Gun control law in Connecticut after Newtown shooting

Connecticut law-makers have passed a wide-ranging gun control law in response to Newtown school shooting last December, the Associated Press reports.

The measure ban the sales of large-capacity ammunition magazines and more than 100 weapons that previously had been legal.

Adam Lanza shot dead 20 pupils and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary Scho Credit: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Some of the measures which will take effect right immediately include an 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.

The bill also addresses mental health and school security measures.