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 Connecticut General Statutes in Section 29-28 (b) requires that before an issuing authority may issue a permit to carry pistols and revolvers, the issuing authority must have documentation that the applicant has successfully attended and passed a course of instruction approved by the Commissioner of Public Safety.

There is currently no expiration to previously issued certifications of course completion.

Applicants, who have taken an approved course of instruction in the past, do not have to take the course again.

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