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Newtown Adopts New Firearms Ordinance

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NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) _ More than a year after debate began Newtown’s Legislative Council has unanimously approved a firearms ordinance limiting recreational shooting.

The News Times reports that Legislative Council President Jeff Capeci said Monday the ordinance balanced the views of those seeking to protect their Second Amendment rights and others who worry about safety and nuisance problems.

Hundreds of people offered about 200 hours of testimony for the ordinance in the town where 20 children and six educators were fatally shot in an elementary school last December.

The ordinance says no resident may shoot for more than four hours after police are notified and shooting is limited to one person at a time. Target backstops are required and must be 10 feet above the target.

No shooting is allowed within a half-mile of a school.

AP-WF-09-10-13

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