Malloy Honored For Gun Control Efforts

WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is being honored for his efforts to pass gun control measures in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

The nonprofit group, Connecticut Against Gun Violence, is holding an event Tuesday evening at Christ and Holy Trinity Church in Westport to pay tribute to Malloy for addressing gun violence.

Fellow Democrats Sen. Richard Blumenthal and U.S. Rep. Jim Himes are expected to be on hand.

Malloy recently signed into law a package of gun control measures that are considered among the strictest in the nation. They include an expanded assault weapons ban, additional background checks gun purchases and now ammunition purchases, and a ban on large-capacity ammunition magazines.

Twenty first graders and six educators were killed in the Dec. 14 shooting in Newtown.

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