will be in with guns that would not be in the hands they’re in if they had universal background checks.

[Gayle King:] Source: LYBIO.net
In your statement you said the public shouldn’t be fooled into thinking we’re powerless. If congress is not going to act, I will and I encourage other states to do the same. So if other states reached out and said, governor, we’re with you or have you reached out to other states?

[Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy:]
Other states have reached out to our office. We’re sharing our information. We are discussing this with federal authorities. I think we’re going to have an agreement to make these lists available for background checks only. When we do a background check in Connecticut, we should be able to deny someone the ability to purchase a gun, subject to an appeal, obviously, if they’re on that list. It’s just common sense. What American doesn’t think that that’s the right thing to do?

[Gayle King:]
What about the concern that some people say the list is flawed?

[Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy:]
Well, you know, the argument there is things aren’t perfect, therefore, we should do nothing. what I’m – I want to be very clear. We deny people the right to buy a gun in Connecticut. It’s subject to appeal. Many of those appeals are granted because there was a mistake in the paperwork or – or some other thing had happened. I’m not saying that we unilaterally and permanently prevent someone from being able to purchase a gun, but we should be able to stop it if they’re on that list. If we’re not going to let them on a plane, why are we going to sell them a gun?

[Charlie Rose:]
Governor, what list are you talking about? What is the specific list that you will be using in Connecticut from the federal government?

[Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy:]
Well, there is – there is a terrorism watch list and i think that that’s, a, number one. There was a study that showed that people on that list were able to purchase guns 2,043 times in a ten-year period in the United States. Let me just remind you that 400,000 people have died by gun violence in America since 9/11. 3,800 Americans have died worldwide as a result of terrorism. What I’m saying is let’s make sure that we make our country, our state as safe as possible. When you know there’s a threat, when you know there’s a threat, we should be able to take action. This is a much better discussion –

[Gayle King:]
Will federal officials –

[Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy:]
I’m sorry.

[Gayle King:]
I was just going to ask will federal officials actually give you access to these lists? Have they said they’ll do that?

[Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy:]
We’re having discussions and I believe that – I’m hopeful that it will lead to allowing us to use these lists. That’s why I said I will sign an executive order as soon as that agreement is reached. We are in discussion. There’s a lot of support in Washington for doing this. There’s an understanding that this makes citizenry safer. And I think ultimately what we’re also trying to do is let’s have this as a national discussion out in the open so that people really understand that there are senators and congressmen who would deny this protection to people, the very same congressmen and senators who don’t want to let – let refugees who go through up to 24-month screening process into our country or candidates who don’t want to let people of certain faiths come into our country. Let’s have a sane debate about things we can do right now to make ourselves safer.

[Charlie Rose:]
Thank you, governor.

[Gayle King:]
Thank you very much, Governor Malloy.

[Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy:] Source: L Y B I O . N E T
Thank you.

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