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Lawmakers Revise Gun Control Legislation

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Lawmakers are proposing a package of revisions to the gun control legislation that passed the General Assembly in April in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

The Senate voted Monday, 33-1, to adopt changes and exemptions to the bipartisan deal that strengthened the state’s assault weapons ban and banned the sale of high capacity magazines.

The new bill allows individuals to possess and register assault weapons that they purchased prior to or on the day the gun control law was passed but did not receive until after that date.

It also expands the list of enforcement officers who can legally possess and purchase the banned firearms, and allows them to retain them after their term of service ends.

The bill now goes to the House of Representatives.

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