The day after Malloy released a five-part plan to reduce gun violence in the state, Senate President Don Williams released a statement voicing support for the governor\’s proposals.
\”The ideas are not new,\” said Williams. \”Our bipartisan task force heard these and other good suggestions from police chiefs and mayors at our public hearings.\”
Malloy released his proposals after expressing concerns about the effectiveness of the bipartisan task force.
\”As I have said before, we must vote on a strong and comprehensive bill – a bill that will send a powerful message from Connecticut to the rest of America,\” said Williams. \”While I hope we have bipartisan support for such a bill, that outcome has never been mandatory or guaranteed. What is most important is that legislators take the action necessary to keep weapons of war out of the hands of those who would harm our children.\”