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Dems Mark 30th Anniversary Of Assault Weapons Ban With Push For New Gun Bill

With crime rates high and new types of guns reaching Connecticut in the early 1990s, lawmakers were looking for ways to turn the tide. “It was a very different time when it came to public policy related to firearms,” former state Rep. Mike Lawlor said Thursday at the Capitol. That attitude helped push a controversial, but bipartisan bill to ban most assault weapons in 1993.