Connecticut: Law Requiring "Ammunition Certificate" to Purchase Ammunition and Magazines Takes Effect Tomorrow

Posted on September 30, 2013

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One important provision of Senate Bill 1160, passed in the Connecticut General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Dan Malloy (D), takes effect on Tuesday, October 1.

This new misguided law requires individuals over the age of 18 to obtain an “ammunition certificate” to purchase ammunition and magazines.  The fee (tax) for this certificate is $35.  Each applicant will undergo a criminal background investigation in order to be issued this certificate.  Your “ammunition certificate” must be renewed every five years.  However, if you already hold a valid state Permit to Carry Pistols and Revolvers or a newly created “long gun eligibility certificate,” you are exempt from this additional requirement to obtain a separate “ammunition and magazine certificate.”

 Click here to view the application for an “ammunition certificate.”

 This requirement is one of many onerous provisions of this law that penalizes responsible gun owners and sportsmen in Connecticut.  Your NRA is doing everything in its power to reverse this dangerous law which has no effect on criminals and only impacts law-abiding citizens.

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