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    This summary of the disgusting new gun law was written before the proposal was voted on, and there were amendments, but I don't think anything significant changed:

    Create a statewide "dangerous weapon offender" registry. Any CT resident convicted of a gun crime must register with the state for five years and check in once a year with law enforcement. Unlike the sex offender registry, this database is not publicly accessible. In all likelihood, it would be available through FOI.

    All guns sales will require universal background checks, regardless of who is selling it and the gun type. (Previously, only licensed dealers had to conduct background checks when selling handguns.)

    Over 100 weapons will be banned under an expanded "assault weapons ban." As of right now, all selective-fire firearms are considered assault weapons. Semi-automatic rifles and pistols are judged by their characteristics: for example, any two "military-style" characteristics can render a gun illegal. The proposed legislation only requires that one of these features be present. This will almost certainly cover a wide variety of firearms.

    Firearms that violate the above restrictions but are currently owned by CT residents must be registered with the state. Their sale and transfer will be restricted.

    Magazines that hold more than 10 rounds will be made illegal. The purchase of a "large capacity magazine" will become a Class D felony. "Large capacity magazines" already possessed by CT residents must be registered with the state and cannot be loaded with more than 10 bullets except in a home or shooting range. Even if you have a concealed carry permit, you may not load one of these magazines past 10 bullets and carry it outside the home except at a shooting range.

    Pistols purchased after the effective date of the legislation can never be loaded with a "large capacity magazine", regardless of whether it has 10 rounds in it or not.

    The state will issue a "long gun eligibility certificate", which essentially is a permit to buy rifles and shotguns.

    The state will issue an "ammunition eligibility certificate", which can be revoked by the state and is required to purchase any ammunition of ammunition magazine. It will be illegal to purchase ammo unless you have gone through the background checks.

    Those who have voluntarily admitted themselves into psychiatric care will be barred from owning a firearm for six months after release even if they are not considered a harm to themselves or others.

    An individual cannot re-apply for a denied pistol permit for a full year.

    The official 49 page summary of the bill is here: http://www.cga.ct.gov/2013/BA/2013SB-01160-R00-BA.htm

    The full 138 page bill is here: http://www.cga.ct.gov/2013/TOB/S/201...160-R00-SB.htm
    "Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem."
    Ronald Reagan, 1981



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    The following members of the General Assembly voted FOR the bill:

    ABERCROMBIE
    ALBIS
    ALEXANDER
    AMAN
    ARCE
    ARCONTI
    ARESIMOWICZ
    AYALA
    BACKER, T.
    BARAM
    BECKER, B.
    BERGER (DEP)
    BOLINSKI
    BOUKUS
    BUTLER
    CAFERO (Republican Minority Leader!)
    CANDELARIA, J.
    CARPINO
    CLEMONS
    COOK
    CUEVAS
    D'AGOSTINO
    DARGAN
    DAVIS, P.
    DEMICCO, M.
    DILLON
    DIMINICO, j.
    FAWCETT
    FLEISCHMANN
    FLEXER
    FLOREN
    FOX, D.
    FOX, G.
    FREY
    FRITZ
    GENGA
    GENTILE
    GODFREY (DEP)
    GONZALEZ
    GROGINS
    GUERRERA
    HADDAD
    HAMPTON
    HENNESSY
    HEWETT
    HOLDER-WINFIELD
    HOVEY
    HURLBURT
    HWANG
    JANOWSKI
    JOHNSON
    KINER
    KLARIDES
    KOKORUDA
    KUPCHICK
    LARSON
    LAVIELLE
    LEMAR
    LESSER
    LOPES
    LUXENBERG
    MARONEY
    MCGEE
    MEGNA
    MILLER, P.
    MILLER, P. B.
    MORIN
    MORRIS
    MOUKAWSHER
    MUSHINSKY
    NAFIS
    O'BRIEN
    O'DEA
    O'NEILL
    PERONE
    REED
    RILEY
    RITTER, E. (DEP)
    RITTER, M.
    ROJAS
    SANCHEZ
    SANTIAGO, E.
    SANTIAGO, H.
    SEAR
    SERRA
    SHABAN
    SHARKEY (SPKR)
    SMITH
    SRINIVASAN
    STALLWORTH
    STEINBERG
    TERCYAK
    TONG
    URBAN
    VARGAS
    VERRENGIA
    VICINO
    WALKER
    WALKO
    WIDLITZ
    WILLIS
    WOOD
    WRIGHT, C.
    WRIGHT, E.
    YACCARINO

    http://www.cga.ct.gov/2013/jnl/H/201...03-R00-JNL.htm
    "Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem."
    Ronald Reagan, 1981

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    The following members of the State Senate voted FOR the bill:

    JOHN W. FONFARA
    ERIC D. COLEMAN
    ANDREA STILLMAN
    GARY LEBEAU
    KEVIN KELLY
    STEVE CASSANO
    ANTHONY J. MUSTO
    BETH BYE
    ANDRES AYALA
    TERRY B. GERRATANA
    MICHAEL A. MCLACHLAN
    BOB DUFF
    TONI BOUCHER
    PAUL DOYLE
    CARLO LEONE
    TONI N. HARP
    JOHN MCKINNEY
    MARTIN M. LOONEY
    DONALD E. WILLIAMS, JR.
    EDWARD MEYER
    DANTE BARTOLOMEO
    GAYLE SLOSSBERG
    JOAN V. HARTLEY
    LEONARD FASANO
    JOSEPH J. CRISCO, JR.
    L. SCOTT FRANTZ

    http://www.cga.ct.gov/2013/jnl/S/201...03-R00-JNL.htm
    "Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem."
    Ronald Reagan, 1981

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    The Connecticut Libertarian Party would like to target as many of these idiots as possible in 2014. A lot of them are Republicans.
    "Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem."
    Ronald Reagan, 1981






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