"I was an advocate for gun safety before I became governor. I'm an even bigger advocate post-Sandy Hook. The number one thing that America can do to make itself safer would be to have universal background checks. We are going to have them someday. The question is how many more Sandy Hooks or Columbines or mass shootings in state after state are going to have to take place before people wake up and smell the coffee."

-- Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, on the 3rd anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn.