Connecticut’s Governor Dannel Malloy (no, not a typo) met with New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg at City Hall to have a “strategy session” about gun control behind closed doors. Malloy and Bloomberg sat down to discuss how to push for more gun control measures after the universal background checks bill went down in the Senate. New York Daily News reports:
Following the meeting, Malloy said three objectives should be pursued to reverse last month’s setback[.] … Advocates for greater gun control, Bloomberg foremost among them, must continue to pressure Congress to make background checks universal and to pass an anti-trafficking bill with “real” teeth, and to toughen penalties against straw buyers, Malloy said.
That includes calling on Congress for universal background checks, a “real” federal trafficking bill[,] and tougher penalties for straw buyers, he said.
After New York pushed through new gun laws and Connecticut passed new gun control legislation in the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, the gun control debate has pivoted from discussions about concept to execution. One may be curious about what Malloy and Bloomberg talked about behind closed doors, but their three announced objectives just seem to be hammering on ideas that have already been proposed and rejected.
However, one interesting thing to observe is how quickly the media put gun control was put on the back burner after Scandalpalooza became front page news.
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