Connecticut’s firearm regulations are among the most restrictive in the U.S. especially concerning assault weapons.
After the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Connecticut passed some of the countries strictest gun restrictions. Magazine capacity were cut to 10 rounds and background checks are required for privet firearm sales (this includes sales at gun shows. Connecticut also passed one of the most expansive assault weapons bans, which includes over 100 models of firearms. There was also an increase on mental health checks and school safety. New requirements for who can purchase ammunition were passed at the same time. One of the items passed was a first of the United States, a registry of dangerous offenders. This registry can only be accessed by police and law enforcement officers.
|Permit to Purchase||No||Yes|
|State Preemption of Local Restrictions||Partial||Partial|
(often encompasses the open carry permit)
Connecticut does not honor any other state's permits.
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