New Long Gun Law Goes Into Effect In Conn. April 1

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Conn. residents will have to have one of three kinds of permits to purchase long guns starting Tuesday, April 1.
Conn. residents will have to have one of three kinds of permits to purchase long guns starting Tuesday, April 1. Photo Credit: Mad House Photography Flickr page

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- New purchase and permit laws for long guns go into effect in the state of Connecticut on April 1, according to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.

No sales or transfers of long guns will be allowed in the state without one of the following:

  • a permit to carry pistols or revolvers
  • an eligibility certificate for pistols or revolvers
  • a long gun eligibility certificate

All of those certificates will also allow for the purchase of ammunition. A person who intends only to purchase ammunition and not purchase any further firearms, will be only required to obtain an ammunition certificate.

Sales authorization numbers will be required for all firearm sales, retail or private, and must be submitted to the Special Licensing and Firearms Unit with the proper form. An application to purchase firearms must be filled out and retained by the seller.

Click here to download the proper forms from the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.

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Actually the real A Powers's is correct as ALL statistics show that gun laws prevent gun crimes.

This law is the right thing and will save lives.. Only a fool would disagree>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Only a FOOL would post such BS!!!

This law is the right thing and will save lives.. Only a fool would disagree

Nothing like stealing anothers identity.

B.S.- Why should anyone like me with forty years of shooting and hunting experience be required to take a safety course to get a long gun permit. Not to mention I've given firearm training in the military. It would be one thing if new gun owners were required to get the training, but this is nothing but a state sponsored, with our money, "inconvenience scheme".

This law is disgraceful and costs the TAX payers 60 Million dollars a year. Totally useless as i and anyone else can go to another state and buy a rifle and bring it home to CT. State police barracks are loosing officers to implement this and it removes them from crime fighting. Another feel good legislation that does absolutely NOTHING!!!

This is yet another needed gun law.... Excellent move.

It is important to vote out of office any and all politicians who voted for this anti-Constitutional and useless gun law. It not only deprives lawful citizens of their rights but exposes them to harm by those who obtain guns illegally.