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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 6251

 

January Session, 2013

 

LCO No. 1780

   

Referred to Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. YACCARINO, 87th Dist.

 

AN ACT REQUIRING FINGERPRINTING AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS PRIOR TO THE SALE, DELIVERY OR TRANSFER OF ALL LONG GUNS.

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

That section 29-37a of the general statutes be amended to provide that, prior to the sale, delivery or transfer of any firearm other than a pistol or revolver to any person, (1) the fingerprints of such person shall be taken and submitted to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection and (2) the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall determine that such person is eligible to receive such firearm by completing a national instant criminal background check.

Statement of Purpose:

To require the completion of fingerprinting and a criminal background check prior to the sale, delivery or transfer of any long gun.