As of 4/4/2013, SB 1160 is now in effect across Connecticut. This 138 page gun ban drastically alters the laws regarding firearms in Connecticut. No answer in this FAQ should be considered updated until this message is removed. We will be reviewing the new laws and the impacts they will have on Connecticut law and updating this FAq and our site as necessary.

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No. "Need" is not among the criteria stated in the law. However, issuing authorities may inquire into the reason that you wish a permit in order to determine that you intend to make no unlawful use. The issuing authority may not deny or delay your permit application on grounds of "insufficient need".

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