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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2023 ‘Safe Storage in Connecticut.’ Child & Consumer Safety. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 30 May
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Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations in Connecticut
In Connecticut, any person, firm or corporation engaging in the sale, other than at wholesale, of any handgun, must equip the handgun with a reusable trigger lock or gun locking device constructed of material sufficiently strong to prevent it from being easily disabled.
The lock must also have a mechanism accessible by key or electronic or mechanical accessory specific to the device to prevent unauthorized removal. Federal law also applies.
Handgun sellers must also provide the purchaser with a written warning stating that unlawful storage of a firearm may result in imprisonment or fine.
State administrative regulations govern the storage of firearms in certain locations.
Connecticut does not require firearm owners to lock their weapons…