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Connecticut LEOSA

State Controlling Agency

Title

Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection

Address

1111 Country Club Road,
Middletown, CT 06457

Website

http://www.ct.gov/despp/site/default.asp

Telephone

Connecticut State Police, Special Licensing and Firearms Unit
(860) 685‐8494

State Details

Who Can Qualify

Connecticut State Police,
Special Licensing and Firearms Unit
285 Preston Ave.,
Meriden, CT 06450

(860) 685‐8494

Contact

Imisa Torres
(860) 685‐8494

Notes

There appears to have been an issue as to whether the firearm being carried by a retired officer would have to be registered in the state of Connecticut.

It was found that there was no state or federal case law addressing the permit issue as it applied to retired officers. In The People of the State of New York v. Booth, 862 NYS.2d 767 (2008), the police stopped the defendant for speeding and found a loaded handgun under the driver's seat. The defendant stated that he did not have a license to possess a firearm but had a waiver from the U.S. Coast Guard to use the firearm to practice. Based on testimony that the defendant was a Coast Guard member permitted to carry a weapon and generally take part in law enforcement duties, and the Coast Guard identification found in his possession at the time of the incident, the court held that the defendant was exempt from prosecution under § 926B(a) of LEOSA even though he possessed an unlicensed handgun.

The court dismissed the indictment.

http://www.cga.ct.gov/2011/rpt/2011‐R‐0071.htm

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