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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 6261

 

January Session, 2013

 

LCO No. 2104

   

Referred to Committee on JUDICIARY

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. BUCK-TAYLOR, 67th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO ASSAULT WEAPONS AND FIREARMS.

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

That the general statutes be amended to provide civil and criminal liability for any property damage or personal injury that results from (1) a person's failure to report the loss or theft of an assault weapon or other firearm pursuant to section 53-202g of the general statutes; or (2) a person's act of providing access to an assault weapon or firearm, or transferring an assault weapon or firearm, to a person knowing such person is ineligible to possess such assault weapon or firearm.

Statement of Purpose:

To provide specific civil and criminal liability for property damage or personal injury that results from failure to report a lost or stolen assault weapon or other firearm or illegal transfer of an assault weapon or other firearm.