CHAPTER 943
OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC PEACE AND SAFETY

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Sec. 53-202g. Report of loss or theft of assault weapon or other firearm. Penalty.
Sec. 53-202k. Commission of a class A, B or C felony with a firearm: Five-year nonsuspendable sentence.
Sec. 53-202aa. Firearms trafficking: Class C or Class B felony.

      Sec. 53-202g. Report of loss or theft of assault weapon or other firearm. Penalty. (a) Any person who lawfully possesses an assault weapon under sections 29-37j and 53-202a to 53-202k, inclusive, and subsection (h) of section 53a-46a or a firearm, as defined in section 53a-3, that is lost or stolen from such person shall report the loss or theft to the organized local police department for the town in which the loss or theft occurred or, if such town does not have an organized local police department, to the state police troop having jurisdiction for such town within seventy-two hours of when such person discovered or should have discovered the loss or theft. Such department or troop shall forthwith forward a copy of such report to the Commissioner of Public Safety. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to the loss or theft of an antique firearm as defined in subsection (b) of section 29-37a.

      (b) Any person who fails to make a report required by subsection (a) of this section within the prescribed time period shall commit an infraction and be fined not more than ninety dollars for a first offense and be guilty of a class D felony for any subsequent offense, except that, if such person intentionally fails to make such report within the prescribed time period, such person shall be guilty of a class C felony. Any person who violates subsection (a) of this section for the first offense shall not lose such person's right to hold or obtain any firearm permit under the general statutes.

      (P.A. 93-306, S. 7; P.A. 07-163, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 07-163 designated existing provisions as Subsec. (a) and amended same to make provisions applicable to "a firearm, as defined in section 53a-3" and assault weapons or firearms that are "lost or stolen", rather than "stolen", require person to report loss or theft to "the organized local police department for the town in which the loss or theft occurred or, if such town does not have an organized local police department, to the state police troop having jurisdiction for such town", rather than to "law enforcement authorities", require department to forthwith forward a copy of report to Commissioner of Public Safety and exclude loss or theft of an antique firearm from reporting requirement and added Subsec. (b) to establish as the penalty an infraction for a first offense and a class D felony for a subsequent offense for failing to make report within prescribed time period and a class C felony for intentionally failing to make report within prescribed time period and provide that violation of Subsec. (a) shall not cause a person to lose right to hold or obtain any firearm permit.

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      Sec. 53-202k. Commission of a class A, B or C felony with a firearm: Five-year nonsuspendable sentence.

      Trial court properly applied sentence enhancement provisions of section in a matter where defendant knowingly and voluntarily pled nolo contendere to section's provisions; in doing so defendant waived his right to a jury determination of the facts with respect to that charge. 103 CA 100.

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      Sec. 53-202aa. Firearms trafficking: Class C or Class B felony. (a) A person is guilty of firearms trafficking if such person, knowingly and intentionally, directly or indirectly, causes one or more firearms that such person owns, is in possession of or is in control of to come into the possession of or control of another person whom such person knows or has reason to believe is prohibited from owning or possessing any firearm under state or federal law.

      (b) Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be guilty of a class C felony if such person, on or after October 1, 2007, sells, delivers or otherwise transfers five or fewer firearms, and a class B felony if such person, on or after October 1, 2007, sells, delivers or otherwise transfers more than five firearms.

      (c) For the purposes of this section, "firearm" means "firearm" as defined in section 53a-3, but does not include a rifle or shotgun or an antique firearm as defined in subsection (b) of section 29-37a.

      (P.A. 07-163, S. 3.)

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