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    I inherited guns in CT...

    Is there anything I need to do legally to carry, transport, shoot, own, etc.?

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    You need legal advice from a lawyer who knows gun law and particularly also CT law.
    Don't just post your feelings here, please. DO SOMETHING that can make a difference.

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    #1: are both you and the guns in CT?

    #2: "gun" is not very specific. Rifles? Pistols? Shotguns? Sub-machine guns? For the most part we are still Americans and can own long-guns fairly innocently. The others not so much.

    #3: Shhhhhhhhhhh.

    I inherited a 1911 from my Grandfather (his WWI sidearm) and like a complete idiot I registered it. So, I am legal but at much greater risk of losing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpkiller View Post
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    #1: are both you and the guns in CT?

    #2: "gun" is not very specific. Rifles? Pistols? Shotguns? Sub-machine guns? For the most part we are still Americans and can own long-guns fairly innocently. The others not so much.

    #3: Shhhhhhhhhhh.

    I inherited a 1911 from my Grandfather (his WWI sidearm) and like a complete idiot I registered it. So, I am legal but at much greater risk of losing it.
    Yes both in ct. 3 long guns and the rest pistols. I'd like to carry an m&p shield and his custom 1911. But I don't know how the law works because he "owned" them. I thought I'd have to transfer but someone told me I don't. I inherited around 13 firearms, that's big money!

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    Here's some info specific to CT:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_Connecticut

    You will need a carry permit to carry a handgun outside of your home, and is any of the long-guns have magazines that hold over 10 rounds you can only load 10 - again if outside your home. Whether the handguns have to be listed on the permit may depend on the county you live in.

    Always sad for the circumstances but congratulations on your inheritance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpkiller View Post
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    Here's some info specific to CT:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_Connecticut

    You will need a carry permit to carry a handgun outside of your home, and is any of the long-guns have magazines that hold over 10 rounds you can only load 10 - again if outside your home. Whether the handguns have to be listed on the permit may depend on the county you live in.

    Always sad for the circumstances but congratulations on your inheritance.
    Thanks. I have my permit already but was curious if I need an FFL to transfer to me in my name.

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    ShooterGranny has the best advice; see post #2 above.

    Navigating Conn gun laws is no place for a novice; just as asking for legal advice in
    a public forum will not serve as a defense in court.

    Spending a few hundred dollars for a attorney to navigate the legalese of firearm transfer is worth every penny.

    https://www.cga.ct.gov/2013/rpt/2013-R-0001.htm

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    If you inherited them, were they specified in a will or did someone cleaning up his things just hand them to you?

    I'm asking that question out of curiousity really ..... I'm with ShooterGranny on this, seek competent legal help, and I don't even like Holiday Inn Express.
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    If you inherited them, were they specified in a will or did someone cleaning up his things just hand them to you?

    I'm asking that question out of curiousity really ..... I'm with ShooterGranny on this, seek competent legal help, and I don't even like Holiday Inn Express.
    They came to me because I'm the only one in the family besides my grandfather with a permit. A few of the guns I want to carry he had given me while he was here, but did not put in my name.

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    They came to me because I'm the only one in the family besides my grandfather with a permit. A few of the guns I want to carry he had given me while he was here, but did not put in my name.
    In that case, since you were not specifically named in your grandfather's will, you DO NEED to talk to a lawyer who is expert in your state's gun laws. Good luck!
    Don't just post your feelings here, please. DO SOMETHING that can make a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzukigs750ez View Post
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    They came to me because I'm the only one in the family besides my grandfather with a permit. A few of the guns I want to carry he had given me while he was here, but did not put in my name.
    Hm.

    I'd definitely speak with a competent and experienced attorney in CT, one who has much experience with the issues you're facing.

    1. Inter-family transfers.
    2. Undocumented transfers -- or, at least, getting documentation from whomever inherited the items.
    3. Legitimacy/legality of the various items -- ie, some might be banned, have features against various statutes in CT, etc.
    4. Getting items out of CT to another state, if that's what you're looking to do.

    Do it wrong, at least according to CT and/or Federal law, and you could be left holding a stinky legal "bag" of troubles.


    Assuming all the items are legal in CT and assuming it can be shown you have lawful control over those items, then I'd assume the surest way of getting those items out of CT would be: FFL transfer from a CT shop to a shop in a different state, with all the appropriate paperwork.
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    ccw9 covered it well .....

    Assuming all is okay and you're ready, just let me know and I'll provide the name and address of the FFL I use. Ship them on to me and.. uh .. I'll be in touch. Yeah, I'll get back with you.

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    I remain amazed after reading Conn firearms laws, how the east coast; the birth place of freedom, has become the MOST restrictive concerning the 2A.
    My family left CT 30 yrs ago..I was born & raised there. So many other states make transfers a piece 'O cake where legal guidance is unnecessary.

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