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Ammunition-Control Legislation Introduced in Connecticut General Assembly

In the wake of the Newtown shootings the first of what is likely to be numerous gun-related measures was introduced this week in the state legislature by a New Haven lawmaker.

 

State Sen. Martin Looney, D-New Haven, has introduced a measure to the Connecticut legislature that would make it illegal for anyone barred from owning a gun to own ammunition.

Looney, the state Senate's majority leader, told the New Haven Independent that such a prohibition is just common sense.

The state legislature has convened its first session of the new year and Looney's proposal is likely to be one of several filed by lawmakers in the wake of the Dec. 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown that killed 20 young students and six women.

Other state and federal lawmakers have called for stricter gun controls following the Newtown shootings, though Looney's is the first formally proposed in Connecticut, the Independent reports.

His proposal would prohibit anyone convicted of a felony, a misdemeanor or those under a court-ordered restraining or protective from buying bullets, the website states.

The idea is already being criticized by the leader of one gun-advocacy group in the state. Rich Burgess of Connecticut Carry, told the Independent that Looney's proposal is politically motivated and "has nothing to do with stopping these kinds of madmen from committing heinous acts.”

SuperDave January 05, 2013 at 02:25 PM
As Chris Rock states, if we give out guns but charge $5000 per bullet that would solve everything. "I would shoot your sorry butt, but you are not worth $5000."
Tax Man January 05, 2013 at 03:12 PM
This is once again a waste of time as the Federal law already prohibits Felons from possessing ammunition.....18 U.S.C. § 922(g). and is punishable with a fine up to 250,000 and 10 years in jail.
Paul Singley January 05, 2013 at 06:31 PM
I love that one. I think he also says you would know there would be no innocent bystanders.
Voice of Reason January 06, 2013 at 08:45 PM
Spot on Tax Man! Elected officials are all too often ignorant of current laws and the topic at hand. Yet they make decisions that affect our Personal and Property Rights.

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