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Effort To Ban Weapon Used In Newtown Failed In 2001, But Lawmakers Seek New Gun Restrictions
HARTFORD — Less than a week after the Newtown school massacre, state lawmakers are calling for sweeping new restrictions on guns and ammunition — while a key legislative leader says that the Bushmaster semiautomatic rifle used in last Friday's shootings would have been banned by a 2001 bill that failed after winning state Senate approval.
By DANIELA ALTIMARI and JON LENDER, firstname.lastname@example.org
December 20, 2012