What is allowed under the firearms seizure law?
The firearms seizure law allows a state’s attorney, an assistant state’s attorney, or any two police officers to file a complaint for seizure (removal) of a person’s firearms or ammunition when they have probable cause to believe that:
- a person poses a risk of immediate personal injury to himself, herself or others; and
- the person has one or more firearms (which can either be on the person or located in another place).*
The state's attorney, assistant state's attorney, or the police officers may have probable cause when they have good reasons to believe there is a risk of injury and the person has firearms.
* Conn. Gen. Stat. § 29-38c(a)</p>