Article Photos: Conn. gun law seen as model for Congress, states 12/18

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signs legislation at the Capitol in Hartford, Conn., Thursday, April 4, 2013, which includes new restrictions on weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines, a response to last year's deadly school shooting in Newtown. The legislation adds more than 100 firearms to the state's assault weapons ban, sets eligibility rules for buying ammunition, and creates what officials have called the nation's first dangerous weapon offender registry. Some parts of the bill would take effect immediately after Malloy's signature, including background checks for all firearms sales. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)