NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – With Gov. Dannel Malloy’s signature Thursday afternoon, Connecticut has become the latest state to enact strict gun control reforms.
But as WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported, debate among lawmakers in Washington to implement tighter national gun laws has effectively stalled.
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), who has worked both sides of the aisle on the issue, said Republicans are unwilling to consider even the basics.
“They were at the table talking about background check legislation and then they decided to walk away from the table. We’re still looking for Republican co-sponsors for our ban on high-capacity ammunition,” Murphy told Schneidau.