Connecticut\’s strict new gun law hasn\’t even passed yet, but leaders are already talking about potential legal challenges.
The state would have arguably the nation\’s strictest gun laws if the bill is passed Wednesday by the House of Representatives and Senate, said Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
Although New York\’s recent law has already been challenged following its quick passage in Albany, Malloy says Connecticut\’s law should stand up in court.
\”I don\’t think it will be successfully challenged,\’\’ Malloy told reporters Tuesday at the state Capitol.
But Bob Crook, one of the state\’s most outspoken proponents of gun rights, said he hopes that Connecticut will lose in court.
\”It will be challenged,\’\’ Crook said outside Malloy\’s office Tuesday.
On the other side of the debate, gun-control advocate Ron Pinciaro said there have been 300 legal challenges since the U.S. Supreme Court\’s landmark ruling in 2008 the Heller vs. District of Columbia case that said that Americans have a Constitutional right to bear arms.
\”I can\’t see anything that could be challenged here,\’\’ Pinciaro said.