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.”

Remington January 08, 2013 at 03:32 AM
Why is it these mass shootings have occurred in the last 20 years when there have been more gun laws on the books? We have a mental health problem at the very least. Our violent crime rates are lower than those in countries where guns are banned. I for one don't want. To create more victims out women and elderly.
Jason Bell January 13, 2013 at 03:41 PM
Its ALREADY a Federal Law!! Educate yourself, take a gun safety course and then comment.
KC January 19, 2013 at 04:05 PM
The government can't take care of all of you. The police can't protect all of you. You MUST do that yourself. When you outlaw guns, only the outlaws will have guns. You'll only succeed in making a soft target even softer.
James Bond January 19, 2013 at 06:35 PM
Jon Crickmore January 20, 2013 at 10:48 AM
"Fear" is what politicians use to stand on the constitution. "Fear" is what the media uses to enhance a story. "Fear" is the only way liberals can justify their agenda. We (Responsible) gun owners had a very peaceful protest yesterday on the steps of the state capital. Together we sang the pledge of allegiance, we held a moment of silence for the innocent victims murdered by CRIMINALS, we thanked our military , we thanked our state and local police, and we used our 1st amendment right to save the 2nd amendment. We gathered peacefully we gathered responsibly and we gathered without "Fear"


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