Connecticut exempts from criminal prosecution, and makes immune from civil liability, any owner, operator or user of a firing or shooting range operating on October 1, 1998, with respect to noise or noise pollution violations resulting from shooting activity on such range, provided the range was, at the time of its construction or operational approval by the municipality in which it is located, in compliance with Connecticut General Statutes Chapter 442 and related regulations.1 State law does not, however, limit the ability of a municipality to regulate an increase in noise attributable to a physical expansion of an existing firing or shooting range.2

For detailed information about government and private party lawsuits against the gun industry, the status of litigation involving gun industry immunity statutes in various states, or pending gun industry immunity legislation, visit the Brady Center’s Legal Action Project and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence’s Gun Industry Immunity page.

See our Immunity States/Manufacturer Litigation policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

Notes
  1. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 22a-74a(a). ⤴︎
  2. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 22a-74a(c). ⤴︎