BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker said he would look into whether Massachusetts should follow the lead of Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy who wants to use an executive order to ban gun sales to those on federal no-fly watch lists.
Baker cited roadblocks, including what he said was the government’s reluctance to share the lists. He said as far as he knows federal officials have not shared the information and “have made it clear to everyone that that list belongs to them.”READ MORE: Gov. Baker Proposes Waiving Massachusetts Sales Tax For All Of August And September
Malloy said Connecticut is working with the federal government to see the lists. His order would require Connecticut State Police to cross-reference the names of those seeking firearm permits with watch lists.READ MORE: Treasured Photo Album Returned To Gloucester Bar Made Famous By 'The Perfect Storm'
Permits would be revoked for those who already have them but are found on the lists.
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