In Connecticut, any person, firm or corporation engaging in the sale, other than at wholesale, of any handgun, must equip the handgun with a reusable trigger lock or gun locking device constructed of material sufficiently strong to prevent it from being easily disabled.1 The lock must also have a mechanism accessible by key or electronic or mechanical accessory specific to the device to prevent unauthorized removal.2 Federal law also applies. Handgun sellers must also provide the purchaser with a written warning stating that unlawful storage of a firearm may result in imprisonment or fine.3
State administrative regulations govern the storage of firearms in certain locations.
Connecticut does not generally require firearm owners to lock their weapons. See Child Access Prevention in Connecticut for exceptions.
See our Locking Devices policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.