Governor Dannel P. Malloy has issued a statement today regarding the exclusion of the assault weapons ban in the gun control legislation that is pending before the U.S. Senate.
“While I'm disappointed by this news, and I continue to believe that an assault weapons ban on the federal level is the best course of action to improve public safety, this does nothing to deter our efforts to pass comprehensive gun violence prevention in Connecticut," Malloy said in a written statement.
He continued by saying he would still advocate strongly for common sense gun safety reforms and that he would continue to work with the State Legislature to help make Connecticut safer
According to the Associated Press, the gun control legislation that is being brought to the Senate floor next month will not include the assault weapons ban that Democrats hoped to include because many thought the ban would hinder the legislations chances of passing.
The Associated Press reports that the ban was the most controversial firearms restriction that has been pressed for.