The Republican candidate for governor said Tuesday he would support proposed legislation prohibiting people who have temporary restraining orders against them from possessing a firearm.

“I said I support it,” Foley said outside Ansonia City Hall before embarking on a tour of Main Street with Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti.

“Can you put that in a longer sentence?” Ken Dixon, a state political reporter with the Connecticut Post, asked the candidate.

“No. I support it. Is there anything unclear about that?” Foley replied.

Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed the legislation last week during a campaign event in West Hartford.

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