The Connecticut State Police today released their training memorandum regarding the open carry of firearms in the State of Connecticut to Connecticut Carry through Attorney Rachel Baird’s law office. The memo details the obvious legality of carrying a firearm unconcealed in the State of Connecticut and puts the issue of arrest for lawful open carriers to bed once and for all.
Connecticut Carry will continue to work to make sure a copy of this memo hits every police department in the state and to make sure that citizens are fully aware of what to expect when they choose to not conceal their firearm in public.
Please distribute this memo far and wide to LEOs, citizens and anyone else who might benefit from the information. If you have a business open to the public, consider printing this out for your customers to take with them.
We wish to thank Connecticut Carry Director Ed Peruta and Attorney Rachel Baird for their efforts in securing this document in an expedited fashion as soon as they caught word of it. This will hopefully be timely to help keep other citizens from being arrested for no reason.
Stay safe out there. Keep calm and keep carrying.
Connecticut Carry is dedicated to advancing and protecting the fundamental civil rights of the men and women of Connecticut to keep and bear arms for defense of themselves and the state as guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Constitution of Connecticut.