Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (D) on Thursday offered a vote of confidence in Vice President Joe Biden's efforts to institute new national gun laws. Malloy said he had a "great conversation" with Biden on Wednesday, adding that the vice president "understands what we need to do" to curb gun violence.
"I had a great conversation yesterday with Vice President Biden and I know he is preparing his recommendations to the president," Malloy said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "I don't want to get into the details of the discussion but he's got this down pretty well. He understands what we need to do to make it less likely that these things are going to happen in our cities and towns, and these mass murders could be limited at least going into the future if some common sense things are taken."
Malloy also mentioned two areas he would like to see addressed by a new federal gun law: a ban on high-capacity magazine clips and a closure of gun sale loopholes.
"Those are two things that would make a gigantic difference in the amount of violence that's taking place in our urban environments and, yes, under these cirucmstances where somebody goes in and shoots up a movie theater or shoots up a school," Malloy said.