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"Is that Legal?" Pamphlet PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Borgnis   
Tuesday, 15 December 2009 19:34


UPDATE: This document has been removed for review of the newly passed laws in Connecticut. After review, document will be updated and re-posted.


Anyone aged 21 years or older with a valid Connecticut Permit to Carry Pistols and Revolvers may carry a handgun within the state. Additionally, there is no CT statute requiring that a firearm must remain concealed.

Gun laws in Connecticut can be confusing. For example, can you carry into an establishment that serves alcohol? Or, can you carry in a school zone? This pamphlet summarizes your gun rights and additionally provides a basic introduction to Connecticut gun laws for friends, family, or anyone who asks "Is that legal?"

Some frequently used Connecticut Statutes involving firearms. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Thursday, 12 August 2010 21:04

A user and printer friendly list compiled of frequently used Connecticut firearm statutes

CT Statutes
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Last Updated on Thursday, 12 August 2010 21:17
Carry Documents PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Thursday, 17 December 2009 23:11

The CCDL believes that if you choose to carry a gun, you should be able to carry it in any way you personally care to as long as it is legal for you to do so. Many do not know that (OC) Open Carrying of a sidearm is legal in Connecticut (YOU MUST HAVE A VALID CONNECTICUT PERMIT TO CARRY PISTOLS OR REVOLVERS).

The CCDL recommends that anyone that carries a Pistol or Revolver should print the following documents, in their entirety and carry them also. These supporting documents may be of some help if a situation arises.

This is a post from the Connecticut Board of Firearm Examiners website.

This is a letter written by Department of Public Safety Commissioner John A. Danaher III dated February 24, 2009. The last paragraph of the document is the part that states OC is LEGAL.
Commissioner Letter

This is a memo that was sent out to all State Police from DPS, about the 2A March at the Capitol, April 10, 2010. Considering that this memo states not to arrest anyone for Open Carrying, and state law cannot be changed or modified by DPS, then as we all know Open Carry MUST BE LEGAL.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 June 2010 17:19