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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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This requirement is questionable due to the fact that there is no requirement contained in the Connecticut General Statutes that mandate this as part of the permit process.

The Commissioner of Public Safety requires completion of an approved course of instruction which should address and answer any questions regarding safe handling or ability to fire a pistol or revolver. Until such time as the Commissioner of Public Safety mandates this requirement, it is not mandatory.

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