Connecticut Gun Laws
Allowed if one has a license to carry
Duty to Notify Law Enforcement:
Only when asked by the officer
Restaurants Serving Alcohol:
No specific restriction
Firearms at Colleges:
No firearms allowed on any state colleges or university. Private colleges may decide their own policy.
Firearms at K-12 Schools:
Firearms prohibited even in vehicles
Magazine Capacity Limitations:
Magazines with capacity over 10 may not be brought into Connecticut except by a FFL. Existing magazines with capacity greater than 10 rounds are legal if registered with the state police before Jan 1st 2014.
Vehicle Possession Without Recognized Permit:
Handgun carry in vehicle prohibited except when in compliance with 18 USC 926A (see page 60)
Firearm Law Uniformity:
No preemption statute. Laws may vary by local jurisdiction
Permit Training Requirements:
A handgun safety course which must consist of no less than the NRA's Basic Pistol Course. Live fire is also required.
Permit Issuing Authority:
Connecticut State Police
State Contact Info:
Connecticut Dept. Emergency Services
1111 Country Club Rd
Middletown, CT 06457
Length of Permit Validity:
Permit Application Process:
First you must obtain a temporary permit from your local police department. Then after completing the required training you can submit your application.
Yes you may apply
Places Off Limits:
Any building in which any chamber of either house of the General Assembly is located or in which the official office of any member, officer or employee of the General Assembly or the office of any committee of the General Assembly is holding a public hearing.
Additional restrictions may apply to specific cities or counties.
Resident Permit Reciprocity:
Duty to Retreat:
Duty to Retreat before using Deadly Force except when in your dwelling (53a-19)
No legal restriction - Reference article on page 67
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