Agence France-PresseApril 3, 2013 19:45
Senate legislators in Connecticut, where a gunman massacred 20 small children and six adults in December, passed the toughest US law on owning military-style rifles Wednesday.
The assembly's senate voted 26 to 10 in favor of the law, which was drafted after bipartisan debate, the majority Democrats announced. The lower house was expected also to vote yes shortly after, with Governor Dannel Malloy planning a signing ceremony on Thursday.
If made law, as expected, the legislation would be a boost for the country's beleaguered proponents of stricter gun controls.