- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 26, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A group of Democratic mayors are voicing support for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Connecticut’s gun control legislation, crediting the law with helping to reduce gun violence.

The Connecticut Democratic Party organized a conference call Tuesday between reporters and the mayors to discuss the 2013 law, passed after the Newtown school shooting.

State Democrats claim recent comments by Malloy’s Republican opponent, Tom Foley, indicate he supports rolling back the legislation. Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra said “any talk of repeal” should be opposed by people living in urban areas.

Foley recently told The Associated Press that if the legislature passed legislation that “lightens up the burdens and restrictions on law-abiding citizens” he’d sign it.

A campaign spokesman said Tuesday that Foley “never said he would seek to repeal the gun bill.”