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Ammo-Control Legislation Introduced in CT 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.”

H. Ferguson January 04, 2013 at 01:18 PM
State Sen. Looney for years has had two agendas;ban guns, and raise taxes. If he's not trying to ban guns, he is trying to raise taxes. The two agendas must go hand in hand.
ADS January 04, 2013 at 09:04 PM
If someone couldn't legally have a gun, what the heck would he want ammunition for, to throw at someone?? Just another stupid "Feel Good Law" that does nothing.
Lucia January 05, 2013 at 02:10 PM
H. The two agendas always go together with democrats.
Bobby Caselnova January 05, 2013 at 06:02 PM
Huh? According to every gun law I ever knew about, if one can not own guns, they can not own ammunition either. And if someone can own rifles but not handguns, they can not have handgun ammunition. This law is redundant and un-needed, and like ADS said, another "feel good law".
Steven DeVaux January 07, 2013 at 01:49 AM
Another Looney idea. How are they going to stop the home reloaders?

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