well, i'm a little mystified at this post.
first off, if you ever plan to buy a long-gun over the counter in CT from a licensed dealer, fed.gov and state.gov will know you bought it.
fed.gov will know because you will have filled out an ATF Form 4473.
state.gov willknow because you will have filled out DPS-3-C.
both these forms will have your personal info. and then you have a 15-day wait for the long gun ... because you don't have your pistol permit.
the only way to stay under the radar screen is to buy a long gun from an individual. but more often than not, since that individual who is selling to you filed a DPS-3-C when he bought it, he will want you to fill it out so that he can get it out of his name.
and you can't legally purchasea handgun from ANYBODY without a valid pistol permit or purchase permit.
bottom line: we have registration of firearms just about everywhere in the state.
bite the bullet and get your pistol permit.