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Ammunition-Control Legislation Introduced in Connecticut General Assembly

In the wake of the Newtown shootings the first of what is likely to be numerous gun-related measures was introduced this week in the state legislature by a New Haven lawmaker.

 

State Sen. Martin Looney, D-New Haven, has introduced a measure to the Connecticut legislature that would make it illegal for anyone barred from owning a gun to own ammunition.

Looney, the state Senate's majority leader, told the New Haven Independent that such a prohibition is just common sense.

The state legislature has convened its first session of the new year and Looney's proposal is likely to be one of several filed by lawmakers in the wake of the Dec. 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown that killed 20 young students and six women.

Other state and federal lawmakers have called for stricter gun controls following the Newtown shootings, though Looney's is the first formally proposed in Connecticut, the Independent reports.

His proposal would prohibit anyone convicted of a felony, a misdemeanor or those under a court-ordered restraining or protective from buying bullets, the website states.

The idea is being criticized by the leader of one gun-advocacy group in the state.

Rich Burgess of Connecticut Carry, told the Independent that Looney's proposal is politically motivated and "has nothing to do with stopping these kinds of madmen from committing heinous acts.”

REVMAN January 03, 2013 at 05:53 PM
Is State Sen. Martin Looney, D-New Haven as LOONEY AS HE SOUNDS???
Howard January 03, 2013 at 06:35 PM
Yes
Justin January 03, 2013 at 07:44 PM
Because a criminal never steals...
farm guy January 04, 2013 at 02:48 AM
A guy in China killed 23 people with a knife recently. Maybe our lawmakers will be proactive and ban all kitchen knives longer than 4 inches before a massacre like that happens here in CT. The trouble with politicians is that most of them have very little knowledge on the subject of firearms, yet it is great fodder to get some personal attention for themselves. Dopes.
REVMAN January 04, 2013 at 11:34 AM
farm guy---You are right now look whay Gov. Malloy is saying OR NOT SAYING.
REVMAN January 09, 2013 at 07:07 PM
Here is another one--Blumenthal seeks Conn. ammunition restriction bill ------In the Day paper today 1/9/2013
REVMAN January 19, 2013 at 02:12 PM
http://video.today.msnbc.msn.com/today/50208495#50208495 The way to stop this is stop the LIES____OUR GOVERNMENT LIED TO US--THERE WAS " NO " RIFLE INVOLVED IN THE SHOOTING.Our politicians including Obama all lied.BAND POLITICIANS!! AND BRAND THEM LIARS

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