During a March 13 town hall meeting at John Barry Elementary School in Meriden, Connecticut, Governor Dannel P. Malloy (D) told a gun owner that gun control proponents won and “you lost.”
Malloy made this statement in response to questions about the constitutionality of the gun laws he signed into law in 2013.
Malloy said: “We have courts in this country. We have a legislative branch, we have an executive branch, and we have courts. Courts are where the constitutionality of things are decided.”
He looked at the gun owner and added: “You’ve thrown that term, [constitutionality], around a little bit, [but the laws] have gone to the court and guess what? You lost.”
Malloy added: “So what the legislature did has been ruled to be appropriate.”
He did not explain why a court tasked with judging constitutionality judged “appropriateness” instead.
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