Country's strictest gun laws pass Connecticut Senate

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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

 

USA Today: The governor says he will sign the bill drawn up by a bipartisan panel and which is now headed for the state house or representatives.

The bill strengthens an existing ban on semiautomatic assault rifles, limits the capacity of ammo magazines, and require background checks for all weapon sales, including at gun shows.

It would also establish the nation's first statewide registry for people convicted of crimes involving dangerous weapons. Access to the registry would be available only to law enforcement.

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