Connecticut’s firearm regulations are among the most restrictive in the U.S. especially concerning assault weapons.
After the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Connecticut passed some of the countries strictest gun restrictions. Magazine capacity were cut to 10 rounds and background checks are required for privet firearm sales (this includes sales at gun shows. Connecticut also passed one of the most expansive assault weapons bans, which includes over 100 models of firearms. There was also an increase on mental health checks and school safety. New requirements for who can purchase ammunition were passed at the same time. One of the items passed was a first of the United States, a registry of dangerous offenders. This registry can only be accessed by police and law enforcement officers.
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(often encompasses the open carry permit)
A large capacity mag in Connecticut can be considered a magazine, drum, belt that can accommodate more than 10 rounds. This rule does not apply for a feeding device that has been altered so that it cannot hold more than 10 rounds at a time. This rule also applies for a .22 caliber tube ammunition feeding device. Along with that. A tubular magazine that is contained in a lever-action firearm does not have to follow this rule. When it comes to a magazine that is permanently inoperable, it is exempted from that rule
The following is a list of imitation firearms in Connecticut:
BB guns are considered to be an imitation firearm
Yes, Connecticut has a gun buy back program.
The program aims to reduce the number of guns in the state to prevent gun crimes. The program is run by the hospitals and local police stations and offers
Yes, Connecticut has an inheritance gun law.