CONNECTICUT GUN LAWS
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CCW permit recognition
Connecticut is a “may issue” state.
Non-Resident permits available.
The permit is valid for 5 years.
- Must be at least twenty one years of age.
- A legal resident of the United States.
- Has a residence or business in the jurisdiction in which they are applying.
- Intends to use the handgun for only lawful purposes.
- Is a “suitable person” to receive a permit.
- Has successfully completed a handgun safety course.
- Has not been convicted of a felony or a violation of;
- Criminal possession of a narcotic substance;
- Criminally negligent homicide;
- Assault in the third degree;
- Reckless endangerment in the firstdegree;
- Unlawful restraint in the second degree;
- Riot in the first degree;
- Stalking in the second degree
- Has not been convicted as a delinquent for the commission of a serious juvenile offense.
- Has not been discharged from custody within the preceding twenty years after having been found not guilty of a crime by reason of mental disease or defect.
- Is not subject to a restraining or protective order issued by a court in a case involving the use, attempted use or threatened use of physical force against another person.
- Is not subject to a firearms seizure order issued for posing a risk of personal injury to self or others after a hearing.
- Is not prohibited from possessing a firearm for having been adjudicated as a mentally incompetent under federal law.
- Federal Law – Prohibits the following persons
Where You Can Carry
- Road side rest areas
- All areas of the state – except those listed below
Where You Cannot Carry
- Public or private elementary or secondary school property
- A permit to carry is required to carry a handgun outside one’s home (even though one may still be on his own property);
- In any place of business in which one is merely an employee, not an owner or operator;
- A permit is also required to transport a handgun back and forth between one’s home and place of business, or to and from a range for target shooting.
- Any building in which the 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 or either house thereof is located or any building in which a committee of the General Assembly is holding a public hearing.
- Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law.
Details on Connecticut Gun Laws
Get in Touch
Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection
Division of State Police
Special Licensing and Firearms Unit
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:15pm
Address 1111 Country Club Rd.
CityMiddletown, Ct. 06457
Phone (860) 685-8494