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New Canaan Had Second Highest Firearms Recovery Rate in CT in 2011

An incident that occurred in January 2011 in which police seized 137 firearms from a single residence lifted New Canaan to second place on the list of top firearm recovery cities, according to a report in the Stamford Advocate.

The wealthy and tranquil enclave of is known for its lavish estates, fancy cars and idyllic downtown with trendy shops and upscale restaurants.

Would anyone guess that it was second highest in the state for seizures in 2011?

According to a report in the Stamford Advocate, an incident that occurred in January 2011 in which from a single residence lifted New Canaan to second place on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' list of top firearm recovery cities.

Due to that single incident, New Canaan is second only to Hartford in terms of the number of firearms seized in 2011. New Canaan police confiscated a total of 142 guns for the year, according to the report.

New Haven ranks third on the list with 136 confiscated guns. Altogether police seized 1,503 firearms in Connecticut last year.

For more, check out the Stamford Advocate report.

TP June 05, 2012 at 01:32 AM
After coming in 15th in the school rankings, glad to see we come out tops in Fairfield County on SOMETHING !
stella bella June 05, 2012 at 12:18 PM
If the charges were dropped in this incident, then all of the guns should have been returned since no crime was committed. The reason why our crime rate in the lower fairfield county is so low is because many people are armed. ATF should be a convenient store not a government agency. Disgusting.
Glen K Dunbar August 11, 2012 at 11:02 AM
New Canaan is known for someting else too. making poor Glen tow a line longer and harder than ANYONE else. I am glad though New Canaan is tough on guns. NOBODY should have guns other than Police. I

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