King Dannel Has A Tantrum, Connecticut Governor Malloy threatens gun control bill

Governor Dannel Malloy of Connecticut is stomping his foot and having a hissy fit because he is not happy with his Bi-Partisan Task Force on Gun Violence and Children’s Safety.

Apparently, because they are taking their time to get the facts and come up with reasoned legislation to address and solve complex issues. Governor Malloy is unhappy with that. Dannel would rather have them rush and cram through a bunch of meaningless gun control measures designed to disarm the public and punish lawful gun owners in the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook.

Malloy is now threatening to ignore the Task Force’s work and come up with his own gun control bill.  

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he no longer can wait for the General Assembly to reach a bipartisan agreement on new gun control laws and within days will propose his own legislation.

Speaking Tuesday with editors and reporters at the Journal Inquirer in Manchester, Malloy vowed that his proposals “will go further than anything that will happen in Washington.”

So it is clear that Governor Malloy is not interested in solving problems… he is just interested in passing a whole bunch of anti-gun laws aimed at disarming the citizenry and giving criminals in CT an advantage… and he wants to do it real fast, and have it ready for when Vice President Joe Biden visits CT Thursday during a closed meeting conference about gun violence. This event is “by invitation only” and participants are all gun control advocates … so much for all voices being heard in this so-called “debate”.  The White House wants citizens disarmed and that is all.

Malloy is not interested in coming up with sound legislation; instead he is seeking to enact anti-gun laws that will NOT DO ANYTHING to prevent another Sandy Hook tragedy from happening again.

He is not interested in working together in a bi-partisan manner – he is looking instead, to unilaterally decide what our gun laws should be in CT.

When I called his office on Wednesday afternoon to protest the Governor’s “plan to act”, his aide said to me that the Governor has every right to propose his own bill and that since (the arbitrary) Feb date has passed where the Task Force was supposed to have some legislation ready to go, that the Governor feels that the Task Force has not done its job.

I replied that the Task Force indeed was doing its job and that they have been gathering the facts and information to make reasoned legislation. Apparently this is not enough for the Governor of CT.

This is – of course – a slap in the face to the members of the Task Force, and to all of the people who attended hearings  This is an act by CT’s Governor to ignore the legislative process and the voice of the people.

I have news for this Governor.
He is NOT King!

Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA News Photo

Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA News Photo

I encourage every single State Legislator to ignore any gun bill put forth by the Governor in an attempt to usurp THEIRauthority on deliberating on the gun violence issue.  They should ignore any party politics and party coercion being implemented to cram useless and ill conceived gun control legislation through the House and the Senate.

I also encourage every citizen to call the Governor’s Office and let Dannel know what they think of his rush to legislation and his ignoring the work of his own Task Force. Phone: 860-566-4840

CT should NOT be making laws for the sake of making laws!!
We, as a State, already have such a terrible reputation in so many areas…. and the nation is watching us on the issue of gun control. Let’s not make stupid laws that do nothing but appease gun grabbers and give advantage to criminals.

Let’s instead allow the Task Force to do their job – do it properly – gather the facts and make sound and reasoned legislative proposals.
Rational legislation takes time…. let’s take the time to do it right!

The grown ups in the room say this:

I’m disappointed with the governor’s comments, as I said before, the country is watching Connecticut to see how we react to this tragedy, and taking quick action is important, but taking smart action is more important. The legislative process is sometimes slow, but we are working deliberately to be an example of how to come together on a bipartisan basis to address a very serious and complex issue. Our expectation was to act by the end of February or early March and we are still on that timeline.” – Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey (D) – 88th District

It’s unfortunate the governor would turn the tragedy into a political issue. Republicans and Democrats together have responded to the tragedy in the best way we can — in a way that’s above partisanship and politics” – Senate Minority Leader John McKinney (R)- 28th District (including Newtown)

Both parties have been working very hard and in a cooperative manner. It appears the governor has unilaterally decided that there can be no bipartisan proposal” – House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero, (R) – Norwalk

Governor Malloy needs to shut up and let the process work.
He needs to stop acting like a belligerent child.
He most importantly needs to stop trying to show the White House that he can do their bidding on citizen disarmament, and instead do what is right for all the citizens of CT with regard to protecting second amendment rights, as his oath of office dictates.

UPDATE: Here’s Dannel’s Statement and here is his EDICT.

About the Author

lives with her husband Michael in CT. They have three grown children who were homeschooled and are now successfully pursuing careers. Judy earned her Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Magna Cum Laude, with minors in Business Administration and Computer Science from the State University of New York at New Paltz.

Judy has been involved in politics for over 15 years. Judy has written many articles on various aspects of education at home and in public and private schools. She has been published in magazines and online, and has been interviewed on radio and in print.

She served as Vice President of Connecticut Homeschool Network (CHN) and was their legislative liaison. She now serves as Research Director for National Home Education Legal Defense (NHELD) providing parents across the nation with important information on legislative issues concerning parental rights and education.



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- Judy Aron is the author of the Libertarian Blog "Consent of the Governed" Judy has been involved in politics for over 15 years. Judy has written many articles on various aspects of education at home and in public and private schools. She has been published in magazines and online, and has been interviewed on radio and in print.

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