Conn. lawmakers revise gun control legislation

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers have approved a package of revisions to the gun control legislation that passed in April in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

The House of Representatives voted 131-15 on Monday to adopt changes and exemptions to the bipartisan deal that strengthened the state's assault weapons ban and prohibited the sale of high capacity magazines.

The new bill allows individuals to possess and register assault weapons they purchased prior to or on the day the gun control law was passed but did not receive until after that date.

It also expands the list of enforcement officers who can legally possess and purchase the restricted firearms and allows them to retain them after their term of service ends.

The Senate passed the bill earlier in the day. It now goes to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's desk.