2 Conn. lawmakers offer firearms legislation

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two Democratic state lawmakers are offering the first of package of proposed legislation in the wake of the deadly mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

State Sen. Beth Bye of West Hartford and Rep. Robert Godfrey of Danbury released a series of proposals on Thursday that attempt to limit access in Connecticut to high-capacity magazines, assault weapons and ammunition.

The ideas will be packaged in one bill and offered in January when the General Assembly convenes.

The list includes prohibiting the sale and possession of any rifle, shotgun or pistol magazine that has a capacity of more than 10 rounds of ammunition, instituting a 50 percent sales tax on the sale of ammunition and firearms magazines, requiring a permit to purchase ammunition, and banning online ammo purchases.

 

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Hosed-by-the-system
I have always said, the time in this country for another revolution is overdue.....I think I can smell it just around the corner.......
DavidShaker
The right to keep and bare arms, shall not be infringed. A 50% tax or any extra tax on firearms or ammunition is an infringement of the 2nd amendment. If these liberal do gooders think this will go by without a fight they are sorely mistaken.
LloydVanLanen
All this does is hurt citizens that obey the law....I presume we should ban cars, because drunk drivers kill people in them...most of them go to court and get a slap on the wrist and are out on the street after only a few months anyway, and put a 50% tax on them as well, better put a tax on eating utensils as well, because it's causing a lot of people to become overweight....This is wrong, guns don't kill people the person who pulls the trigger is the one to blame here...not the weapon!
 

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