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Posted: 5/17/2002 1:40:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/17/2002 1:59:35 PM EDT by gardenWeasel]
Well this is official.[:(] First the story- [url]http://www.ctsportsmen.com/issues/last_gun_bill_still_active.htm[/url] [b]"During the past eight years there has been confusion in some circles over the meaning of "AK-47" type. The issue was addressed in a 1995 Connecticut Supreme Court decision, but that decision was ignored recently by the State Police and by a state's attorney who sought to have a Bulgarian SA-43 confiscated from its owner...."[/b] Text from the ammended bill [url]http://www.cga.state.ct.us/2002/amd/h/2002HB-05692-R00HB-AMD.htm[/url] "AN ACT CONCERNING FIREARMS AND FAMILY VIOLENCE. " After line 51, add the following: "Sec. 4. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) For the purposes of sections 4 and 5 of this act and subsection (a) of section 53-202c of the general statutes, as amended by this act, "specified assault weapon" means any of the following firearms: Auto-Ordnance Thompson type, Avtomat Kalashnikov AK-47 type, or MAC-10, MAC-11 and MAC-11 Carbine type. (b) The provisions of subsection (a) of section 53-202c of the general statutes, as amended by this act, shall not apply to any person who (1) in good faith purchased or otherwise obtained title to a specified assault weapon on or after October 1, 1993, and prior to May 8, 2002, in compliance with any state and federal laws concerning the purchase or transfer of firearms, (2) is not otherwise disqualified or prohibited from possessing such specified assault weapon, and (3) has notified the Department of Public Safety in accordance with subsection (c) of this section prior to October 1, 2003, that he or she possesses such specified assault weapon. (c) A person complies with the notice requirement of subdivision (3) of subsection (b) of this section if such person provides the Department of Public Safety with: (1) A copy of the proof of purchase for such specified assault weapon, and (2) one of the following: (A) A copy of state form DPS-3 with respect to such specified assault weapon, (B) a copy of federal ATF Form 4473 with respect to such specified assault weapon, or (C) a sworn affidavit from such person that such specified assault weapon was purchased in compliance with any state and federal laws concerning the purchase or transfer of firearms; except that, if such person does not have a copy of the proof of purchase for such specified assault weapon, such person may satisfy the requirement of subdivision (1) of this subsection by, not later than January 1, 2003, providing such information as the department may require on a form prescribed by the department together with a sworn affidavit from such person that such specified assault weapon was purchased in compliance with any state and federal laws concerning the purchase or transfer of firearms. (d) Any person who is a member of the military or naval forces of this state or of the United States and is unable to meet the notice requirements of subdivision (3) of subsection (b) and of subsection (c) of this section by October 1, 2003, because such person is or was on official duty outside this state, may file such notice within ninety days of returning to the state.
Link Posted: 5/17/2002 1:43:29 PM EDT
[b](e) As proof that a person has complied with the notice requirement of this section and that such notice has been received by the Department of Public Safety, the department shall issue a certificate of possession for such specified assault weapon. Such certificate shall contain a description of the firearm that identifies it uniquely, including all identification marks, and the full name, address and date of birth of the owner.[/b] .
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