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State of Connecticut. 2013 ‘Transfer, Delivery or Surrender of Firearms by Persons Ineligible to Possess Firearms.’ Connecticut General Statutes; Vol. 9, Title 29, Chapter 529 (Section 29-36k). Hartford, CT: Connecticut General Assembly. 1 January

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Section 29-36k. Transfer, delivery or surrender of firearms by persons ineligible to possess firearms. Destruction of firearms. Penalty.

(a) Not later than two business days after the occurrence of any event that makes a person ineligible to possess a pistol or revolver or other firearm, such person shall (1) transfer in accordance with section 29-33 all pistols and revolvers which such person then possesses to any person eligible to possess a pistol or revolver and transfer in accordance with any applicable state and federal laws all other firearms to any person eligible to possess such other firearms by obtaining an authorization number for the sale or transfer of the firearm from the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, and submit a sale or transfer of firearms form to said commissioner within two business days, except that a person described in subdivision (3) of subsection (a) of section 53a-217 may only transfer a pistol, revolver or other firearm under this subdivision to a federally licensed firearms dealer pursuant to the sale of the pistol, revolver or other firearm to the federally licensed firearms dealer, or (2) deliver or surrender such pistols and revolvers and other firearms to the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection. The commissioner shall exercise due care in the receipt and holding of such pistols and revolvers and other firearms. For the purposes of this section, a "person described in subdivision (3) of subsection (a) of section 53a-217" means a person described in said subdivision, regardless of whether such person was convicted under said subdivision.

(b) Such person, or such person's legal representative, may, at any time up to one year after such delivery or surrender, transfer such pistols and revolvers in accordance with the provisions of section 29-33 to any person eligible to possess a pistol or revolver and transfer such other firearms, in accordance with any applicable state and federal laws, to any person eligible to possess such other firearms, provided any such person described in subdivision (3) of subsection (a) of section 53a-217, or such person's legal representative, may only transfer such pistol, revolver or other firearm to a federally licensed firearms dealer pursuant to the sale of the pistol, revolver or other firearm to the federally licensed firearms dealer. Upon notification in writing by the transferee and such person, the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection shall, within ten days, deliver such pistols and revolvers or other firearms to the transferee. If, at the end of such year, such pistols and revolvers or other firearms have not been so transferred, the commissioner shall cause them to be destroyed.

(c) Any person who fails to transfer, deliver or surrender any such pistols and revolvers and other firearms as provided in this section shall be subject to the penalty provided for in section 53a-217 or 53a-217c [Class D felony].1 2

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