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Legal Information: Connecticut

State Gun Laws

January 9, 2017

What is the penalty for violating state or federal firearm laws?

According to Connecticut state law, if a person illegally has a firearm in his/her possession, it is a Class C felony and is punishable by one to ten years imprisonment, a fine, or both.*

Also, anyone who has or buys a gun in violation of the federal firearm law can be punished by a fine, jail time for up to 10 years, or both.**  For more information, see our Federal Gun Laws page.

* C.G.S.A. §§ 53a-217, 53a-35a(7)
** 18 USC § 924(a)(2)