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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 5935

 

January Session, 2013

 

LCO No. 2347

   

Referred to Committee on JUDICIARY

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. FLEISCHMANN, 18th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING THE PURCHASE AND STORAGE OF FIREARMS.

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

That the general statutes be amended to (1) require better mental health screening of individuals seeking to purchase firearms who have mental health issues themselves or who have immediate family members sharing their residence who have mental health issues, (2) require all firearm target ranges to have secure locking cases or safes for the storage of semiautomatic firearms and assault rifles, (3) require all firearm owners to have secure locking cases or safes for the storage of their firearms when not in use, (4) require any firearm not being carried to be stored at a target range or at home in a secure locking case or safe, (5) prohibit the purchase, sale, use and transfer of magazines holding more than seven rounds, (6) establish a task force of legal scholars and jurists to examine the meaning of a "well-regulated militia" and report to the General Assembly on a proposed definition thereof, (7) require a criminal background check be performed for purchasers of ammunition that is parallel to the check required for purchasers of firearms, and (8) prohibit the purchase of a firearm by a person convicted of cruelty to animals in violation of section 53-247 of the general statutes.

Statement of Purpose:

To reduce gun violence and gun deaths in the state.