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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Double check all information and make sure all questions are answered in a complete and truthful manner.

Make copies and keep accurate records of all documents you intend to submit

Keep track of all documents and checks submitted, the date, time and manner that the application was submitted and the name of the person who took the application if dropped off in person.

Track the financial transactions regarding the payment(s) of fees to determine when the checks or money orders are cashed for the State and National Criminal History Records Checks.

Though NOT mandated by law or required, it may be helpful and could expedite the application process to pay for, an submit to, a State and National Criminal History records check though the State Police Bureau of Identification, (SPBI) in Middletown prior to filling out or submitting an application for an Eligibility Certificate or Permit to Carry Pistol or Revolvers.

Though NOT mandate by law or required, it may be advantageous to apply for and pay the additional fees and obtain a State Eligibility Certificate prior to making application for a Permit to Carry Pistols and Revolvers.

Possession of a State Eligibility Certificate is prima fascia evidence that there are no State or Federal disqualifiers which would prevent the issuance of a State Permit to Carry.

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