Gov. Dannel Malloy said Thursday that the details released in the search warrants related to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting "speak for themselves."
"We knew that a disturbed individual entered a school and fired 154 rounds in less than 5 minutes, killing 20 innocent children and 6 dedicated educators," Malloy said in a statement. "We knew that he had ready access to weapons that he should not have had access to. We knew that these weapons were legally purchased under our current laws. We knew he used 30 round magazines to do it, and that they allowed him to do maximum damage in a very short period of time. And now we know that he left the lower capacity magazines at home."
Gov. Malloy has said he supports legislation that would limit magazines to carry no more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
"This is exactly why we need to ban high capacity magazines and why we need to tighten our assault weapons ban," Malloy said. "I don't know what more we can need to know before we take decisive action to prevent gun violence. The time to act is now."