Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Private Handgun Purchases in Connecticut

Are private handgun sales (individual to indivdual) legal in Connecticut?

YES, private handgun sales are 100% legal between law abiding individuals meeting both State and Federal requirements.  You must obtain an authorization number from the CT State Police and comply with the administrative filings.   An FFL holder is not required to complete this transaction. 

NOTE: Some Gun Shops, FFL Holders and misinformed individuals may claim otherwise.  It is unfortunate that such persons do not understand the law.  A simple phone call to the CT State Police or a knowledgeable attorney will confirm this.  

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