The new certificates for purchasing long guns - rifles and shotguns - and ammunition that become available Monday were one of the key provisions in the Newtown legislation.
Adults 18 years and older can begin applying for the long gun eligibility certificates, which require completion of an instructional course and state and federal background checks. Those certificates or a valid state issued gun permit will be required as of April 1, 2014, for anyone who buys or receives a long gun. The certificate will be good for five years.
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