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AN ACT CONCERNING LOOK-A-LIKE FIREARMS.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:
Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2012) (a) As used in this section, "look-a-like firearm" means any imitation firearm, simulated firearm, replica of a firearm or other device which substantially duplicates or is so similar in coloration and overall appearance to an existing firearm as to lead a reasonable person to perceive that the device is a firearm.
(b) No person shall alter, change, deface, remove, paint, emboss or in any other manner obliterate any coloration or markings that are required by any applicable state or federal law or regulation for any look-a-like firearm, in a manner that makes the look-a-like firearm look more like a firearm. Any person who violates any provision of this subsection shall have committed an infraction. This subsection shall not apply to the use of look-a-like firearms in theatrical productions including, but not limited to, motion pictures and television and stage productions.
(c) No person shall possess any look-a-like firearm, paintball gun, pellet-firing air gun or BB. gun in or on, or within one thousand five hundred feet of, the real property comprising a public or private elementary or secondary school. Any person who violates any provision of this subsection shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than three months or both.
(d) The provisions of this section shall not apply to any look-a-like firearm, paintball gun, pellet-firing air gun or BB. gun used by the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, police departments, the Department of Correction or the military or naval forces of this state or of the United States in the discharge of their official duties.
Statement of Purpose:
To make it an infraction for any person to deface the markings on any look-a-like firearm and to ban the possession of look-a-like firearms, paintball guns, pellet-firing air guns, and BB. guns within one thousand five hundred feet of, the real This is a ridiculous overreach of our state legislature to ban air guns and replicas from private homes and properties all over Connecticut. 1500 feet is a huge radius around the 'real property' of a public school. It exceeds even the Federal law on carrying real firearms without a permit around schools.
This needs to be fought aggressively.
There is public hearing on March 1st, 2012.
Here is how to testify:http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/content/yourvoice.asp
We should all also be writing our legislators to tell them how distasteful and restrictive this is.
Everyone needs to get testimony submitted on this. Everyone needs to contact their representatives.
This is a huge overreach and needs to receive the scrutiny and outcry it is demanding.
Public hearing information:
*SELECT COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN
THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012
The Select Committee on Children will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 2:30 P.M. in Room 1E of the LOB. Please submit 25 copies of written testimony to Committee staff at the time of sign up. Testimony submitted after sign-up may not be distributed until after the hearing. Sign-up for the hearing will begin at 1:30 P.M. in First Floor Atrium of the LOB. The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Legislators, Constitutional Officers, State Agency Heads and Chief Elected Municipal Officials. Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony. Unofficial sign-up sheets have no standing with the Committee.
SUBJECT MATTER: Child Related Bills
*S.B. No. 194 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE POSTPONEMENT OF JURY DUTY FOR BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS.
*H.B. No. 5184 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING DISSECTION CHOICE.
*H.B. No. 5218 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING TOXIC FIRE RETARDANTS IN CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS.
*H.B. No. 5219 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE INCLUSION OF YOUNG ADULTS IN THE ANNUAL REPORT CARD ON POLICIES AND PROGRAMS AFFECTING CHILDREN.
*H.B. No. 5220 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING LOOK-A-LIKE FIREARMS.
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