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Legislators in Connecticut have agreed to overhaul the state's gun laws and make them the toughest in the nation.
The proposed bill would change how the state defines "assault weapons." It's partly in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre last December.
The new law, if approved, would add more than 100 types of guns to the state's list of banned assault weapons, prohibit high-capacity gun clips and armor-piercing bullets, and require background checks for all weapon sales including sales at gun shows, among other safety measures, reports CNN.
Despite the bill's provisions, critics note that nothing in the bill would have stopped suspected Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza, or anyone else bent on murder.
Some other notable points of Connecticut's proposed new gun law include:
Connecticut's gun bill also addresses school safety, including safety standards for school building projects and mandatory school safety and security plans. Lawmakers are set to consider the bill beginning tomorrow.
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