General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 601

 

January Session, 2013

 

LCO No. 1205

   

Referred to Committee on JUDICIARY

 

Introduced by:

 

SEN. LOONEY, 11th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF ASSAULT WEAPON.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That section 53-202a of the general statutes be amended to expand the definition of "assault weapon" by: (1) Updating the physical characteristics of an assault weapon set forth in subparagraph (3) of subsection (a) of said section; (2) including all weapons that are "copycats" or functionally equivalent to the weapons named in the definition of "assault weapon"; and (3) designating as "assault weapons" several additional specifically named weapons and their equivalent types, including, but not limited to, the Armalite AR-10, M15 or Golden Eagle types; Bushmaster AR-15 or XM15 types; Colt AR-10 or Match Target types; DPMS Panther type; DS Arms SA 58 type; Eagle Arms M15 or EA-15 types; Fulton Armory AR-15 type; Hesse Arms HAR 15A2 or HAR-25 types; Intratec TEC DC-9 or AB-10 types, Knight's SR-15, SR-25, or RAS types; Les Baer Ultimate AR type; Olympic Arms AR-15, Car-97 or PCR types; Professional Ordinance, Inc. Carbon 15 rifle or Carbon 15 pistol types; Rock River Arms, Inc. Standard A2, Car A2, Standard A4 Flattop, Car Flattop, NM A2-DCM Legal or LE Tactical Carbine types; Special Weapons SW-5/45 type; Wilson Combat AR-15, Urban Tactical, Tactical Precision and Tactical Carbine types.

Statement of Purpose:

To expand the definition of assault weapon to include additional named weapons and weapon characteristics.