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Connecticut governor set to sign gun control bill

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Lawmakers in Connecticut have passed a wide ranging gun control law and now are awaiting the Governor's signature.  The new law includes new restrictions on weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines as a response to last year's deadly school shooting in Newtown.

The governor is expected to sign the wide-ranging bill at midday Thursday.

In addition to the gun restrictions, the legislation also addresses mental health and school security.

Some of the measures take effect right away. Those include expansion of the state's assault weapons ban, background checks for all firearms sales and a ban on the sale or purchase of magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.

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