Governor Dannel Malloy surprised some people on Thursday when he made his own set of proposals in response to the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton doesn't agree with the timing. If the ideas were presented in January, Boughton says the task force could then hear from experts, add their own thoughts and come up with a compromise proposal.
He says the Governor is disrupting a process he's already set in motion and that the proposals should have been made at the start of the task force process.
Boughton added that it seems like Malloy is usurping the process that the Governor himself created.
Malloy's proposals include an immediate ban high-capacity ammunition magazines, requiring background checks for the transfer of any firearm and the expansion of the state's assault weapons ban.