Connecticut signs strict gun law following Newtown shooting

By REUTERS
April 4, 2013 20:33

MERIDEN, Conn. - Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy on Thursday signed a tough new gun law that restricts sales of the sort of high-capacity ammunition clips that a gunman used to massacre 26 people in minutes in a December attack on a school.

The law also requires background checks for all gun purchases, expands the number of guns covered by the states' assault-weapons ban and establishes a $15 million fund to help schools improve security infrastructure.

"The discussion on how to protect all families in all of our communities will never end," Malloy, a Democrat, said in a statement on his Twitter feed.

The law prohibits the sale of ammunition clips capable of holding 10 or more bullets and requires owners of existing high-capacity clips to register them with the state.


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