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Proposal Would Take Guns From Residents With DUI Convictions

The change is one of many outlined by Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.


If you've been convicted of a DWI or DUI in the past five years, then Gov. Dannel P. Malloy doesn't think you should own a firearm.

Under Malloy's recently released gun law proposals, one provision would prohibit anyone convicted of either offense from purchasing a firearm. The law would also be applied retroactively, meaning residents convicted of DWI or DUI in the past five years would no longer be permitted to own a firearm, according to an article by CT News Junkie.

The governor's proposal is keeping in line with the state's current gun law, which makes it illegal for convicted felons to possess a firearm, Michael Lawlor, Malloy's criminal justice advisor, tells CT News Junkie. It would not impact law-abiding gun owners, Lawlor said.

Lawmakers are already finding themselves on both sides of this one. The CT News Junkie article quotes two legislators — a Democrat and a Republican — who, respectively, are for and against it.

Malloy's proposal comes as the gun violence subcommittee of the state's Bi-Partisan Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention and School Security prepares to release its recommendations for legislative and policy change. The Task Force was formed in the wake of that claimed the life of 20 first graders and six educators.

Meanwhile, gun law proposals are being debated at the federal level, too. President Barack Obama, who visited Newtown just days after the school shooting, has called on Congress to re-enact and strengthen an assault rifle ban, among other measures — sparking a national debate on the Second Amendment.

Do you agree with Malloy's proposal?

sebastian dangerfield March 01, 2013 at 09:32 PM
Yeah sven Typo--you can see in another post on same thread I said 0.06. Nice catch. I applaud your effort. But -yeah I was wrong. Im thinking you understand the difference between obama saying there are 57 states and my .6 vs .06 than to a woman who is trying to employ scare tactics. But maybe you cant? maybe everything is literal to you? Is that the case, sven?
sebastian dangerfield March 01, 2013 at 10:36 PM
actually--i now watched the maxine waters tape with the 170 million jobs. I think she misspoke. She is used to using the word millions, when it applies to spending, and she jut misspoke. That being said, do yourself a favor-watch the video and see if it doesnt remind you of Miss South Carolina talking about why people cant find United States on a map. Maxine waters most likely misspoke-but oh my god--this woman is not very smart. Jeez
COSMO P March 02, 2013 at 02:31 AM
If our citizens vote to elect someone who is a "socialist" or even a "communist" is your little mind, so be it. That elected official is just a s legitimate as anyone else, thats the way it works boy! Ok SKIPPY what else do you do when you come out of the little clown car.??
Eileen March 02, 2013 at 01:47 PM
@ Siwanoy Really, how? Call 911? A baseball bat? Kitchen knife? What?
Eileen March 02, 2013 at 01:51 PM
@ R Regan "rich, white, male, land owners" This isn't the deep south in the 1800's. And really, the race card????

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