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Gun Owners' Names, Addresses Could Become Public

A West Haven lawmaker has introduced a bill to make public the names of some 170,000 gun owners in Connecticut.

If you own a gun in this state your name and address could become public under a bill introduced in the General Assembly by State Rep. Stephen D. Dargan, D-West Haven.

Dargan filed the proposal in response to the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown that killed 20 children and 6 women on Dec. 14. His proposal would overturn a law passed in Connecticut 20 years ago that keeps private the names and addresses of gun owners.

In an interview with the Hartford Courant, Dargan said he wants gun ownership information to fall under the state's Freedom of Information Act in part so that parents can know whether the parents of their child's friends have guns in their homes.

"Maybe their kids are going over to Johnny Smith's, and maybe they want to see whether they have guns in the house," he told the newspaper.

Dargan's proposal follows another bill that was filed recently that seeks to limit who can own gun ammunition in Connecticut and to keep such ammunition out of the hands of felons. Gun control issues are expected to dominate the General Assembly's winter session, which formally begins next week, in the wake of the Newtown massacre.

R. Ludlowe January 07, 2013 at 10:59 PM
What's a "beehind?"
Frederick Klein January 07, 2013 at 11:00 PM
Is this your attempt to make up for your "poop" and "doo doo" remarks by displaying some kind of maturity? Apparently not.
Alrick H Man IV January 08, 2013 at 12:58 PM
Frederick Klien I own guns and I keep them secure in a safe how all guns should be kept this is what the law should be about keeping guns secure from individuals that are unstable or criminals it should be every gun owners responcibility.if they pass a law advertising gun owners names I will trump that by hanging a sign on my front porch saying I am a gun owner. Better yet send your kids to my house to play they'll be a lot safer than they are at your house because I am not afraid to protect them.
Frederick Klein January 08, 2013 at 02:14 PM
Um. Right.
Alrick H Man IV January 08, 2013 at 10:35 PM
you are pretty narrow minded fred

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