New bill would require CT gun owners to report lost or stolen firearm

State legislators met in Hartford Wednesday to introduce a bill for stronger laws on gun safety.Currently, there is no state law in Connecticut requiring gun owners to report a lost or stolen firearm.

News 12 Staff

Mar 22, 2006, 10:47 PM

Updated 6,634 days ago

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New bill would require CT gun owners to report lost or stolen firearm
State legislators met in Hartford Wednesday to introduce a bill for stronger laws on gun safety.Currently, there is no state law in Connecticut requiring gun owners to report a lost or stolen firearm. State police and prosecutors say oftentimes, those stolen guns are the ones used to commit crimes. The proposed legislation would require a gun owner to report a lost or stolen gun within 72 hours or face criminal penalties. State Senator Andrew McDonald (D-Stamford) says if passed the bill would close a loophole and could reduce the number of crimes involving guns.


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