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    So. I recently moved to CT from NH (physical medical reasons). I am in the process of getting my carry permit but I have a question.

    Having acquired my handgun in NH as a NH resident there was no need to have a permit/license to buy it or carry it openly. (And carry license is shall issue.) As a result I did not put the receipt for the gun in a safe spot where it would not get lost in the time between purchase and now.

    I know that CT requires a permit for anyone receiving a handgun whether from a FFL or private party.

    Is there a requirement for me to prove to anyone (LEO) who asks that I own the gun?

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    I am not sure but I would assume that if you used it in some self defense situation that they would confiscate it (guaranteed this will happen) at that point they will run the numbers and if it was bought at a GS I am sure that there is a record in the system. I wouldnt worry to much about it as long as you have your carry permit.

    A quick Edit: I have guns that I purchased as recently as a couple of weeks ago that I couldnt tell you where the receipt is nevermind the guns that I bought more than 25 years ago. Once again dont worry about it
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    goinveg wrote:
    So. I recently moved to CT from NH (physical medical reasons). I am in the process of getting my carry permit but I have a question.

    Having acquired my handgun in NH as a NH resident there was no need to have a permit/license to buy it or carry it openly. (And carry license is shall issue.) As a result I did not put the receipt for the gun in a safe spot where it would not get lost in the time between purchase and now.

    I know that CT requires a permit for anyone receiving a handgun whether from a FFL or private party.

    Is there a requirement for me to prove to anyone (LEO) who asks that I own the gun?
    The officer must be able to articulate a reasonable suspicion that the gun in your possession is either not yours/stolen and/or has been used in a crime to justify a check on the serial number. If he takes your weapon incidental to a stop, he may do so only to separate you from your weapon for his own safety for the duration of the stop.

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    I the gun is in CT, keepit in your residence until you get a CT permit.

    Once you get a CT permit, it doesn't matter where you got your firearm from, as longas it was not illegally acquired such as:

    1. a non-resident transfer of a hand gun (without aFFL)violates Fed Law

    2. acquiring a stolen gun probably violates a myriad of state and federal laws)

    If you legally purchased it in your former state of residence, you should be good. I won't ask, and nobody else should ask how the firearm actually came to CT. (bag-o-worms)

    (this is not gospel, I am NOT a laywer!)

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    goinveg wrote:
    So. I recently moved to CT from NH (physical medical reasons).
    Hey, I know you!

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    Thanks, folks. I'll just cross that bridge if I ever get to it.

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    KBCraig wrote:
    goinveg wrote:
    So. I recently moved to CT from NH (physical medical reasons).
    Hey, I know you!
    :celebrate
    Howdy, KB!

    Hey! I just read an article today about the Dallas Trinity River project and your name popped up. The ACE manager for the project.

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    If an officer asks you to prove it's yours, ask him to prove his cell phone is his. Or the pants he's wearing.

    Best yet: ask him to prove it's NOT yours.

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    I can tell you for a fact that some State Troopers firmly believe that Connecticut requires hand gun registration.

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    Did you bring you guns through MA on the course of the move? That was brave.

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    Did you bring you guns through MA on the course of the move? That was brave.

    Federal law should cover Him with pistol unloaded passing thru with no stops ?.

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    JUMPMASTER wrote:
    I can tell you for a fact that some State Troopers firmly believe that Connecticut requires hand gun registration.
    Ask them to cite the statute.

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