Connecticut Gun & Ammo Laws: A 2nd Amendment Overview for Connecticut Gun Owners

PLEASE NOTE: The laws which impact Connecticut gun owners are subject to frequent change at the local, state, and federal level so it's wise to consult an attorney or your local law enforcement agency before making any final firearms-related decisions. Our official policy on shipping ammo to Connecticut can be found here, whereas the information below is meant as a reference point only.

Connecticut State Constitution

"Every citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the state."

Other provisions relating to the power of the people over government:

"All political power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their benefit; and they have at all times an undeniable and indefeasible right to alter their form of government in such manner as they may think expedient."

" The citizens have a right, in a peaceable manner, to assemble for their common good, and to apply to those invested with the powers of government, for redress of grievances, or other proper purposes, by petition, address or remonstrance."

Connecticut Gun Laws

Connecticut Gun Laws Overview (Source: NRA-ILA)
Connecticut Concealed Carry (CCW) Overview (Source: HandgunLaw.us)
Connecticut State Pistol Permit (Source: Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection)
Frequently Asked Questions - Pistol Permits (Source: Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection)

Connecticut Hunting Rules & Regulations

Hunting and Trapping Overview (Source: Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection)
Hunting Laws and Regulations (Source: Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection)
Hunting Licenses and Permits (Source: Connecticut DEEP)
Connecticut's Online Sportsmen Licensing System (Source: Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection)
Deer Hunting Seasons (Source: Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection)
Frequently Asked Questions - Hunting (Source: Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection)
Connecticut Hunting and Trapping Education (Source: Connecticut DEEP)
Connecticut Advanced Hunter Education (Source: Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection)

Connecticut Shooting Ranges

Glastonbury Public Shooting Range (Source: Connecticut DEEP)
NSSF-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source: NSSF's WhereToShoot.org)
NRA-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source: NRA.org)
All Shooting Ranges (Source: RangeListings.com)

Connecticut Competitive Shooting Clubs & Matches

IDPA Clubs (Source: IDPA.com)
IDPA Matches (Source: IDPA.com)
USPSA Clubs (Source: USPSA.org)
USPSA Matches (Source: USPSA.org)
USA Shooting Clubs (Source: USAShooting.org)
USA Shooting Matches (Source: USAShooting.org)
4-H Shooting Sports State Contacts (Source: 4-HShootingSports.org)

Connecticut NRA Training Courses & Fundraising Events

Connecticut State Firearm & Hunting Associations

Connecticut Gun Shows and FFLs

Connecticut Gun & Knife Shows (Source: GunShows-USA.com)
Connecticut Gun Shows (Source: GunShowTrader.com)
Connecticut FFL Holders (Source: FFLGunDealers.net)
NICS Firearm Checks by State (Source: FBI.gov)
Connecticut Mental Health Records Submitted to NICS (Source: FixNICS.org)

Connecticut's Yearly Ranking in "Best Gun-Friendly States" by Guns & Ammo Magazine

Connecticut Elected Public Officials

Congressional (Source: VoteSmart.org)
Gubernatorial (Source: VoteSmart.org)
State Legislature (Source: VoteSmart.org)
Statewide Officials (Source: VoteSmart.org)
NRA's Ranking of Connecticut Public Officials (Source: NRA-PVF.org)

Connecticut Public Finances and Personal & Economic Freedom Rankings

Gun and Ammo Laws by State

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