HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Hundreds of gun rights advocates are gathering at the statehouse in Hartford ahead of a vote in the General Assembly on proposed gun-control legislation.

Some demonstrators stood outside the Legislative Office Building with placards, while dozens more gathered inside the Capitol building.

Legislators on Wednesday are expected to pass a package of gun control and other measures which include an expansion of Connecticut’s assault weapons ban, a ban on the sale of high-capacity ammunition magazines, and registration requirements for existing magazines that carry 10 or more bullets.

The bill also addresses mental health and school security measures, including $15 million to help pay for school security infrastructure upgrades.
Supporters of the new measures to restrict gun sales are also expected to turn out in large numbers.

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