Connecticut Governor Has Generous Explanation for Wayne LaPierre’s Behavior

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Stamford Mayor and Democratic nominee Dannel Malloy addresses the press after his debate with former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland, businessman and Republican nominee Tom Foley outside the Belding Theater at the Bushnell Center for Performing Arts October 5, 2010 in Hartford, Connecticut. Malloy and Foley, who are in a close race for Governor, spoke about creating jobs, the death penalty among other issues.
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Dannel Malloy, whose state is just passed what are now the nation's toughest gun laws, handily dismissed the criticisms of NRA head Wayne LaPierre during a Sunday appearance on State of the Union. "Wayne reminds me of the clowns at the circus. They get the most attention and that's what he's paid to do," said Malloy. That comparison actually stuck us as relatively kind — everyone has to making a living somehow! — though he did follow it by saying that LaPierre "is so out of whack, it’s unbelievable."