On CNN’s State of the Union this Sunday, Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy slammed NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre and some anti-gun legislation advocates as “clowns at the circus” whose only agenda is to make sure sales for gun dealers aren’t hindered.
In the wake of Connecticut enacting some of the toughest gun laws yet seen in the U.S. last week, LaPierre went on Fox News to slam the new laws, saying they make “law books thicker for the law-abiding people.”
“From the very start, my thought has been about how little this had to do with keeping kids safe and how much it has to do with this decades-long agenda against firearms that some in the political class and the media have had,” LaPierre said.
Discussing LaPerre’s comments on Fox, CNN host Candy Crowley asked Malloy about LaPierre’s assertion that the new Connecticut laws will target law-abiding citizens.
“Wayne reminds me of the clowns at the circus,” Malloy replied. “They get the most attention and that’s what he’s paid to do. But the reality is — is that the gun that was used to kill 26 people on December 14th was legally purchased in these state of Connecticut, even though we had an assault weapons ban. But there were loopholes in it that you could drive a truck through.”
“I mean, this guy is so out of whack, it’s unbelievable. Ninety-two percent of the American people want universal background checks,” Malloy added. “Candy, I don’t want to tell you your business, but bring them back to reality.”
“What this is about is the ability of the gun industry to sell as many guns to as many people as possible, even if they’re deranged, even if they’re mentally ill, even if they have a criminal background. They don’t care, they want to sell guns.”
Watch the State of the Union segment in the video below.