Gov. Malloy is headlining an event in D.C. next week on federal and state initiatives to reduce gun violence. The event, hosted by liberal think tank The Center for American Progress, will also feature Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA), the chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force.
Malloy will discuss his five part proposal to reduce gun violence, which calls for universal background checks, a ban on magazines over 10 rounds, a strengthened assault weapons ban, improved gun storage laws, and stricter enforcement. While Malloy will be in Washington discussing state initiatives, those very initiatives will be playing out here in Connecticut. Having heard hours of public testimony on several gun violence prevention measures last week, state lawmakers are preparing to take up those measures.