I hate to say it, but this will be the case here. Connecticut has been teetering on the precipice for quite some time. When I lived there for six months (about two years ago), I saw it with the ammo capacity limitation bill they tried to pass. They just needed something to happen to force the guillotine blade to drop.
One madman shooting up a school of kids was that tipping point. We all know that it is wrong to hold law abiding gun owners responsible for the actions of a madman. Yet they are doing it in Connecticut, Colorado, and attempting it Federally as well as in other States (to varying degree).
Connecticut is joining the New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts axis of darkness. If the courts don't overturn this, it will stand. Ugly, obnoxious but truth.
Again, condolences to all citizens. I mourn with you today.