Conn. Governor criticizes gun lobbyists

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April 7, 2013, 6:19 pm
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(NECN) - A new Connecticut law added more than 100 firearms to the state's assault weapons ban. And just days after signing it, Governor Dan Malloy criticized gun industry lobbyists.

He told CNN on Sunday that lobbyists are doing too little to halt gun violence, and that their goal is to sell as many guns to as many people as possible - even if they are mentally ill.

The head of Connecticut's Coalition of Sportsmen said Malloy's comments were absolutely false.

President Obama is scheduled to visit Connecticut on Monday to talk about gun control. He'll be speaking the University of Hartford at 5:45 p.m.

You can watch his speech live, right here on NECN.

Tags: connecticut, President Obama, Dan Malloy, Gun control
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