Updated: Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013, 6:59 PM EST
Published : Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013, 6:49 PM EST
HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- "How dumb can you get?" is the Governor's question to the NRA Tuesday night. The question comes in response to the gun rights organization's launch of a new app for iPhones and iPads aimed at helping children as young as 4 learn to shoot.
This all comes on the day that Republicans and Democrats at the State Capitol came together to promise decisive and quick action on anti gun violence measures and to do it without any bickering.
"It's offensive. I can assure you they didn't call me before they chose the date," said Gov. Malloy.
The Governor and others at the State Capitol are reacting with disbelief at this new NRA app for your iphone, launched yesterday, on the one month anniversary of the tragedy at Sandy Hook. The 3-D shooting range game offered to kids as young as four years old.
Gov. Malloy responded by saying, "How dumb can you get? How insulting can you be?"
"I did see that, Mark. It's in bad taste," said Democrat Rep. Steve Dargan of the Public Safety Committee.
Malloy also said, "How outrageous can your behavior be? How tone deaf can you be?"
The NRA says it helps to "instill safe and responsible ownership through fun challenges and realistic simulations."
"It certainly doesn't help elevate our society and help in addressing these issues," said Democrat Senate President Pro Tem Don. Williams.
The launch of the new app comes as the leaders of both political parties came together today to announce they will fast track with a special super committee, the legislative response to the Sandy Hook shootings.
Watching it all, Betty Gallo who has represented a group called 'Connecticut Against Gun Violence' for more than ten years says the momentum building this year is unlike any other.
"Connecticut Against Gun Violence' has actually had more than 5-thousand people join our Facebook page, just since the incident," said Gallo.
It's the same group that is working with the two Fairfield moms we profiled on News 8 last week using all those new names to organize a massive rally at the State Capitol on Valentine's Day.
"They want anti-gun violence legislation in the State of Connecticut. They want Connecticut to be a leader and to do the strongest legislation in the nation, that is the least we can do," said Gallo.
The month of February is when legislative public hearings on the many proposals in resonse to the Sandy Hook shootings will take place.