Concealed Carry State Laws In Connecticut
Concealed carry laws, or CCW’s, in Connecticut refers to the legally issued permit which allows for the carrying of a handgun or other weapon in a concealed manner within any place open to the general public.
Not all weapons that fall under concealed carry state laws in Connecticut are lethal, there are some states that regulate non-lethal items such a pepper spray that are carried over a set volume requiring the obtaining of a CCW permit. (In some states non-lethal items require a separate permit)
Every State's Concealed Carry Laws Are Unique In Connecticut
While in Connecticut there is no current federal law that specifically address the issuance of concealed carry permits for private citizens as each state is responsible for the control of concealed carry permits within its sovereign borders. All 50 states have passed laws allowing their respective residents to carry certain concealed firearms in public, either without a permit or after obtaining a permit from their local Sheriff’s office or Chief of police.
In all states and in Connecticut the only federal law concerning CCW’s is the Peace Officer Safety Act of 2004, (H.R. 218) to lean about this and all other states Concealed Carry Laws see our database on our website US Precision Defense where we maintain a comprehensive listing of every States weapons laws.
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Connecticut State Constitutional Provision: “Every citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the state.”
Connecticut, by law, is a May-Issue state, as state statutes contain a suitability clause for the issuance of a Connecticut State Permit to Carry Pistols and Revolvers. This means state and local authorities have some of the broadest powers in the nation to deny, delay issuance of, or revoke a permit. After the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in December 2012, Connecticut passed gun laws in April 2013 that made it amongst the most restrictive in the country.
One Connecticut gun manufacturer is making good on its promise to move in response to the state's new firearm regulations, and others say they may follow as dozens of states recruit them with reduced taxes, cheaper living costs and loans on easy terms. "It's night and day from Connecticut," said PTR Chief Executive Josh Fiorini, who said the company had fielded offers from more than 40 other states. "The average local citizen here is excited about industrial jobs, coupled with an excitement about our product line. Everybody wants to talk to you. Everybody wants a gun."
As the Connecticut legislature starts to pat its self on the back for what they think was a job well done, I wonder if they even once thought of the financial backlash of lost jobs their actions will have on the state’s economy. What do they say to the hundreds and possibly thousands of workers who already have and those that may lose their jobs when several of the state’s gun manufactures move to another state? Would they take the same action if it were their jobs on the line, a career politician, not in a million years!
The gun control battle has shifted from Capitol Hill to the states, where both sides have gone to court to challenge laws passed in the wake of December’s school shooting in Connecticut.
On April 4, 2013 Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) signed the inappropriately named “Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety.” On May 22, 2013 a coalition of law-abiding gun owners led by the Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen and the Connecticut Citizen’s Defense League, along with businesses and individuals, filed suit to strike down this new burden to lawful gun ownership. Most recently, a coalition of gun rights groups and supporters filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport against Connecticut’s new bans on military-style, semi-automatic rifles and high-capacity magazines. The people are pushing back.
The “Constitution State’s” unconstitutional legislation is a wide-ranging attack on the Second Amendment that seeks to burden law-abiding gun owners. Learn more about Gun rights in Connecticut by Joining US Precision Defense.
There is hope for pro-gun law abiding citizens in Connecticut; Although Democrats and progressives have claimed politicians who oppose gun control will lose their offices at the hands of angry, pro-gun control Americans in coming elections, a pro-gun Republican just won in Connecticut. It is the first time a Republican has held the seat in 40 years. Samuel Belsito won the Connecticut State Legislature's 53rd District in a special election to replace Democrat representative Bryan Hurlburt. Belsito's election runs 100% counter to the argument that pro-gun positions will hurt politicians in Connecticut.
The pro-gun groups in Connecticut are organizing and joining forces to protect their 2nd amendment rights; A coalition of gun owners and gun rights groups are suing the governor of Connecticut and other state officials, contending that sweeping gun control laws passed in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary school are unconstitutional. “We feel that the law that was passed by the Connecticut State Legislature and then signed into law by Governor Dannel Malloy is unconstitutional and we seek to have the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution supersede the law that was passed”.
Hartford Courant; An estimated 1,000 gun owners amassed in a flag-waving, often raucous show of strength at the state Capitol as part of a national "Gun Appreciation Day" aimed at countering a growing political appetite for stricter gun-control laws. "They don't care about your rights. They don't care about your freedom. They only care about getting guns out of your hands to make you easier to control,"
Interesting point, Connecticut allows for guns in schools legally; Backers of laws allowing concealed handguns in schools, colleges and other places where they are banned say they could deter or limit mass shootings, especially where only the gunman is armed. Connecticut law allows guns at public or private schools if the person has a firearm carrying permit and obtains school permission. Permit holders must be at least 21 and pass a criminal background test.
Connecticut has become the state that is being watched by not only Congress but the entire county. With recent legislation the state now has some of the most restrictive gun laws of any state in the country, and it has now come to the point that the legislature has gone too far in the view of many 2nd amendment rights advocates who are staring to gather support for changes in the law. US Precision Defense tracks the changes of all states laws and political 2nd amendment movements and shares the data with all our members.