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Connecticut Ban on ‘Ghost Guns’ and Plastic Firearms Goes Into Effect

October 1, 2019

A state ban on firearms assembled from parts purchased piecemeal that lack a serial number has gone into effect in Connecticut.

Connecticut House Bill 7219 took effect Tuesday, October 1, 2019. The new law requires anyone who makes a gun to get a serial number for it from the state if it doesn’t already have one.

Hobbyists can still build their own guns “as long as they register them with the state and receive a serial number,” according to the Hartford Courant.

The law also bans plastic guns that would not trigger a metal detector, according to the Hartford Courant.

The new law states:

“No individual shall complete the manufacture or assembly of any firearm from polymer plastic, unless such plastic is embedded with at least three point seven ounces of material type 17-4 PH stainless steel and such firearm is engraved or otherwise marked with a unique serial number or other mark of identification …”



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