Lawmakers close gun loophole

The bill targets .22 caliber rifles that have certain characteristics.

The bill targets .22 caliber rifles that have certain characteristics. (6/4/13)

HARTFORD - Lawmakers have closed a gun law loophole that accidentally legalized a type of rifle that had been banned in the past.

It happened when the General Assembly passed a package of some of the toughest gun laws in the country in April.

The bill targets .22-caliber rifles that have certain characteristics.

The governor is expected to sign the bill into law.

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