Governor Dannel Malloy stopped in Stamford Tuesday to brief mayor Michael Pavia and city officials on his gun violence prevention program. He says he wanted to thank the mayor for his support on stricter gun laws. The governor says Stamford is the first of several stops he will be making around the state for the cause.
Governor Malloy says every gun should be permitted, and stricter bans on assault weapons should be in place, along with background checks on all gun buyers. He says Connecticut shouldn't wait for a national reform before taking action.
Governor Malloy says he believes his plan will pass with support from both democrats and republicans.