Connecticut's Permit to Purchase

Connecticut requires applicants to complete a safety course and have an NCIS background check. A Certificate of Eligibility is required for pistols, long guns, or ammunition. This certificate is valid for 5 years. There is a waiting period of 14 days for long guns. The waiting period does not apply to people who have a hunter's license or carry permit; also active duty military, and police.


CGS 29–36(f), CGS 29–36(g)

What is Permit to Purchase?

Some states require that a citizen acquires a permit, before they purchase a gun. If it is required, there will be a fee that varies from state to state. Some states also require finger printing, and background checks before issuing the permit.

Other Connecticut firearm laws

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