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Out of state with shotgun in CT

Discussion in 'Connecticut Laws' started by engineer01, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. engineer01

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    Hi All,

    I'm new here. I have a LTC-A license in my home state of MA. That basically means that I can purchase, possess, and carry pistols, shotguns, and rifles. I will be moving to CT within two years. I don't own any firearms now but will be purchasing a shotgun soon. I don't intend to own any any pistols/rifles.

    What do I need to do to legally transport my shotgun to an outdoor range in CT?

    Thanks!
     
  2. CTpatriot

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    unloaded/cased or uncased/unloaded/action open. you dont need a permit to transport non assault weapon long guns.

    edit: my condolences on moving to CT.
     
  3. shipwreck

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    While crossing the border, fire two blasts into the air to let malloy know you're coming. Hopefully, hell run away from this state.
     
  4. engineer01

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    Thanks for the quick reply. That's simple!

    What's the story with the "long gun certificate" that I have seen mentioned online? For some odd reason, I'm having trouble finding a good source of information.
     
  5. CTpatriot

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    new law to buy long guns you need this
     
  6. engineer01

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    What if I get my CT pistol permit? Can I buy long arms with just that? Do I need a long gun certificate in addition to the pistol permit to buy long arms? Sorry if these questions sound dumb!
     
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    get the permit, it does everything all in one, it is a shall issue, so you do the mandated forms and will get issued.
     
  8. dcmdon

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    No permits are required to own, carry or use a long gun in ct. You don't have to do anything unless you want to buy a long gun in CT.

    A long gun can be carried openly and loaded in ct. If you are in a car, it must be unloaded but there are no other requirements. It could be across your lap if you choose.
     
  9. EMitch

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    You mean, unless he wants to buy ammo to actually go shooting.
     
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    Thats correct. But but we weren't taking about ammo. The question was specifically about the legality of bringing a shotgun into CT.

    And like I said, other than keeping it unloaded in a car, there pretty much aren't any restrictions on the possession or carry of a shotgun.
     
  11. engineer01

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    I didn't realize that the pistol permit allowed me to purchase long arms in CT. I'm guessing this won't change in the comng months. Thanks :)
     

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