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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As long as you are not prohibited from possessing firearms/handguns, you do not need a pistol permit when moving to Connecticut with legally owned handguns in your possession. It is recommended however that one obtains a non resident pistol permit before moving into the state then notifying the DEPP/SLFU to change the address on your pistol permit to your new Connecticut address.

Note: You cannot carry your handgun outside of your home/business, with limited exceptions, without a valid Connecticut Pistol Permit.

Connecticut General Statute Sec. 29-28.

Connecticut General Statute Sec. 29-35.

Connecticut General Statute Sec. 29-38. (b)

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