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Connecticut wants to ban arms sales to US terror suspects

The governor of Connecticut (Northeast US), Dan Malloy announced Thursday its intention to ban arms sales to individuals on the federal lists of suspected terrorists, a measure that has not yet adopted any state in the country.


"I am taking this step common sense with this executive order simply because it is the right step to make," Malloy said in a statement that said "horrified by the recent terrorist attacks in San Bernardino and Paris".

The measure seeks to deny firearms permit those who are on the government watch lists, according to the governor.

Connecticut State Police background checks and makes those who want to obtain a permit to purchase arms in the state, the scene in 2012 of the bloody massacre Newtown School.

Now, Malloy wants the police to collate the names of those who want to obtain a permit to carry firearms with terrorist watch lists government.

For this, the governor of Connecticut, which has one of the toughest gun control laws, needs approval from federal authorities.

FBI data cited by Malloy show that between 2004 and 2014 persons included in lists of suspected terrorists tried to buy weapons and explosives in 2,233 times, achieving its mission in 90% of cases (2,043 times).

The debate over gun control in the United States revived recently after the shooting perpetrated by a couple of radical Muslims that left 14 dead and 21 injured in San Bernardino, California (west).

The attackers used assault rifles semiautomatic purchased legally.

The December 14, 2012 a 20-year-old Adam Lanza, armed entered the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, and opened fire, killing 20 children and six teachers, after which he committed suicide. Before the slaughter had murdered his mother in the house where they lived together.

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