but he didn't need to -- he stole his mother's, along with her guns. So that's a felony theft charge, not a "gun" law violation
I don't know CT law but in LA theft of a firearm is a separate felony. If I'm working a burglary and there is a theft of a firearm involved. The suspect will be charged with the theft of normal items, theft of a firearm, and aggravated burglary(the moment the firearm is taken the felon has armed himself).