STAMFORD - Gov. Dannel Malloy took his fight for tougher gun laws to Stamford today.

Malloy told News 12 that he came to Stamford to thank Mayor Mike Pavia for coming out in favor of stricter gun rules and to brief city officials on his plan to curb gun violence.

The plan includes rules to ban sales of assault weapons and large capacity ammunition clips. Malloy is also calling for universal background checks for all firearms, including transfers between private parties.

Many gun owners say these rules would violate their Second Amendment rights while failing to stop criminals who purchase guns on the black market.

Malloy predicts his plan will get legislative approval with both Democratic and Republican votes.