Connecticut State Gun Safe Storage Requirements – Liability and Criminal Negligence

by BJ on May 5, 2011

When researching the Gun Safe Storage and Child Access Prevention Laws for Connecticut I also located information where it also states that there are strict liability laws if a person fails to securely store a loaded firearm.  In addition, a person can be found criminally negligent if, due to their improper storage, a minor causes injury or death to himself or another.

Sec. 52-571g. Strict liability of person who fails to securely store a loaded firearm. Any person whose act or omission constitutes a violation of section 29-37i shall be strictly liable for damages when a minor obtains a firearm, as defined in section 53a-3, and causes the injury or death of such minor or any other person. For the purposes of this section, “minor” means any person under the age of sixteen years. (http://www.cga.ct.gov/2009/pub/chap925.htm#Sec52-571g.htm)

Sec. 53a-217a. Criminally negligent storage of a firearm: Class D felony. (a) A person is guilty of criminally negligent storage of a firearm when he violates the provisions of section 29-37i and a minor obtains the firearm and causes the injury or death of himself or any other person. For the purposes of this section, “minor” means any person under the age of sixteen years.
(b) The provisions of this section shall not apply if the minor obtains the firearm as a result of an unlawful entry to any premises by any person.
(c) Criminally negligent storage of a firearm is a class D felony.

(http://www.cga.ct.gov/2009/pub/chap952.htm#Sec53a-217a.htm)

You can also read more on the NRA/ILA website for the Firearms Laws for Connecticut: http://www.nraila.org/statelawpdfs/CTSL.pdf

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Since firearm, Gun Safe storage and Child Access Prevention Laws are constantly changing the information provided here is for general information only and not for official use. Please keep yourself updated about your states current laws by checking the website links provided, contacting your local police department or the police department in states you intend to travel.

 

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