Little doubt that stronger gun control laws are coming to Conn.

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April 3, 2013, 4:40 pm
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Hundreds of gun rights advocates are gathering at the statehouse in Hartford ahead of a vote in the General Assembly on proposed gun-control legislation.
    
Some demonstrators stood outside the Legislative Office Building with placards, while dozens more gathered inside the Capitol building.
    
Legislators on Wednesday are expected to pass a package of gun control and other measures which include an expansion of Connecticut's assault weapons ban, a ban on the sale of high-capacity ammunition magazines, and registration requirements for existing magazines that carry 10 or more bullets.
    
The bill also addresses mental health and school security measures, including $15 million to help pay for school security infrastructure upgrades.
    
Supporters of the new measures to restrict gun sales are also expected to turn out in large numbers.

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