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Connecticut Gun Laws and Travel Guide



Connecticut is very restrictive. If carrying, you need to drive through the state and get out quickly but keep in mind that most other states around it are very restrictive as well. You should carry proof of your final destination with you. If you are traveling from state to state and carrying, you need to know the situation in each state you are entering or you could get into trouble. For certain states or if you have any doubt at all, keeping moving through the state (reference the McClure-Volkmer Act to only stop for gas and emergencies) towards your final destination state. Your destination state must have acceptable laws for your stay. We make some generalities with our color map here for ease of use so you should always look up the current details of the laws. Handgun laws are where it usually varies the most. This is a controversial issue but which ever side you are on, it is better to have informed people out there. You can also download an easy to print new 2013 version with all states and details.

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Connecticut Gun Law Travel Guide Basics

as-gre Ownership: unrestricted, no permit or license necessary except for handguns

Friendly Law Icon Consistency of laws: local laws exist

Friendly Law Icon Self-defense: NO castle doctrine

Friendly Law Icon Open carry: prohibited without a Connecticut permit

Friendly Law Icon Concealed carry: restrictive for residents only for temporary permits

Friendly Law Icon Vehicle carry handguns: need a Connecticut permit to carry, otherwise illegal

Friendly Law Icon Vehicle carry long guns: need a Connecticut permit to carry, otherwise illegal

Official source information
Connecticut Statute 53
Connecticut Statutes
Connecticut Legislature
Connecticut State Home Page




Adam | Jan 5, 2009 | Category: Security

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