ban on high-capacity ammunition

Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, who took office one month after the Sandy Hook massacre, has filed a bill to limit the amount of bullets in gun magazines. The Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act would ban the importation, sale, transfer, manufacturing and future possession of magazines holding more than 10 bullets.

Conn. lawmakers unveil bipartisan gun control plan

Apr 2, 2013
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Connecticut lawmakers say they hope their announcement of proposals to curb gun violence sends a message to Congress and other state legislators that bipartisan agreement on gun control is possible. 

Legislative leaders yesterday revealed proposals spurred by the Dec. 14 Newtown school shooting following weeks of bipartisan, closed-door negotiations. A vote is expected Wednesday in the General Assembly, where passage is all but assured.