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Governor to Meet with Bloomberg About Guns

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks with the media at a press conference announcing the New York Islanders' move to Brooklyn in 2015 at the Barclays Center on Oct. 24, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks with the media at a press conference announcing the New York Islanders’ move to Brooklyn in 2015 at the Barclays Center on Oct. 24, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is meeting with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to discuss Connecticut’s new gun control law.

The wide-ranging legislation, passed in the wake of the Dec. 14 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, extends the state’s assault weapons ban to include more guns, bans large-capacity ammunition magazines and expands background checks, among other initiatives.

Malloy, a Democrat, is also expected to discuss his efforts to prevent urban violence during his scheduled afternoon meeting with Bloomberg on Wednesday at New York City Hall.

Bloomberg has worked with some family members of the 26 victims at Sandy Hook to push for stronger federal gun control laws. He is also a co-founder of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a group that includes more 850 mayors from 44 states.

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