In 2019 Connecticut enacted a relatively strong ghost gun law,1 which includes provisions:
- Prohibiting the sale or receipt of an unfinished frame or receiver unless (1) the sale complies with all regulations for the sale of a pistol or revolver and carries a serial number, (2) the transfer is between FFLs, or (3) the transfer is a pre-arranged surrender to law enforcement.
- Requiring that individuals manufacturing guns that are not subject to federal serialization requirements acquire a serial number from the state Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection and affix it to the firearm, and requiring that such individuals pass a background check before being issued a serial number.
- Prohibiting the possession of unfinished frames or receivers by people who are legally disqualified from possessing firearms.
- Making it unlawful to aid or abet the manufacture of a firearm by or for a person who is legally disqualified from possessing firearms.
- Making it unlawful to aid or abet the manufacture of guns that are illegal to purchase or possess.
- Prohibiting the manufacture of a plastic firearm that “after removal of grips, stocks, and magazines” is not detectable by standard metal detectors.
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- Conn. Pub. Act No. 19-6 (2019).