Killingly Considers Firearms Restriction

KILLINGLY, Conn. (AP) _ Killingly officials are considering a ban on firearms, bows and arrows and other dangerous devices from being discharged within 500 feet of a home.

The Norwich Bulletin reports  that ordinance subcommittee Chairman John Hallbergh Jr. said officials are acting in response to a feud between two neighbors over whether one may fire a gun in his yard.

The proposal has gotten the attention of the Connecticut Citizens Defense League, a gun rights group. President Scott Wilson Sr. said the group is encouraging those who shoot on their properties to let town officials know their views.

The ordinance would not apply to residents who are acting in reasonable defense of their property.
Information from: Norwich Bulletin,

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  • Bill Boylan

    Isn’t it already illegal to discharge a firearm within 500 ft of a building? And isn’t this a matter reserved for the state, alone?

  • Greg H

    No, it’s illegal to hunt within 500 ft with a gun (unless you have permission). Simply discharging a firearm is determined town by town.

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