THE WASHINGTON TIMES – Four months after the shooting rampage in Newtown, the Connecticut state legislature has signed off on what lawmakers touted as the strictest gun control package of any state in the nation.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy plans to sign the package at noon Thursday at the state Capitol in Hartford.
The legislation, passed on bipartisan votes of 26-10 in the Senate and 105-44 in the House, will break new ground by creating a dangerous weapons offender registry to track those convicted of gun crimes, and it bans the sale of new high-capacity ammunition magazines, and requires gun owners to register with the state any high-capacity magazines they already own.
It also strengthens the state’s existing ban on military-style, semiautomatic rifles by adding more than 100 additional models to the list, and it immediately requires universal background checks on all gun sales, including private sales and those at gun shows.
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