Connecticut to ban gun sales by those on no-fly list

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, AP file photo

HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is proposing to use an executive order to ban gun sales to those on federal no-fly watch lists.

Malloy said Thursday Connecticut would be the first state to do so. He said Connecticut is working to get access to federal lists.

He said banning gun sales to those who are not allowed to fly is “basic common sense.” Malloy said those who are barred from gun sales may appeal.

Gun rights advocates oppose the no-fly list proposal because they say it violates the rights of people who have not been convicted of a crime.

Malloy said he is responding to the fatal terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California. He criticized the Republican-led Congress for failing to act.

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