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Agreement on Connecticut gun control law but ‘grandfather clause’ irks Sandy Hook families

Posted at 6:46 PM, Apr 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-01 20:50:43-04

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HARTFORD — In a compromise certain to spark controversy, sources say leaders of the state House and Senate have agreed to “grandfather” existing high-capacity ammunition magazines in a gun-control package that will be released today.

The proposed compromise among legislative leaders would ban large-capacity magazines containing more than 10 bullets – such as the 30-round magazines that Adam Lanza used in the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre – but would allow owners of existing larger-capacity magazines to keep them if they submit to a new registration system, informed sources have told The Courant.

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