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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It is currently known that many Connecticut towns attempt to require more than the Commissioner of Public Safety requires. This issue has been addressed and resolved in a 1968 Opinion from the Connecticut Attorney General and in a Declaratory Ruling by the Board of Firearms Permit Examiners.

Anything outside of the state requirements listed on the state application is not required and should be provided on strictly a voluntary basis.

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