ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – A lawmaker in New York says the state should prohibit anyone on the federal no-fly list or terrorist watch list from purchasing a gun and any firearms they already have should be confiscated.
Democratic Sen. Jeff Klein of the Bronx says Friday he will introduce legislation to make the change, which he said is necessary after the recent attacks in Paris and San Bernardino.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy said Thursday he wants to ban gun sales to those on the federal lists. He says the state is working to get access to the databases in order to implement the policy.
Klein’s proposal is likely to run into opposition from gun-rights groups. It would also require the support and assistance of the Obama administration.
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