Connecticut gun laws show a “May Issue” state. However, the state operates more like a “Shall Issue” state due to various court decisions. There is a two step process to obtain a permit. Firstly an applicant must apply for a temporary permit from the local authorities and then another application is made at the state level. This results in you paying for two permits, $140 in total. Connecticut gun laws are also strict on training and they will only accept the NRA’s basic pistol course.and a Court.
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Connecticut does not honor permits from any other states.
Connecticut is a “may issue” state.
Non-Resident permits available.
The permit is valid for 5 years.
Concealed carry permits/licenses are issued by the Connecticut State Police.
The application for a concealed carry permit/license must be processed within 60 days of the application being received.
NO – Must Inform Officer on Contact By Law
There is nothing in Connecticut gun laws that states you must inform a law enforcement officer you have a firearm when approached on official business. The law does require that you carry your permit/license at all times during which the permittee is in actual possession of a concealed handgun.
Connecticut gun laws give the force of law to “No Weapons” signs. There are legal penalties for entering a private property or business that has posted these signs.
GunsToCarry recommends that you do not enter a property displaying a “No Weapons” sign whether the law is for or against signage. If asked to leave a property and you refuse to do so then you are breaking the law and put yourself at risk of being charged.
NO – Without a Permit/License
You are legally required to have a permit/license to carry a loaded firearm in a vehicle.
YES – Without a Permit/License
Open carrying a handgun without a permit/license in Delaware is legal but not common. The minimum age is 18 years old.
YES – In Restaurants That Serve Alcohol
“Yes” or “No” states if you can carry in a restaurant that serves alcohol. Some restaurants may be posted with “NO GUN” signs. Check with the staff if this means just the bar area. If we have indicated a “Yes” then it should be legal to have a meal without drinking alcohol.
State parks, national forests and wildlife management area’s are all off limits. You can carry in roadside rest areas.
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Address 1111 Country Club Rd.
City Middletown, Ct. 06457
Phone (860) 685-8494