TribLIVE

| USWorld


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Conn. reaches deal on gun laws

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Monday, April 1, 2013, 8:51 p.m.
 

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut lawmakers announced a deal on Monday on what they called some of the toughest gun laws in the country that were proposed as a result of the December mass shooting in the state, including a ban on new high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the massacre that left 20 children and six educators dead.

The proposal also called for background checks for private gun sales and a new registry for existing magazines that carry 10 or more bullets, something of a compromise for parents of Newtown victims who had wanted an outright ban on them, while legislators had proposed grandfathering them into the law.

The package establishes what lawmakers said is the nation's first statewide dangerous weapon offender registry, immediate universal background checks for all firearms sales and expansion of Connecticut's assault weapons ban.

A new state-issued eligibility certificate also would be needed to purchase any rifle, shotgun or ammunition under the legislation. To get the certificate, a buyer would need to be fingerprinted, take a firearms training course and undergo a national criminal background check and involuntary commitment or voluntary admission check.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Nation

  1. Huge, ancient quasar could alter theories on black holes
  2. Monarch butterflies find milkweed supply dwindles
  3. Perceived slights have some New Yorkers longing for Pennsylvania
  4. Florida fisherman’s high court win spurs call for legal reform
  5. Mo. gunman kills 7, self, in rampage
  6. Heavy snow cuts power, snarls travel across South
  7. Why would GOP candidate for Missouri governor Schweich kill himself?
  8. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu rejects Jewish House Democrats’ invitation
  9. Rep. Schock of Illinois shoulders $40K cost of office renovation
  10. Congress approves 1-week funding measure for Homeland Security
  11. Gene making human brains bigger found