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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.

Joseph Machnik January 27, 2013 at 02:33 PM
Why doesn't big mouth Malloy use the telephone to talk to the botox man in Washington instead of using taxpayers money to blow hot air at each other. I think he sees Washington as his next step and believe me he will fit right in with the rest of the cronies.

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