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A permit to carry a handgun does not authorize a person to carry a handgun on any premises where the possession or carrying of a handgun is prohibited by the person who owns or controls the premises.1

Connecticut prohibits any person from possessing a weapon from which a shot may be discharged, either loaded or unloaded, within any building where:

  • Either house of the General Assembly is located;
  • Any committee, member, officer or employee of the General Assembly has an official office; or
  • Any committee of the General Assembly is holding a public hearing.2

Connecticut has no statutes prohibiting firearms in the following places, although administrative regulations may apply:

  • Hospitals;
  • Places of worship;
  • Bars or restaurants where alcohol is served;
  • Sports arenas;
  • Gambling facilities; or
  • Polling places.


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  1. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 29-28(e).[]
  2. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 2-1e(c).[]