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Conn. Gov. Dan Malloy says NRA’s Wayne LaPierre reminds him of “clowns at the circus”

Connecticut Gov. Dan MalloyConnecticut Gov. Dan Malloy can’t take the National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre seriously, saying the organization’s executive director reminds him of a clown.

The Governor appeared on CNN‘s ‘State of the Union‘ this Sunday to speak with host Candy Crowley about gun control and the harsher measures Connecticut passed this passed week.

Malloy lashed out against LaPierre because he doesn’t support universal background checks — something 92 percent of Americans want, Malloy pointed out.

“Wayne reminds me of the clowns at the circus,” Malloy told Crowley. “They get the most attention. And that’s what he’s paid to do.”

“I mean, this guy is so out of whack it’s unbelievable,” he added.

The Governor said a background check is required to get on an airplane, but is not needed to purchase a gun and armor-piercing ammo.

“It doesn’t make any sense,” Malloy stressed. “He doesn’t make any sense. Thus my reference to the circus.”

Crowley asked if there was anything in the new NRA school safety plan on which both sides of the aisle could agree. Malloy rejected the notion.

“Precious little,” he responded.

Malloy said the gun industry can’t give a plausible reason for why it doesn’t support universal background checks.

“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,” he said. “They want to sell guns.”


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