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

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.