Connecticut Gun Laws
Permitted if licensed
Duty to Notify Law Enforcement:
Only when asked by the officer
Restaurants Serving Alcohol:
No specific restriction
Firearms at Colleges:
Schools individually decide the weapons policy.
Firearms at K-12 Schools:
Firearms prohibited even in vehicles
Magazine Capacity Limitations:
Magazines with capacity over 10 must be registered
Vehicle Possession by Non-Permitees:
Handgun carry prohibited
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. Public Safety
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)
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