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Legal Information: Connecticut

State Gun Laws

Updated: 
March 21, 2018

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:

  1. a person poses a risk of immediate personal injury to himself, herself or others; and
  2. 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>