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Malloy’s Newtown Panel Backs Expanded Gun Ban

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File photo of Conn. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of Conn. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s commission reviewing the Newtown school shooting is recommending a ban on the sale and possession of all guns that can fire more than 10 rounds without reloading.

Such a ban would affect both high-capacity rifles and hand guns.

While some commission members felt the proposal was too broad and unfairly classified guns that were purchased legally as illegal assault weapons, there was enough consensus to forward the idea to Malloy.

Former Newtown Rep. Christopher Lyddy said he feels badly for law-abiding gun owners, but believes the commission needs to “take a stand” and “give a damn about those lives that have been lost.”

The panel on Friday met to discuss what to include in an interim report to Malloy, expected to be released on Monday.

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