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Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, center, completes signing legislation at the Capitol in Hartford, Conn., Thursday. that includes new restrictions on weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines, a response to last year’s deadly school shooting in Newtown.

Connecticut adopts some of the nation’s toughest gun-control laws with bipartisan support. Here’s the Time report.

Following up on the commentary in The Bee on Wednesday by RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, West Wing Reports says that President Obama raised $3.25 million for Democratic candidates at last night’s fund-raiser in San Francisco. We’ll have something to say about Obama’s latest ATM venture in California on Friday’s editorial page.

In Friday’s print edition of The Bee, we will run a column on North Korea by Paul Brandus, one of the top independent journalists covering the the White House. But you can read the column right now by clicking here.

The California Constitution apparently is toothless when it comes to the law requiring Assembly and Senate candidates to live in their districts for one year to be eligible to run for office. The Bee’s John Ellis has the story.

Our Letter of the Day is from Mark Hays Pearson of Fresno, who writes on Ayn Rand. Read it here.

Gun legislation being proposed in wake of school shooting tragedy

Sen. Diane Feinstein says she will propose an assault weapons ban when Congress goes back in session. Her legislation is in response to Friday’s school shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. Feinstein authored the last federal assault weapons ban, which has expired.

“This is really the straw that breaks the camel’s back,” Feinstein said in an interview with McClatchy Newspapers. “I’m beside myself over this.”

Here is more from the McClatchy story:

“She says it will ban the sale of more than 100 specified assault weapons, including the Bushmaster assault rifle used in Friday’s massacre, as well as ammo clips and drums containing more than 10 bullets. Similar to the 1994 law, she says the new proposal will exempt more than 900 specified firearms. Unlike the 1994 bill, though, the new version won’t be limited to 10 years.”