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Connecticut panel drafts gun-law overhaul

A bipartisan legislative task force in Connecticut has agreed on a major overhaul of the state's gun laws.
Hartford, Conn. (WSYR-TV/CNN) - A bipartisan legislative task force in Connecticut has agreed on a major overhaul of the state's gun laws.

December's deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in which 26 people – including 20 first graders – were killed, sparked a national debate around gun violence.

The draft legislation would add more than 100 types of guns to the state's list of banned assault weapons.

It would also limit the capacity of ammunition magazines to 10 rounds.

While leaders hashed out the details Monday, family members of those killed in the mass shooting in Newtown gathered nearby.

They handed out pictures of loved ones and demanded change.

The legislation would immediately ban any further sale, purchase or importation of magazines that can hold more than ten rounds, but would allow current owners of larger-capacity magazines to keep them.

Families of the children slain in Newtown say they'd rather see an across-the-board ban.

The Connecticut General Assembly will take up the legislation when it returns to session Wednesday.

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