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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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The law mandates that the issuing authority must make a decision within eight weeks after the application has been submitted.

Other requirements contained in Connecticut General Statutes Section 29-29 mandate much shorter time periods where the local issuing authorities are required to submit applications and fingerprints to DPS and make decisions following receipt of the National Criminal History Records Check.

The law requires a decision on applications within one week following receipt of the National Criminal History Records Check.

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