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Connecticut Forges US' Toughest Gun Laws

Connecticut Forges US' Toughest Gun Laws

(NEWSER– Connecticut lawmakers spurred into action by the Sandy Hook school shooting have agreed on what they say is the nation's strongest gun control bill. The bipartisan agreements includes universal background checks for firearm sales, new state-issued eligibility certificates for the purchase of any rifle, shotgun, or ammunition, and a ban on future sales of high-capacity magazines, the New York Times reports.

The package, which also strengthens the state's existing ban on semiautomatic assault rifles, is expected to easily pass the state House and Senate this week, reports theHartford Courant.

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