The nation’s toughest gun control legislation would:
- Take effect upon the signature of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, banning the sale of more than 100 types of military-style rifles, based on their having detachable magazines and one other characteristic, such as a pistol grip. They would join the state’s 20-year-old assault weapons ban.
- Raise the age requirement to buy a rifle to 21 from 18 years of age.
- Allow those who possess ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 bullets to retain them, but to register them with State Police by Jan. 1.
- Those who don’t register by then could be liable for an infraction citation, or up to a year in prison if discovered in connection with other crimes. Large-capacity magazines would be limited to 10 bullets, even at shooting ranges or in homes.
- In cases of private gun sales, a buyer would need an eligibility permit from the state, issued after a criminal background check. Both the seller and the buyer would go to a licensed gun dealer, who for about $20, would contact state police to confirm that the buyer was eligible.
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