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The law exempts from the permit requirement Connecticut parole and peace officers; other states' parole or peace officers on official business; federal marshals and law enforcement officers; legally appointed and certified motor vehicle inspectors performing their official duties; U.S. Armed Forces members on, or going to or from, duty; and members of a military organization on parade or going to or from a place of assembly. It also exempts anyone carrying a handgun (1) in its original package from the point of purchase to his or her home or business place, (2) as merchandise, (3) for repair or when moving household goods, (4) to or from a testing range at a firearm permit-issuing authority's request, or (5) to a competition or exhibit under an out-of-state permit (CGS § 29-35).
I'd say good luck proving a trip to the range with a buddy should be considered a competition (not saying it shouldn't)....especially in CT. I tend to think about 95% of the laws on the books are bullshit.For clarification, Couldn't a range trip be covered under competition or exhibit? How the hell do they know why you're there? Bullshit law!
FOPA doesn't cover you automatically for competitions. C. 140 S. 131C is a "false promise" and really isn't a valid exemption, we were just mis-interpreting it for many years. One has to read it as if one were a 9th grade English teacher for grammar to understand the true meaning of the words and then compare it with the visitor's state law to see if that state law qualifies for the exemption (Jason Guida claimed that NO state did and I believe him but won't study 50 states laws to try to prove him wrong).No, the range trip excuse won't cut it. It's just like when CT residents wanted to continue shooting over at S&W in East Springfield. For years it wasn't an issue and then it was. Since there was no actual match happening there was no coverage under FOPA to go to S&W to shoot from CT unless you had a MA LTC. They've made that very difficult to get, too.
So, unfortunately for you, you can't take your hardware over state lines, legally, to shoot at your buddy's house. But, you CAN bring your own ammo and shoot it up through his hardware. No rules against that.
Woda - now I get to play the more conservative one. That wouldn't work. Because while traveling to the friends house, you would not be covered by FOPA or CT exemptions. You need to fit into one of those two categories to make it work.Isn't it legal to let a licensed friend barrow a firearm?
So what if the OP travels to his friends house in CT. Its legal to transport right? Then upon arrival the firearms are loaned to the friend who is licensed in CT.
Legal loop hole?
Devils advocate checking in again:
What if the OP's friend meets him at the boarder and takes possession of the firearms there?
Assuming the firearms are literally handed across the boarder from one party to the next. Would that be legal?
.The reason I brought it up is because they would be residents of different states and I could see an over zealous PD/ADA/DA/etc use that language to say that they "transferred it" (since it would be in the possession of someone who is licensed in the current state because the other person isn't licensed).