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California bill would ban conversion kits for automatic weapons

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - California lawmakers voted on Wednesday to ban kits used to convert standard firearms into semi-automatics capable of firing more than 10 rounds of ammunition without reloading, but a measure to ban possession of large-capacity magazines was defeated. The conversion kit ban, one of a number of gun control bills making their way through the Legislature in the waning days of the session, also prohibits the purchase of large-capacity magazines in the state.

California bill would ban conversion kits for automatic weapons

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - California lawmakers on Wednesday voted to ban kits used to convert standard firearms into semi-automatics capable of firing more than 10 rounds of ammunition without reloading, although a stricter gun control measure was stalled. The conversion kit ban, one of a number of gun control bills making their way through the legislature in the waning days of the session, also prohibits the purchase of large capacity magazines in the state.

Connecticut lawmakers unveil gun control plan

Connecticut lawmakers are expected to vote Wednesday on sweeping proposals to curb gun violence, saying they hope to send a message across the U.S. that a bipartisan agreement on gun control is possible in the wake of the horrific Newtown elementary school shooting.Legislative leaders on Monday revealed proposals spurred by the Dec. 14 school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, following weeks of bipartisan, closed-door negotiations.

Connecticut passes tough gun law after massacre

Connecticut's governor signed tough new gun ownership rules into law Thursday, four months after a deranged loner opened fire on an elementary school in the state, killing 20 children and six adults. Governor Dannel Malloy put his signature to the bill, noting that the state's ability to reach a bipartisan accord on the issue at a time of rancorous debate in Congress was "something quite different in our nation."

CORRECTED: Connecticut passes tough gun law after massacre

Connecticut's governor signed tough new gun ownership rules into law Thursday, four months after a deranged loner opened fire on an elementary school in the state, killing 20 children and six adults. Governor Dannel Malloy put his signature to the bill, noting that the state's ability to reach a bipartisan accord on the issue at a time of rancorous debate in Congress was "something quite different in our nation."

Connecticut passes tough gun law after massacre

Connecticut's governor signed tough new rules on gun ownership into law Thursday, four months after a deranged loner opened fire on an elementary school in the state, killing 20 children and six adults. Governor Dannel Malloy put his signature to the bill, noting that the state's ability to reach a bipartisan accord on the issue at a time of rancorous debate in Congress was "something quite different in our nation."

Assault weapons ban shrivels in US Senate

A proposed ban on assault weapons like the one used in an elementary school massacre last year has been removed from a broader gun control package, with Democrats conceding it would not get through Congress. The move by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid does not kill the proposal outright. But separating it from three other measures being strongly pushed by President Barack Obama's Democrats leaves it to wither in today's highly partisan Congress.

Assault weapons ban shrivels in US Senate

US lawmakers dropped an effort to include a ban on assault weapons in a broader gun control package Tuesday, conceding the difficulties of passing such legislation through Congress. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, as proposed in the wake of last year's mass murder of schoolchildren in Newtown, Connecticut, did not have the votes to pass.

US Senate panel backs assault weapons ban

US lawmakers approved a Democratic bill Thursday that would ban assault weapons and high-capacity gun magazines, in a party line vote three months to the day after the Newtown school massacre. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 10-8 for the measure. But despite President Barack Obama's backing, the ban is seen by many as the most problematic element in the president's push to reduce weapons violence by tightening up Americans' easy access to firearms.

US Senate panel backs assault weapons ban

A US Senate panel on Thursday approved a Democratic bill that would ban assault weapons and high-capacity gun magazines, in a party line vote three months to the day after the school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 10-8 for the bill, seen by many as the most problematic element of President Barack Obama's push to reduce weapons violence by tightening up Americans' almost unfettered access to firearms.
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