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Overview for Connecticut

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.

Permit to PurchaseDetails
Open CarryDetails
Concealed CarryDetails
State Preemption of Local RestrictionsDetails
Firearm RegistrationDetails
Owner LicenseDetails

Law Long-guns Handguns
Permit to Purchase No Yes
Open Carry Partial Yes
Concealed Carry No Yes
State Preemption of Local Restrictions Partial Partial
Firearm Registration No No
Owner License No No

The Concealed Carry Permit

(often encompasses the open carry permit)

Offical Concealed Carry page for Connecticut.

Connecticut honors the permits of

Connecticut does not honor any other state's permits.

Connecticut's permits are honored by

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin

Connecticut FAQ

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