Connecticut's Concealed Carry

Connecticut is a "may issue" state for concealed carry, though it functions more like a "shall issue" sate in most cases. Both concealed and open carry are legal with permits. Connecticut offers non-resident CCW permits. Police and active duty military personnel do not need a permit to carry.


CGS 29–28

What is Concealed Carry?

Concealed carry is the ability to, legally carry a gun that is not plainly visible. This applies to carrying it on one's person, or inside their vehicle. While many states allow concealed carry of a firearm on one's person with a permit, most do not allow concealed carry in a vehicle, or have strict guidelines on how the gun must be stored.

Most states require the applicant be at least 21 to apply for a permit, along with other requirements unique from state to state. There is a fee invaulved in getting a CCW which varies widly from state to state. Some states honor the concealed carry permit of certain other states (see the Permits Honored section for a complete listing).

Other Connecticut firearm laws

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