Article Photos: Conn. gun law seen as model for Congress, states 17/18

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, second from right, gestures at the conclusion of a legislation signing ceremony as Jackie and Mark Barden, left and second from left respectively, parents of Sandy Hook shooting victim Daniel Barden, and Neil Heslin, right, father of Sandy Hook shooting victim Jesse Lewis, right, look on at the Capitol in Hartford, Conn., Thursday, April 4, 2013. The legislation signed by Malloy 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. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)