Connecticut Lawmakers Reach Gun Control Deal

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Connecticut lawmakers have reached a deal on what they're calling some of the toughest gun laws in the country that were proposed after the mass school shooting in the state in December.
Among the highlights are a ban on large-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the massacre in Newtown, a new registry for existing high-capacity magazines and background checks for private gun sales.
Senate President Donald E. Williams Jr. of Brooklyn says the negotiations produced the "strongest and most comprehensive bill in the U.S." that addresses gun restrictions. The proposal was revealed to rank-and-file lawmakers Monday after weeks of negotiations among legislative leaders.
The registry is something of a compromise. Some parents of the 20 first-graders killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School had wanted an outright ban on existing high-capacity magazines, while legislators had proposed grandfathering them into the law.

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  • by John Location: Lansing on Apr 2, 2013 at 05:36 PM
    So, what's the plan for getting the bad guys to comply? Oh, right: "If they don't we'll put even more restrictions on the good guys!" How's that working out for ya'll?
  • by V Location: GL on Apr 2, 2013 at 05:27 AM
    I hope every gun manufacturer and evey manufacturers of gun componenets and accesories that is located in Conn. laves the state and takes the jobs and tax dollars with it. Another state fallen to knee jerk reaction. "the strongest and most comprehensive bill in the U.S." is code for the most restrictive and oppressive bill in the U.S. I will not step foot in Conn., or any state that passes these laws until this "feel good" massacre of the constitution is over and these laws are repealed.
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