Looks like Governors are catching on to having a “phone and a pen.” What happened to due process? It has already been reported that many mistakes have been made with these lists with it almost impossible to get off one. Those permits already granted will be recinded with confiscation of one’s firearm apparently. Add this story BREAKING: Obama to Sign Gun Control Executive Orders RedState –
Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy proposed Thursday to use an executive order to ban gun sales to those on federal no-fly watch lists.
The Democratic governor said that his order would make Connecticut the first state to do so and that state officials are working with the federal government to get access to the lists.
State Police now perform background checks on those seeking permits to purchase guns in Connecticut. Pending federal approval, Malloy’s order will require State Police to cross-reference the names of those seeking firearm permits with government watch lists.
Permits would be revoked for those who already have them but are found on watch lists.
‘‘If you cannot fly due to being on a government watch list, you should not be able to purchase a firearm while on that watch list as well,’’ Malloy told reporters at the Capitol. ‘‘This is basic common sense. The American people get it.’’
More over at the The Boston Globe