Law Summary

Connecticut Gun Laws

  Open Carry: Prohibited
  Duty to Notify Law Enforcement: Only when asked by the officer
  State Parks: Prohibited
  Restaurants Serving Alcohol: No specific restriction
  Firearms at Colleges: No firearms allowed on any state colleges or university. Private colleges may decide their own policy.
  Firearms at K-12 Schools: Firearms prohibited even in vehicles
  Church Carry: Churches act like any other private property and may restrict
on a church by church basis
  Hotels: No legal restriction - Reference article on page 67
  Secure Storage Requirements: Firearms must be securely stored any time they are not in the owner's immediate control.
  Magazine Capacity Limitations: Magazines with capacity over 10 may not be brought into Connecticut except by a FFL. Existing magazines with capacity greater than 10 rounds are legal if registered with the state police before Jan 1st 2014.
  Suppressor Ownership: Lawful
  Vehicle Possession Without Recognized Permit: Handgun carry in vehicle prohibited except when in compliance with 18 USC 926A (see page 60)
  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.
  Non-Resident Permits: Yes you may apply
  Constitutional Carry: No
  Duty to Retreat: Duty to Retreat before using Deadly Force except when in your dwelling (53a-19)
  Places Off Limits: School grounds.
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.
All courthouses.
State worksites.
Additional restrictions may apply to specific cities or counties.
  State Contact Info: Connecticut Dept. Emergency Services
1111 Country Club Rd
Middletown, CT 06457
  Permit Issuing Authority: Connecticut State Police
  Length of Permit Validity: 5 years
  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.
  Resident Permit Reciprocity:
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