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Any semiatutomatic firearm not banned by name meeting the following criteria:

Connecticut General Statute Sec. 53-202a (3) (A)

       1.  Rifles - Any semiauto rifle that can accept a detachable magazine and has 2 or more of the following features:

  • Folding or telescoping stock
  • Pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action
  • Bayonet mount
  • A flash suppressor or threaded barrel designed to accommodate a flash suppressor
  • Grenade Launcher

 

Connecticut General Statute Sec. 53-202a (3) (B)

       2. Pistol - Any semiauto pistol that can accept a detachable magazine and has 2 or more of the following features:

  • An magazine that attaches to the pistol outside of the pistol grip
  • A threaded barrel capable of accepting a barrel extender, flash suppressor, forward handgrip or silencer;
  • A shroud that is attached to, or partially or completely encircles, the barrel and that permits the shooter to hold the firearm with the nontrigger hand without being burned
  • A manufactured weight of fifty ounces or more when the pistol is unloaded
  • Semiauto version of a fullauto firearm

 

Connecticut General Statute Sec. 53-202a (3) (C)

       3. Shotguns - Any semiauto shotgun with two or more of the following features:

  • Folding or telescoping stock
  • A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon
  • The ability to accept a detachable magazine
  • A fixed magazine capacity greater than 5 rounds

 

Connecticut General Statute Sec. 53-202a (4)

Or the possession of any parts capable of rapid assembly to create a "assault weapon"

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