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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No, the law requires that issuing authorities to verify and submit positive identification using a new set of fingerprints if necessary and submit the information with or without fingerprints to the State Police Bureau of identification (SPBI) within 5 days of receiving the application.

The State Police Bureau of Identification, (SPBI), uses the submitted positive I.D. or a set of fingerprints when conducting both a State and Federal Criminal History Records Check on the applicant and returns the results back to the local issuing authority.

The law in Connecticut General Statute Section 29-29 (b), provides discretion to the local issuing authority to waive the taking of an additional set of fingerprints from individuals who have been positively identified and previously fingerprinted.

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