“Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy proposed Thursday to use an executive order to ban gun sales to those on federal no-fly watch lists,” bostonglobe.com reports. “The Democratic governor said that his order would make Connecticut the first state to do so and that state officials are working with the federal government to get access to the lists. ‘If you cannot fly due to being on a government watch list, you should not be able to purchase a firearm while on that watch list as well,’’ Malloy told reporters at the Capitol. ‘’This is basic common sense. The American people get it.'” Oh they get it alright. And it gets worse . . .
Malloy said the executive order would deny the issuing of gun permits, which may be appealed to a firearm review board . . .
State officials will determine the ‘‘appropriate lists’’ to be included, whether they are no-fly lists or ‘‘some kind of combination of those who should not have weapons,’’ Malloy said.
So Connecticut politicians get to decide which secret lists – “lists” not “list” – they use to deny Americans their natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms? Not to put too fine point on it, residents of the Constitution State may wonder if they woke up in Communist Russia this morning. Here we go folks . . . [h/t DrVino]