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About Connecticut Carry

Connecticut Carry is a 501(c)(4) non-partisan, grassroots, non-profit organization devoted to educating and protecting our rights in Connecticut.

The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution reads:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Article 1, Section 15 of the Connecticut State Constitution reads:

Every citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the state.

These are our guiding principles. Every human has a right to own and carry a firearm in defense of himself and the state.

According to the Connecticut General Statutes, any citizen wishing to buy or carry a handgun to exercise their human right to defend themselves must obtain and carry a Connecticut Pistol Permit. Connecticut citizens currently possess in excess of 170,000 pistol permits. We intend to increase that amount through education and hard work. Many people have experienced problems, delays and wrongful denials in their efforts to obtain their Connecticut State Pistol Permit. We will work to change that. The law is currently on our side, and the various local issuing authorities around the state need to obey the laws they have sworn to uphold. We must stay polite and professional, but we must always be aware our rights and we must always hold the authorities to the laws of our state. We have that duty to our fellow citizens and to future generations.