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Connecticut Gun Laws and How Their Rules Compare Nationally

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Danielle Vabner holds a image of her little brother Noah Pozner, who was shot and killed in the Newtown Connecticut massacre, during a news conference on gun safety, on June 17, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 12:01 PM

In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook school shooting in 2012, Connecticut lawmakers passed what was considered one of the most restrictive gun laws in the U.S.

The law restricted the sale of semi-automatic weapons and set up a registry for assault weapons legally obtained before the law took effect. The law mandated background checks for private gun sales and created the nation’s first statewide dangerous weapon offender registry.

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Connecticut was one of eight states to pass gun restriction laws in the wake of Sandy Hook. Other states passing similar legislation included Colorado, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, and California.

The Brady Campaign, which lobbies for gun control, ranked the 2013 Connecticut law as the second most restrictive in the nation behind California.

States with the broadest interpretation of 2nd Amendment rights include Arizona, Alaska, Wyoming, and South Dakota.

The National Rifle Association is working to repeal the Connecticut law, calling it an attack on thousands of law abiding citizens who own guns.

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