Warning!

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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If you are not satisfied with the reason for the delay beyond the mandated times, you may immediately submit a written appeal to the Board of Firearms Permit Examiners.

If you obtain evidence the no decision has been made one week after the issuing authority has received the results of your National Criminal History Records Check, you may attempt to contact the issuing authority to determine why a decision has not been made.

If at the end of eight weeks you have still not received an approval or denial, contact the issuing authority and inquire about the status of your application.

If there appears to be minor administrative delays, you may wish to, but are not required, to wait an additional period of time for the situation to be resolved.

Any appeal made to the Board of Firearms Permit Examiners may be withdrawn when the application is approved.

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