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 issuing authority should and may be required by law, to provide any applicant who has been denied or revoked with a complete statement of the facts together with any documents used which led to the denial decision at least 10 days prior to the hearing, but may be required to provide the information earlier in the appeal process under provisions of the Connecticut Freedom of Information laws.

In any appeal, the appellant is entitled to have copies of all records which may be presented at a hearing in order to prepare for same and not be surprised at a hearing.

The Secretary of the Board of Firearms Permit Examiners is authorized by regulation to make inquiries and request records at any time after the appeal is filed in order to assure a fair hearing, and may in fact possess information and documents which led to any negative decisions regarding Eligibility Certificates or Permits to Carry. Regulations of the Board Section Connecticut General Statute Sec. 29-07.

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