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Gun in a locked car?

Discussion in 'Connecticut Laws' started by calafro, May 26, 2014.

  1. calafro

    calafro

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    I have a non-resident CT permit and need to attend a meeting in CT. I cannot bring a gun to where I am going. Can I leave my gun in my car, unloaded in a locked case while I am in my meeting? My car will be parked in a municipal parking lot.

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  2. dcmdon

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    Yes.

    You can leave a handgun in the car LOADED if you'd like.

    No locked case required. CT does not have any transport or storage requirements other than that a long gun can't be loaded while you are driving the car.

    Seriously, None.

    I'm never in favor of storing a firearm in your car, just for ethical reasons. But if you take the proper precautions, you will be fine. I'm talking ethics now, not legalities. If you ahve a car with a trunk, disable the remote trunk release and seat fold down release and store it there. From a legal perspective, you could leave it out on the passenger seat and be in compliance with all laws.

    Don
     

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