Malloy Meets with Biden to Talk Gun Control

'We had a frank discussion about mental health and gun control,' says Connecticut's governor.


Gov. Dannel P. Malloy traveled to the White House Friday to speak with Vice President Joe Biden about gun control on the same day a post-Newtown legislative task force held its first meeting, the Hartford Courant reports.

"We had a frank discussion about mental health and gun control," Malloy told the newspaper about his 75-minute talk with Biden.

The meeting comes two days after President Barack Obama signed a proposal to Congress to strengthen the country's gun laws, including enforcing background checks and renewing a ban on military-grade assault rifles.

Malloy told the Courant that federal legislation on gun control must be thorough, despite potential opposition from groups like the National Rifle Association.

"Reasonableness is met by unreasonableness in these discussion," he told the paper.

H. Ferguson January 22, 2013 at 06:03 PM
Gov. Malloy is out hunting for scapegoats, this time ALL gun owners are taking the rap. Going after all gun owners for this massacre is like going after all people who drink alcohol to take the blame for a notorius crash of a drunk driver. Is it right? No. Is it a mob reaction like a lynching? Yes.
ROBERT "BOB" APPLEBY January 22, 2013 at 07:12 PM
The meeting was probably about Malloy's upcoming White House Cabinet position.
Steven DeVaux January 22, 2013 at 10:53 PM
Bobby, You're right. He see's the train wreck of a state budget ahead going again into the red despite the cuts and tax increases AND a billion and a half dollar black hole coming after that. He know's the planes in flames and it's time to bail out before the passengers and the pending crash. He's looking south to Washington and something with the Department of Commerce.
Mary Davis January 23, 2013 at 01:40 AM
He might face opposition from anyone that has sworn to uphold and defend the Constitution too... oh yeah.... thats every Politician.
Lucia January 23, 2013 at 12:42 PM
The blind leading the blind.
G Jenn January 23, 2013 at 01:10 PM
The blind leading the stupid, you mean. Nothing says Democrat quite like Joe "Plugs" Biden- Gaffe Machine!
JWolf January 23, 2013 at 05:40 PM
What about oposition from the citizens of the United States of America you know the actual poeple who arent uber wealthly and in positions of power? You know the common man dont our voices matter?
G Jenn January 24, 2013 at 02:10 AM
No, peasant, just do as you're told. Your duly elected masters know what's best for you. Just be happy and smile.
G Jenn January 24, 2013 at 02:11 AM
I have yet to see a politician uphold the Constitution. Politics is the antithesis to proper governance.
JWolf January 24, 2013 at 06:03 PM
As you command m'lady I will return to the fields to collect the cowpies for your heating fire please forgive this lowly serf.
G Jenn January 24, 2013 at 06:08 PM
Yes, see to it that you do, lest you shall be publicly humiliated by being forced to watch reruns of The View with your eyelids taped open. And I shall think about forgiving you. But don't get your hopes up. Peasant.


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