New Bills Added – 1/26/2013

 This is starting to get old. Here’s the newest batch of gun bills. The vast majority are the same 3-5 things submitted over and over and over again.

 Proposed H.B. No. 6215 REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST. ‘AN ACT LIMITING THE POSSESSION OF ASSAULT WEAPONS AND HIGH CAPACITY MAGAZINES’, to protect the public safety by limiting the possession of high capacity assault weapons and ammunition to police, members of the armed forces, and residents who belong to a shooting club that agrees to monitor its members’ use of assault weapons and magazines.
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 Proposed H.B. No. 6216 REP. HOLDER-WINFIELD, 94th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF FIREARMS, ASSAULT WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION’, to enact comprehensive controls on the possession and purchase of firearms, assault weapons and ammunition.
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 Proposed H.B. No. 6244 REP. GROGINS, 129th DIST.; REP. FAWCETT, 133rd DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE PURCHASE OF LONG GUNS AND LONG GUN AMMUNITION’, 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.
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 Proposed H.B. No. 6245 REP. GROGINS, 129th DIST.; REP. FAWCETT, 133rd DIST. ‘AN ACT REQUIRING THE REGISTRATION OF FIREARMS’, to require registration of all firearms.
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 Proposed H.B. No. 6246 REP. GROGINS, 129th DIST.; REP. FAWCETT, 133rd DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE SALE OF AMMUNITION FOR A PISTOL OR REVOLVER’, to reduce illegal handgun use by requiring a person to hold a valid permit to carry a pistol or revolver or eligibility certificate in order to purchase handgun ammunition.
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 Proposed H.B. No. 6247 REP. BOLINSKY, 106th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE DETERMINATION OF THE MENTAL HEALTH STATUS OF AN INDIVIDUAL APPLYING FOR A PISTOL OR REVOLVER CERTIFICATE OR PERMIT’, to strengthen the state’s firearm permitting process by requiring a more comprehensive mental health background check for individuals seeking a pistol or revolver certificate or permit.
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 Proposed H.B. No. 6248 REP. MINER, 66th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF FIREARMS BY THE STATE’, to allow the state to regulate firearms exclusively and to preempt the regulation of firearms by municipalities.
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 Proposed H.B. No. 6249 REP. CARTER, 2nd DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PURCHASE AND STORAGE OF FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION’, to establish requirements for the purchase of long guns and ammunition, the issuance and renewal of firearm certificates and permits and the safe storage of firearms, and make certain gun offenders ineligible for early release or parole.
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Proposed H.B. No. 6250 REP. GROGINS, 129th DIST.; REP. FAWCETT, 133rd DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS PRIOR TO THE SALE OR DELIVERY OF FIREARMS OTHER THAN HANDGUNS’, to ensure that criminal background checks are conducted prior to the delivery or sale of firearms other than handguns.
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 Proposed H.B. No. 6251 REP. YACCARINO, 87th DIST. ‘AN ACT REQUIRING FINGERPRINTING AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS PRIOR TO THE SALE, DELIVERY OR TRANSFER OF ALL LONG GUNS’, to require the completion of fingerprinting and a criminal background check prior to the sale, delivery or transfer of any long gun.
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 Proposed H.B. No. 6260 REP. GODFREY, 110th DIST.; SEN. BYE, 5th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING A MUNICIPAL RESPONSE TO GUN VIOLENCE’, to adopt the anti-violence initiative of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities.
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 Proposed H.B. No. 6261 REP. BUCK-TAYLOR, 67th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO ASSAULT WEAPONS AND FIREARMS’, to provide specific civil and criminal liability for property damage or personal injury that results from failure to report a lost or stolen assault weapon or other firearm or illegal transfer of an assault weapon or other firearm.
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 Proposed S.B. No. 781 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ‘AN ACT REQUIRING PRESENTATION OF A STATE PISTOL OR REVOLVER PERMIT TO PURCHASE AMMUNITION’, to require presentation of a state pistol or revolver permit to purchase ammunition. REF. JUDICIARY

 Proposed S.B. No. 782 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING SECURE STORAGE OF A FIREARM’, to expand the requirement to securely store a firearm.
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 Proposed S.B. No. 734 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ‘AN ACT ESTABLISHING A GUN OFFENDER REGISTRY’, to strengthen Connecticut’s public safety laws.
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 Proposed S.B. No. 737 SEN. AYALA, 23rd DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A GUN OFFENDER REGISTRY’, to help law enforcement officials intervene to reduce the commission of crimes by repeat offenders.
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 Proposed S.B. No. 739 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING THE APPEAL OF FIREARMS PERMITTING DECISIONS’, to eliminate the Board of Firearms Permit Examiners and allow individuals aggrieved by a decision of a firearms permit issuing authority to appeal directly to the superior court.
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 Proposed S.B. No. 740 SEN. BARTOLOMEO, 13th DIST.; REP. ABERCROMBIE, 83rd DIST.; REP. ALTOBELLO, 82nd DIST.; REP. FAWCETT, 133rd DIST.; REP. FRITZ, 90th DIST.; REP. LESSER, 100th DIST.; REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th DIST. ‘AN ACT INCREASING THE PENALTIES FOR STRAW PURCHASES OF FIREARMS’, to strengthen the state’s law against the “straw purchase” of firearms in the interest of public safety. .
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 Proposed S.B. No. 743 SEN. FRANTZ, 36th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING CRIMES COMMITTED WITH FIREARMS’, to increase the sentence for crimes committed with a firearm.
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 Proposed S.B. No. 742 SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING REBUILT ASSAULT WEAPONS’, to prohibit a person from rebuilding, with updated parts, a lawful assault weapon that was owned prior to October 1, 1993.
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 Proposed S.B. No. 780 SEN. LOONEY, 11th DIST. ‘AN ACT CONCERNING SUITABILITY FOR A PISTOL OR REVOLVER PERMIT’, to establish statutory standards for determining suitability for a pistol or revolver permit, and allow local authorities additional time to consider permit applications.
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 Proposed S.B. No. 745 SEN. GUGLIELMO, 35th DIST. ‘AN ACT RESTRICTING THE USE OF EXPLODING TARGETS’, to prohibit the use of exploding targets near dwellings.
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