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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 903

 

January Session, 2007

 

LCO No. 2215

   

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

 

Introduced by:

 

SEN. LOONEY, 11th Dist.

SEN. HARP, 10th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING LOST OR STOLEN FIREARMS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That the general statutes be amended to require that when a firearm is not in the actual physical possession of the owner it be stored or kept in a manner so as to reduce the risk that it will be stolen or otherwise come into the possession of another person, to require the owner of a firearm to report the loss or theft of that firearm to a law enforcement agency within seventy-two hours of the time when such owner knew or should have known of such theft or loss, and to provide that a violation of these provisions shall be classified as an infraction for the first offense and a crime for a subsequent offense.

Statement of Purpose:

To reduce the number of illegally obtained guns used in the commission of crimes.