Connecticut's Strict Gun-Control Laws May Soon Be Lifted By The Federal Government

Strict gun-control laws enacted by Connecticut state politicians in 2013, after more than two dozen school kids and staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary were shot dead by a crazed gunman, may soon be lifted by the federal government.

That is, if one gun-loving Republican congressman from upstate New York has his way.

U.S. Rep. Chris Collins (pictured above) unveiled new federal legislation Monday called the "Second Amendment Guarantee Act," or H.R. 3576. If passed into law, the new bill would prevent all state, county and city governments from enforcing local rifle and shotgun regulations stricter than those at the federal level.

"This is one of the more dramatic and extreme bills out there," Lindsay Nichols, federal policy director for the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, said in a phone interview Monday.

"It would really impact almost every state in the nation," she said.

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