Connecticut Passes Anti-Gun Bill, Further Restricts 2nd AmendmentSubmitted by SteveMT on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 11:14
What part of "shall not be infringed" don't they understand? The bill signing ceremony will be today at [high] noon EDT at the state capitol.
Connecticut lawmakers approve wide-ranging gun control law
Published April 04, 2013
Connecticut lawmakers gave final approval early Thursday to a wide-ranging bill that includes sweeping new restrictions on weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines, a response to last year's deadly school shooting in Newtown that one lawmaker called "the nation's worst nightmare."
The legislation adds more than 100 firearms to the state's assault weapons ban and creates what officials have called the nation's first dangerous weapon offender registry as well as eligibility rules for buying ammunition. Some parts of the bill would take effect immediately after Malloy's signature, including background checks for all firearms sales.
Gun rights advocates who greatly outnumbered gun control supporters in demonstrations held earlier in the day at the Capitol railed against the proposals as misguided and unconstitutional, occasionally chanting "No! No! No!" and "Read the bill!"