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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 already 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.”

Sam January 04, 2013 at 06:36 PM
They are basically the same thing. Because once you allow control to start where does it stop.
Old Quartermaster January 05, 2013 at 03:18 AM
There are laws in CT that address the issue of safe storage of firearms. Had the firearms used been a a safe that was not accessable to a disturbed young man there would have been no shooting.
H Tuttle January 05, 2013 at 06:30 PM
>>but I don't agree with Joe Shmoe being able to run down to Cabela's to buy a weapon that could kill a mass of people in 10 min.<< I don't agree that Joe Shmoe Politician should in 10 min be able to take fundamental rights away, our money or make felons of decent, hard working people.
Jp January 06, 2013 at 05:56 AM
Make a Sensible law. Everyone who ones a gun is required to have a safe for the guns. The Connecticut shootings would not ever happened if the guns were locked up in a safe. It is easy to blame stores for selling guns. Anyone over the age of sixteen can drive a car. How many cars kill people. We should ban selling cars in that case. People kill people guns are a tool just like a car. Have a real law every gun owner must have a required safe for there guns. Politicians need to wake up and start thinking. Talk to experts like the NRA and other Gun organizations. They would love to help.
John Dolle January 06, 2013 at 03:16 PM
Edgara, you are a tigress. Keep those claws sharp. Happy New Year!

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