CT Constitution: Article 1, Section 15

Our very own State Constitution specifically says:

SEC. 15. Every citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the state.


Can a person disqualify themselves from said right through their actions? Of course. See here:


No state permit is required for the possession of rifles or shotguns.

It is unlawful to possess any other firearm by a person who has been convicted of a felony.It is unlawful to possess a handgun if convicted as a delinquent of a serious juvenile offense which includes:

  • Illegal possession of a controlled substance.
  • Negligent homicide.
  • Third degree assault.
  • First degree reckless endangerment.
  • Second degree unlawful restraint, rioting, or second degree stalking.
  • Or discharged from custody within the preceding 20 years after acquittal by reason of mental disease or defect.
  • Confined by court order for mental illness within the preceding 12 months. 
  • Subject to a restraining or protective order involving physical force. 
  • An illegal alien.

Now then, at what point do the above restrictions apply to the majority of legal and Constitutional gun owners in Connecticut? They only apply when we violate the law. Period. Until we do, we are not doing anything illegal or worthy of scrutiny. At all.



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