The AP has announced the passage of a wide-ranging control bill in the state of Connecticut, where a brutal massacre of educators and small children took place at the hands of a gunman last year.
According to FoxNews, this new bill bans over 100 guns that had previously been legal, as well as banning high-capacity magazines.
The LA Times elaborates:
The new rules expand the state’s existing ban on assault weapons and would require background checks for all firearms sales. It would also limit the size of ammunition magazines that can be purchased to no more than 10 rounds. It also includes $15 million to help pay for school security upgrades.
In some respects, the measures are similar to what is being proposed on the federal level by President Obama, who visited Colorado on Wednesday and is scheduled to visit Connecticut next week to try to build support for his package of gun-control measures.
Some of the bill’s detractors, however, question whether any of these measures would have stopped the Newtown gunman.
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