Sandy Hook Commission Releases Final Report, but Gov. Balks at Gun Control

AP Photo/Jessica Hill
AP Photo/Jessica Hill

On March 6, the Sandy Hook Commission issued its final report, calling for more gun control to be implemented in response to Adam Lanza’s December 14, 2012 attack. But on the same day, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy (D) said there is really no “appetite for even talking about guns” at this point in time.

In their final report, the commission called for gun controls including, but not limited to, “registration, including a certificate of registration for every firearm,” “mandatory background checks on the sale or transfer of any firearm,” including “private and gun show sales,” ban on the “sale, possession, or use of any magazine” that holds more than 10 rounds, prohibit the sale and purchase of ammunition over the Internet, regulate the amount of ammunition an individual can buy at one time, and require that “any shell casing for ammunition sold or possessed in Connecticut have a serial number laser etched on it for tracing purposes.”

But the AP reports that Malloy dismissed any new pursuit of gun control. Malloy said, “There is just not a big appetite for even talking about guns at this point in Connecticut.”

Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson, who is also commission chairman, said, “The commission understands that, absent federal action,” gun control can only go so far.

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