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Connecticut governor signs tough gun-control law

April 04, 2013|By Michael Muskal

Four months after a lone gunman shattered the normal morning activities of a Connecticut elementary school in a fearsome shooting spree of 154 bullets in less than five minutes, that state’s governor on Thursday signed a tough gun-control law, the latest in an ongoing campaign to deal with weapons and violence.

At a Capitol ceremony, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed the bill, which passed the state’s legislature on bipartisan votes after 13 hours of debate.

“This is a profoundly emotional day,” Malloy said at the televised bill signing, surrounded by gun control advocates and officials, many of whom he hugged after the ceremony.

“I hope this is an example to the rest of the nation, especially for leaders in Washington," he said later.

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