Connecticut made a bold move in gun reform on April 3 when it passed the most stringent gun regulations in the nation, banning 100 types of firearms and high-capacity magazines. Read on for more details.
Nearly four months after the tragic shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. the State of Connecticut passed the toughest gun laws yet in America on April 3, which bans more than 100 kinds of guns in the state and sales of magazines with more than 10 rounds.
Both houses in the state legislature passed the bill, and Governor Dannel Malloy is planning on signing it into law on April 4. The night the historic bill was passed, Connecticut House majority leader Joe Aresimowicz revealed his hopes for the new laws:
“I pray today’s bill — the most far-reaching gun safety legislation in the country — will prevent other families from ever experiencing the dreadful loss that the 26 Sandy Hook families have felt.”
Connecticut Gun Law: Strict Regulations Revealed
The measures of the law that take effect right away include expanding the state’s assault weapons ban, background checks for every sale of a firearm and banning the sale of magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
It also adds 100 types of firearms to the state’s weapons ban, and also creates the first kind of dangerous weapon offender registry in the nation, and more strict rules on buying ammunition.
Gun Regulations In Response To Sandy Hook Shooting
The state’s strict new gun regulations fall on the heels of the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre on Dec. 14, when 20 children and six adults were killed in the Newtown, Conn. school.
President Barack Obama has also promised stricter gun laws in for the country in his second term following the horrific massacre, and while gun control measures have stalled in Congress, the president has planned a trip to Connecticut in an effort to urge lawmakers to move forward with the regulations.
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