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General Assembly


Raised Bill No. 6377

January Session, 2011


LCO No. 3284



Referred to Committee on Public Safety and Security


Introduced by:





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

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2011) (a) No municipality may regulate, restrict or license the ownership, possession, use, purchase, sale, transportation or transfer of firearms, ammunition for firearms or components for firearms, nor may any municipality maintain or enact any ordinance or regulation which in any way regulates, restricts, prohibits, licenses or affects the ownership, possession, use, purchase, sale, transportation or transfer of such firearms, ammunition or components except as otherwise provided in state or federal law.

(b) The matters described in subsection (a) of this section are under the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal government, and the laws relating to such matters are intended to fully occupy the areas described and preempt any city or town, or any political subdivision of a city or town from legislating on such matters except when expressly permitted by the state.

(c) A municipality shall not define any activity related to firearms as constituting a public nuisance or as being detrimental to public health and safety.

(d) The provisions of this section shall supersede any inconsistent ordinances or regulations enacted by a municipality.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2011

New section

Statement of Purpose:

To preempt municipal regulation of firearms.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]