Updated: Saturday, 09 Mar 2013, 12:06 PM EST
Published : Saturday, 09 Mar 2013, 12:06 PM EST
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut General Assembly's Public Safety Committee is pushing ahead with a public hearing on myriad gun control proposals, offered by lawmakers in the wake of the deadly school shooting in Newtown.
The hearing comes as legislative leaders are expected to continue meeting behind closed doors Monday to discuss a possible bipartisan package that addresses the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. Leaders have said they hope to schedule a vote of the full General Assembly on that package soon.
Despite efforts to pass a comprehensive set of reforms, individual lawmakers have authored numerous gun control bills that are making their way through the legislative process.
Criminal background checks for private gun sales and the registration of all firearms are among the bills up for discussion on Thursday.
CT Law: "the name and address of a person issued a permit to sell at retail pistols and revolvers...or a state or a temporary state permit to carry a pistol or revolver...shall be confidential and shall not be disclosed...."
CT Law: The terms "pistol" and "revolver" means any firearm having a barrel less than twelve inches in length.
CT Law: Any person who is twenty-one years of age or older may apply to the Commissioner of Public Safety for an eligibility certificate for a pistol or revolver.
CT Law: No person shall carry any pistol or revolver upon his or her person, except when such person is within the dwelling house or place of business of such person, without a permit to carry the same....