Connecticut: State Senate OKs machine gun ban for children

The Connecticut Senate on April 30 approved a measure that would ban children under 16 years old from handling or shooting machine guns.

The legislation, which passed on a 31-2 vote, stems from the October death of an 8-year-old Ashford boy who accidentally shot himself in the head with an Uzi at a Massachusetts gun show.

The bill now moves to the House of Representatives, where it is expected to pass.