Conn. Senate OKs gun control bills, sends to House

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April 3, 2013, 6:51 pm
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The Connecticut Senate has approved wide-ranging legislation in response to last year's deadly school shooting in Newtown, including gun control measures that ban the sale of large-capacity ammunition magazines and 100 weapons that previously had been legal.
    
Following a respectful and at times somber debate, the Senate voted Wednesday in favor of the 139-page bill crafted by leaders from both major parties in the Democratic-controlled legislature.
    
The bill now goes to the House of Representatives, which is expected to pass it. It would then be sent to Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who has said he'll sign it.
    
Gun rights advocates filled the Senate gallery during the proceedings, cheering when a Republican state senator said creating more burdens for law-abiding gun owners isn't "the solution" for stopping massacres.

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