Several gun bills progress as Conn. talks continue

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A legislative commission is sending along several gun-related proposals as legislative leaders continue closed-door talks, seeking to come up with a bipartisan response to the school shooting in Newtown.

Members of the General Assembly's Public Safety and Security Committee on Tuesday approved bills that would require criminal background checks for all private firearm sales and toughen the rules against carrying a loaded weapon while intoxicated, lowering the threshold for drunkenness.

The committee also voted to require local authorities to issue permits for gun shows in their communities.

Another bill that cleared the committee requires the state's Emergency Services and Public Protection commissioner to use the statewide police emergency radio network to notify all local police of a shooting involving multiple victims.

Legislative leaders are expected to continue their discussions Wednesday.

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