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FIREARM LAWS &REGULATIONS

CONNECTICUT
CONCEALED CARRY

Connecticut has one of the more varied concealed carry laws. It is up to local law enforcement who gets a permit (May-Issue).
Applications to gain a permit are based on what is known as a ‘suitability clause’. There are two steps involved, one application at the local level and one at the state level.

OPEN CARRY

Connecticut has one of the more varied concealed carry laws. It is up to local law enforcement who gets a permit (May-Issue).
Applications to gain a permit are based on what is known as a ‘suitability clause’. There are two steps involved, one application at the local level and one at the state level.

MOTOR VEHICLE CARRY

Must have a permit to have a gun or firearm in your vehicle.
Cannot leave a handgun in an unattended vehicle unless it is in a locked glove compartment, locked safe, or in the trunk.

NATIONAL FIREARMS ACT (NFA) FIREARMS

Machine guns are legal, as long as they do not select-fire.
Legal in Connecticut:
Suppressors (silencers)
Short Barreled Shotguns
Short Barreled Rifles

HUNTING

Handguns and rifles, any caliber, are prohibited on state-leased land and permit-required hunting areas.
Firearms with .22 caliber bullets or larger are prohibited on state owned land.

FIREARM TRANSFERS & SALES

Buying a handgun from a private party includes a background check, done through a licensed gun dealer.
A Connecticut Pistol Permit (CTPP) or Certificate of Eligibility is also required for purchasing a handgun in Connecticut.
Gun shows require a background check to purchase a firearm.
There is not a minimum age to possess a long gun.
You must be 18 to buy a long gun, and 21 to buy a handgun.
You must be 21 in order to buy or sell a semi-automatic firearm with at least 5 rounds.
The number of firearms per month that can be purchased is unlimited.

AMMUNITION REGULATIONS

In Connecticut, you must be 18 to purchase ammo.
You must have a Certificate of Eligibility or have a carry permit in order to purchase ammo.

OTHER

Other Info

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