"Wadsworth2" has a pertinent comment at the link:
It is interesting that the AP missed one of the principal reasons why Gov Malloy believes that there is no appetite for more gun control. In a first step towards confiscation, Connecticut enacted a law requiring registration of numerous semi-automatic rifles. The law had significant penalties for failure to register. Gun owners basically gave the governor and the state legislature the finger and said "come and get us"; compliance was estimated at less than 15%. The state government backed down and failed to enforce the law.