Connecticut Open Carry

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    Connecticut Open Carry

    Now i'm 90% sure I don't plan on OCing anyways but as I understand the CT permit is not a CCW permit but a permit to carry pistols in general. Is anyone here from CT, and if so have you OCed? and if so, ever been harassed for it?

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    I have carried openly, but it was in a State Forest in Litchfield County a few years ago. A state trooper drove by on my holster side; I waved at him and he waved back. End of story. Not exactly like walking into a Big Y, though.
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    Welcome to the CCDL
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    Anyone aged 21 years or older with a valid Connecticut Permit to Carry Pistols and Revolvers may carry a handgun within the state. Additionally, there is no CT statute requiring that a firearm must remain concealed.

    Gun laws in Connecticut can be confusing. For example, can you carry into an establishment that serves alcohol? Or, can you carry in a school zone? This pamphlet summarizes your gun rights and additionally provides a basic introduction to Connecticut gun laws for friends, family, or anyone who asks "Is that legal?"

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    Carry Documents
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    The CCDL believes that if you choose to carry a gun, you should be able to carry it in any way you personally care to as long as it is legal for you to do so. Many do not know that (OC) Open Carrying of a sidearm is legal in Connecticut (YOU MUST HAVE A VALID CONNECTICUT PERMIT TO CARRY PISTOLS OR REVOLVERS).

    The CCDL recommends that anyone that carries a Pistol or Revolver should print the following documents, in their entirety and carry them also. These supporting documents may be of some help if a situation arises.

    This is a post from the Connecticut Board of Firearm Examiners website.
    GUN PERMIT-RELATED QUESTIONS dated April 10, 2008

    This is a letter written by Department of Public Safety Commissioner John A. Danaher III dated February 24, 2009. The last paragraph of the document is the part that states OC is LEGAL.
    Commissioner Letter

    This is a memo that was sent out to all State Police from DPS, about the 2A March at the Capitol, April 10, 2010. Considering that this memo states not to arrest anyone for Open Carrying, and state law cannot be changed or modified by DPS, then as we all know Open Carry MUST BE LEGAL.

    DPS Memo to State Police


    Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 April 2010 20:18

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccman View Post
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    Additionally, there is no CT statute requiring that a firearm must remain concealed.
    Absolutely correct. However - if you decide to openly carry Fluffy the Pet Handgun in places where people congregate (like malls or other shopping venues), be prepared to have a close, personal discussion with a member of the law enforcement community.

    Not saying it's right - but that's the reality.
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    ???...never had any problems OC'ing in a mall [milford and trumbull]or shopping venue, or anywhere else for that matter for the last 3 months now.
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    Be advised that Brass Mill Mall IS posted (albeit only on four signs in very small type) and if you are caught carrying in a posted location, you are almost certain to loose your firearm, your carry permit, several hundred dollars of your hard earned money and several months of your freedom - and a felony conviction on your rap sheet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Majorlk View Post
    Be advised that Brass Mill Mall IS posted (albeit only on four signs in very small type) and if you are caught carrying in a posted location, you are almost certain to loose your firearm, your carry permit, several hundred dollars of your hard earned money and several months of your freedom - and a felony conviction on your rap sheet.
    Thanks for the heads up. I can add one more to the many reasons I never go to Brass Mill Mall.
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    I thought you could be asked to leave but it wasn't criminal? but if you refuse to leave it'd be trespassing?
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    I don't like Brass Mill anyways :p
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctsketch View Post
    I thought you could be asked to leave but it wasn't criminal? but if you refuse to leave it'd be trespassing?
    That was my understanding too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctsketch View Post
    I thought you could be asked to leave but it wasn't criminal? but if you refuse to leave it'd be trespassing?
    That is totally dependent upon an individual state's laws. Disregarding posting is a felony in Connecticut, if you get caught. I don't have the specific statute at hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orange Boy View Post
    That was my understanding too.
    What's is lawful in Florida isn't necessarily lawful in another state. That's why is it vitally important to know the law(s) in the state one is a resident of, or carrying in.
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