HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The mother of a child killed in the Dec. 14 school shooting in Newtown says she’s grateful and pleased with the gun control proposal that state lawmakers have unveiled.

Nicole Hockley and five other relatives of Newtown victims visited the Capitol on Monday, asking lawmakers to ban existing high-capacity ammunition magazines.

The proposal fell short of that but did include a ban on new high-capacity magazines and registration requirements for existing ones.

Hockley said lawmakers had listened to her and other victims’ families by strengthening the provision on large capacity magazines.

Tim Mackris, co-founder of Sandy Hook Promise, called the bill “a step in the right direction.”

Lawmakers are set to vote on the bill Wednesday. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Tuesday he would sign it.

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