8:34 PM EST, February 1, 2013
Gov. Dannel Malloy surprised everyone by Wednesday by expressing impatience with the pace of gun-control proposals in the legislature and coming out with his own proposals that he hopes to push through the House and Senate. Republicans criticized him for cutting short the deliberative process. So did the Democratic speaker of the House, who said that "taking quick action is important, but taking smart action is more important." But Malloy said that "we run a risk of letting this critical moment in history pass us by." Is he right? Should the state seize the moment to make guns harder to obtain, in light of the Sandy Hook school massacre? Or is the governor going too fast and risking passing bad laws or none at all, if the legislature resists his push? What’s your view?
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