BREAKING: Connecticut Senate Passes Some of Strictest Gun Control Laws in the Country

April 4 2013
by GSL Staff
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From WFSB.com, Following a debate that lasted several hours, the Connecticut Senate passed the toughest gun control laws in the country, and now the package heads to the House.

On Monday, a bipartisan agreement on gun control was unveiled by lawmakers that proposed limiting magazines to no more than 10 rounds. Those who currently have larger magazines would have to register them with state police.

The legislation, which is more than 100 pages long, also proposed strong penalties for anyone who carries large ammunition magazines away from home or a gun range.

The state would also become the first in the country to create a dangerous weapon offender registry and there would be universal background checks for assault weapons.

Connecticut will join the ranks of New York, New Jersey, and California by severely infringing on the rights of lawful gun owners.

The state house already passed a similar version of the bill and is expected to pass the updated version. The governor has already let it be known that he would sign the legislation.

Some parts of the law would immediately become effective once the law is signed.

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