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Legal Information: Connecticut

State Gun Laws

November 2, 2019

What is allowed under this firearms seizure law?

The firearms seizure law allows a state’s attorney, an assistant state’s attorney, or any two police officers to file a complaint for seizure (removal) of a person’s firearms or ammunition when they have probable cause to believe that:

  1. a person poses a risk of immediate personal injury to himself, herself or others; and
  2. the person has one or more firearms (which can either be on the person or located in another place).1

The state’s attorney, assistant state’s attorney, or the police officers may have probable cause when they have good reasons to believe there is a risk of injury and the person has firearms.

1 Conn. Gen. Stat. § 29-38c(a)