Gov. Malloy plans to ban gun sales to those on 'no-fly' lists

Bill Dunlap

William Dunlap, a professor in the Quinnipiac University School of Law, is available to comment on Gov. Malloy's plan to ban gun sales to those on "no-fly" lists. 

"While the Governor's proposal would infringe on some persons' constitutional right to obtain firearms, the Supreme Court has said specifically that some limitations on who may obtain guns and where they may be carried are permissible," Dunlap said. "One problem with the proposal is that the federal lists on which the state ban would be based are notoriously inaccurate. They include many people who should not be on them. And they obviously leave off many dangerous people that we don't know about, which means the lists are not as effective as they could be. These inconsistencies matter when courts apply heightened scrutiny to state laws." 

To speak to Dunlap, please contact John Morgan, associate vice president for public relations, at 203-206-4449 (cell) or 203-582-5359 (office).

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