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Governor of CT Signs on to DNSIB

Monday, June 2, 2014
New Haven Register

Connecticut leaders seek changes from gun makers

MILFORD >> Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, New Haven Mayor Toni Harp, Bridgeport’s police chief and other leaders gathered at St. Gabriel’s School Monday to pledge their support of the national “Don’t Stand Idly By” anti-gun violence campaign that calls upon change to begin with gun manufacturers.

Malloy, who received huge applause from the crowd, announced he is joining a bipartisan list of leaders who have signed on to a Request for Information to the gun industry about basic information regarding distribution practices so that guns don’t get into the wrong hands, and about technologies to improve gun safety.

Malloy said he’d like to see all guns come with gun locks and also “smart guns” that recognize their owner, but working with manufacturers in this way is a movement in its infancy.

According to information distributed by CONECT via the “Do not Stand Idly By” campaign, taxpayers and the public sector have significant power in the firearms marketplace because only 40 percent of firearms are purchased by the military and law enforcement, including police.