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Connecticut Seeks to Limit Gun Access for People on Watch Lists

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Thursday, 10 Dec 2015 01:10 PM

Connecticut is taking steps to block people who are banned from flying on commercial airliners from obtaining firearms permits, the state's Democratic governor, Dannel Malloy said on Thursday.

"If you cannot fly due to being on a watch list, you shouldn't be able to purchase a firearm," Malloy said. "Since Congress so far as failed to act, we well."

Malloy's move comes a week after a married couple inspired by Islamic State militants shot dead 14 people in California in the deadliest mass shooting the United States has seen since a gunman killed 26 people including 20 young children at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, in December 2012.

In an Oval Office address on Sunday, President Barack Obama called on Congress to act to ensure that people who are on the federal government's no-fly list cannot buy firearms.

Such a measure would not have stopped the California attack as the shooters were not on any government terrorism watch list.

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Connecticut is taking steps to block people who are banned from flying on commercial airliners from obtaining firearms permits, the state's Democratic governor, Dannel Malloy said on Thursday. If you cannot fly due to being on a watch list, you shouldn't be able to...
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