Governor Malloy is asking for a wide variety of input from the public on current regulations that affect Connecticut citizens in numerous ways. 
It is currently a violation of state regulations to carry a firearm for personal protection in state parks and state forests. Pistol Permit holders go through training, background checks and pay a lot of money to obtain these permits. Since the Governor is asking for change recommendations, please take this opportunity by using the instructions below.
  • Fill out your NameEmail Address and Town.
  • field Regulations Agency drop-down, Select "Energy and Environmental Protection, Dept of"
  • field Regulation Subject Matter: enter Carrying handguns in State Forests and Parks
  • field Regulation Section Number: Enter 23-4-1(c) and 26-66-2
  • In the Comments enter the following text:

Please modify the State Agencies Regulations to allow individuals with valid Permits to Carry Pistols and Revolvers to carry a handgun for self defense while in CT State Parks and Forests. Specifically:

- Remove the prohibition on the 'carrying of firearms' in Section 23-4-1(c) of the Connecticut Agencies Regulations
- Add an exemption to 26-66-2 to allow the carrying of pistols and revolvers (including handguns using center-fire ammunition) for the purposes of self defense.

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Finally Click Submit
Thank you for taking the time to make a difference!