HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Parts of Connecticut's new law addressing the Newtown school massacre are taking effect.
Beginning Monday, people can begin applying for new credentials to purchase long guns and ammunition. Such credentials will eventually be required to buy ammo, rifles and shot guns. Also, those who've been involuntarily committed to a psychiatric facility will have to wait longer to obtain a gun permit.
Funding becomes available for services to about 100 people with mental illness who are involved in the probate court system. And $1 million will be appropriated to fund the statewide firearms trafficking task force. The unit is charged with enforcing Connecticut's gun possession and trafficking laws.
Besides new laws related to the shooting, a gas tax is expected to climb 4 cents per gallon.
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