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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 506

 

January Session, 2013

 

LCO No. 1329

   

Referred to Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

 

Introduced by:

 

SEN. FRANTZ, 36th Dist.

 

AN ACT REQUIRING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR ALL PRIVATE FIREARM SALES.

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 require any individual who sells a firearm in a private sale to another individual, excluding an immediate family member, to take the necessary steps to cause a background check on such purchaser to be performed through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

Statement of Purpose:

To require criminal background checks of all purchasers of firearms at private gun sales.