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Connecticut Chief Backs Gun Registry

March 07, 2011  | 

Norwalk (Conn.) Police Chief Harry Rilling testified before the state's Legislature that a proposal to create an offender gun registry would be a valuable tool for law enforcement, reports Norwalk Patch.

The Senate Bill 695 would establish the first such registry in the nation, according to a report at Here's what it would do:

The bill proposed by Looney requires that individuals who are convicted of gun crimes would have to register their photograph and address with the commissioner of public safety either following their conviction or release from incarceration. That information would be retained for four years and would be accessible to local law enforcement throughout the state. Each year the registrant would have to check in with the commissioner and immediately upon an address change. Failing to register would be a criminal act.

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Comments (4)

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Rick @ 3/7/2011 4:27 PM

Gun registration doesn't deter crime nor does it solve crime. Project Exhile (Texas and Virginia) actually put criminals in Federal prison by enforcing existing firearms laws. Crime dropped because bad guys went away and other bad guys stopped carrying guns; they were interviewed and didn't want to go to the federal pen.

roman @ 3/8/2011 5:53 AM

Why don't we start registering criminals and politians? Another elected official who is clueless. Perhaps if he was out on the street and not sitting behind a desk he would feel differently.

Michael @ 3/9/2011 2:20 AM

Another BS bill, the court system doesn't even prosecute for the violations
we have on the books now. This is just another "look at me" I supported this States Legislature in gun control. Waste of time and money again.

Guillermo @ 3/10/2011 12:53 AM

More "Feel Good" useless legislation! If they are a convicted felon coming out of the joint they have lost their gun rights anyway no matter if they committed a gun crime or not. If that felon has a gun in his possession then he has committed a crime, his parole is revoked and he goes back to prison and is hopefully convicted of yet another crime. Why waste taxpayer money on registration schemes, just put these POS back in the joint and keep 'em there!

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