Connecticut Gun Laws

(Updated: July 24, 2024)

Overview Of Connecticut Concealed Carry Laws

Issuing Status:May Issue
Inform Law Enforcement:No
Honors Other States Permits:No
Issues Non Resident Permits:Yes
Prohibited Locations:
  • School grounds
  • General Assembly buildings/meetings
  • Courthouses
  • State worksites
  • Woodbridge CT (city limits)
*No Guns* Signs Force Of Law:Yes
Store In Vehicle:
Allowed In State Parks:No
Allowed In National Parks:No
Allowed In Game Management Units:
Allowed In Wildlife Management Areas:No
Allowed At Road Rest Areas:Yes
Allowed In Restaurants Where Alcohol Served:Yes
States Honoring Connecticut PermitAlaska, Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin
Open Carry Allowed:No
Licensing Age:


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Connecticut Pistol Permit News

Governor Lamont Signs Gun Bill - June 2023: Governor Ned Lamont of Connecticut has recently approved the most comprehensive state gun control legislation, leading to an immediate legal challenge from advocates of gun rights. These proponents are striving to prevent the enforcement of certain provisions of the new law, including the prohibition of openly carrying firearms. This marks the latest in a series of legal disputes concerning Connecticut stringent gun regulations. These regulations have garnered increased attention and legal scrutiny after the U.S. Supreme Court broadened gun rights last year, thereby subjecting various states laws to potential legal challenges. We the Patriots USA, an organization based in Idaho that presents itself as a defender of gun rights and civil liberties, has taken the initiative to file a lawsuit in federal court. The lawsuit, submitted late this past Tuesday, involves multiple plaintiffs and aims to challenge the implementation of the law. According to the groups legal representative, the lawsuit asserts that the newly enacted law infringes upon Second Amendment rights, specifically citing concerns about the ban on open carry and the restriction on purchasing more than three firearms within a 30-day period.