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Wed Apr 3, 2013, 10:42 PM

Summary of Connecticut Gun Safety Legislation (SB1160)

So Connecticut is about to pass what may be the strictest gun law in the country, here's a quick summary:


  1. Passes strictest assault weapons ban in the country, and virtually outlaws future sales of the AR-15. Current owners are required to register their AR-15/assault weapon with the state.

  2. Bans future sale of magazines with a capacity of more than 10 rounds. Magazines in possession of gun owners of a larger size will need to be registered with state police. Those registered can only be loaded beyond 10 rounds at a gun range.

  3. Creates a long gun eligibility permit that requires the individual applying to undergo a background check, including finger printing. This complements the previous requirement for handgun eligibility permits. Effectively, all gun purchases would require the buyer get “pre-qualified” by obtaining the eligibility permit.

  4. Creates a new ammunition permit that requires the applicant to undergo a background check. Those with rifle/pistol permits do not need this permit.

  5. All gun sales, including private sales, will require a NICS background check. The state will set up a phone line to call in and will require a form to be filled out and turned in for all private sales.


More summary here: http://www.cga.ct.gov/2013/BA/2013SB-01160-R00-BA.htm

Read Bill: http://www.cga.ct.gov/2013/BA/2013SB-01160-R00-BA.htm


As a gun owner in Connecticut, I'm quite happy with the bill. It doesn't remove anyone's property, but will help choke down on illegal guns flowing around. Since 1993 all handguns have been effectively registered in state, and with the new forms and background checks, the street sales will hopefully decline making cities safer. On back of that, tightening of ammunition sales to only people who have undergone background checks should cut the supply to those with illegal guns. With the new forms that track purchases and eligibility permits, the state can be assured that only those who are allowed to buy guns will be able to acquire them.


You can track progress of the House debate here: http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGAHouseSession/house.asp

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jimmy the one Apr 2013 #3
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Response to NutmegYankee (Original post)

Wed Apr 3, 2013, 11:23 PM

1. Thank you for the details. I didn't see your thread first, shall I delete and add to this?

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Response to freshwest (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 4, 2013, 05:19 AM

2. It's up to you. nt

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Response to NutmegYankee (Original post)

Thu Apr 4, 2013, 07:30 AM

3. welcome colorado to guncontrol elite?

Cheers Yankee (from another one); I am somewhat confused by conn's ccw rules tho, I keep reading it is technically a may issue state but de facto 'shall issue' in that about anyone can get a ccw/rtc permit if they want it, a firearms test all that is essentially required, the permit as well & bg check. (I prefer the may issue standard for carrying concealed firearms, demonstrated need).

Thought I'd toss this in as well. Right now there are 9 states which are recognized as guncontrol states (this ties in with how often cities in those states keep getting mentioned as crime ridden guncontrol hellholes by the gunnuts, such as chicago, dc, also known as 'liberal city bashing' - detroit/flint gives them fits since they enabled shall issue!).
Those 9 guncontrol states are below, & I think colorado might now qualify as one to be added, tho it allows shall issue ccw.

My point is, that if we consider colorado we have ten solid progressive guncontrol states (plus DC which is included so as not to exclude a half million people from national totals), we'd have 10 states of the 50, for 20% of the states. However, when we look at population of those 10 states we get roughly 103 million people, which is essentially 33% of the national population of 309 million people (2010 census).

gun control states: Colorado 5.1 million, maryland 5.8, ny 19.4, cn 3.6, calif 37.4, illinois 12.9, mass 6.6, nj 8.8, hawaii 1.4, RI 1.0, DC 0.6. http://www.thegreenpapers.com/Census10/HouseAndElectors.phtml

Ha, new jersey has 8.8 million, mass 6.6, didn't realize nj had more people than massachusetts.
Erk, point is that, at 33%, guncontrol states are overrepresented by population, from their 20% percentage of states.
Were we to toss in 'neutralish' states which don't abide with redstate guns galore mentality like alaska arizona utah etc, guncontrol would get near 50% population percent I'm sure.
As a gunowner you might not give a whit, but as a former gun owner I just thought I would!

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Response to jimmy the one (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 4, 2013, 09:35 PM

4. I wish I lived in a gun control state...

10 solid progressive gun control states.

thank you to these states for leading the way

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