Updated: Thursday, 21 Feb 2013, 10:56 AM EST
Published : Thursday, 21 Feb 2013, 10:56 AM EST
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he wants to immediately ban high-capacity ammunition magazines, require background checks for the transfer of any firearm and expand the state's assault weapons ban.
The Democrat released a package of what he calls "common sense gun safety reforms" on Thursday, a day after he questioned whether a legislative task force that's reviewing guns and other issues following the Newtown school shooting can reach a bipartisan deal on law changes.
Malloy was expected to discuss his plan at a gun violence conference in Danbury. Vice President Joe Biden was scheduled to speak at the event.
Malloy's proposal includes law changes, executive actions, and recommendations to the own commission that's still reviewing the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that claimed 26 lives.