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Posted on April 12, 2013
On April 4, Governor Dan Malloy (D) signed Senate Bill 1160 into law and, as expected, this law contains many onerous and damaging provisions that will only penalize responsible gun owners and sportsmen in Connecticut. Some provisions of this law are effective immediately, while others will go into effect in several months.
It is critical that you stay tuned to www.nraila.org to understand the impact of this new gun control law. Your NRA is doing everything in its power to reverse this dangerous law that has no affect on criminals and only impacts responsible gun owners and sportsmen in Connecticut.
EFFECTIVE ON OCTOBER 1, 2013:
o The fee (tax) for this certificate is $35 and must be renewed every 5 years.o You will be subjected to a criminal background investigation.o If you already hold a valid state Permit to Carry Pistols and Revolvers or newly created “long gun eligibility certificate,” you are exempt from this additional requirement to obtain a separate “ammunition and magazine certificate.”o You can apply for this certificate beginning on July 1, 2013.
EFFECTIVE ON JANUARY 1, 2014:
o Any non-resident who moves into Connecticut after January 1, 2014 will have 90 days to permanently disable, sell to a gun dealer or take out of state, any magazine that holds more than 10 rounds.
o Any non-resident who moves into Connecticut after January 1, 2014 will have 90 days to permanently disable, sell to a gun dealer or take out of state, any firearm that is now classified as an “assault weapon.”o Click here to see if your firearm will need to be registered by January 1 under the new law.
EFFECTIVE ON APRIL 1, 2014:
o The fee (tax) for this certificate is $35 and must be renewed every 5 years.o You must complete a DESPP- approved firearms training course.o You must submit fingerprints with your application.o The DESPP commissioner will have 60 days after the receipt of your application to issue the “long gun eligibility certificate,” which can then be presented to a licensed firearms dealer to purchase a long gun.o You can apply for this certificate beginning July 1, 2013.
It also remains uncertain as to the total implications to out-of-state hunters or individuals traveling through Connecticut. Your NRA will continue to keep you updated as the egregious provisions of this poorly drafted and deeply flawed law are analyzed.
magazine ban, Assault Weapons ban
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