General Assembly Proposed Bill No. 6244
January Session, 2013 LCO No. 1471
Referred to Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY
Introduced by:
REP. GROGINS, 129th Dist.
REP. FAWCETT, 133rd Dist.
AN ACT CONCERNING THE PURCHASE OF LONG GUNS AND LONG
GUN AMMUNITION.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General
Assembly convened:
1 That chapter 529 of the general statutes be amended to (1) create an
2 eligibility certificate for a rifle or shotgun that shall be issued by the
3 Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection upon a
4 finding that an applicant meets the same requirements that apply to
5 the issuance of eligibility certificates for pistols and revolvers, as
6 specified in section 29-36f of the general statutes, and (2) prohibit any
7 person from purchasing or receiving a rifle or shotgun or ammunition
8 for a rifle or shotgun without a valid eligibility certificate for a rifle or
9 shotgun.
Statement of Purpose:
To reduce the use of long guns in the perpetration of crime by
imposing the same requirements that apply to the purchase or receipt
of pistols and revolvers on the purchase and receipt of long guns and
long gun ammunition.