Connecticut's Rules for Purchasing This Gun
First, is it an assault weapon?
Are you 18 or older?
YESYou can purchase the gun from a licensed dealer. A person or business “dealing in firearms as a regular course of trade or business” is required to be licensed.
NOYou cannot purchase the gun from a licensed dealer, but there are no federal or state laws preventing you from buying it from a private seller, defined as someone who “makes occasional sales, exchanges, or purchases of firearms” related to a personal collection or a hobby.
Are you willing to submit to a background check and
wait two weeks before obtaining the gun?
YESYou can purchase the gun through a licensed dealer after a background check and a two-week waiting period. If you already have a permit for a handgun or for hunting, you don’t have to wait two weeks. If your background check shows that you have committed a felony or have been committed to a mental institution, among other things, you will be denied the purchase.
NOYou can purchase the gun through a private seller, who is not required to run a background check unless they sell it to you at a gun show. If the seller knows that you are ineligible to possess the gun (because you have committed a felony or have been committed to a mental institution, for example), they will be liable for any injury or death resulting from the sale.
Are you willing to give the state a record of the sale?
YESIf you purchase the gun from a licensed dealer, they will send one copy of the receipt to the state Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection and one to local law enforcement.
NOYou can purchase the gun from a private seller, who is not required to retain records like licensed dealers are. You can make this purchase at a gun show or at any other location.
Do you want to purchase the gun online?
YESYou can buy online from a licensed dealer, who will ship the gun to a dealer in your area, where the paperwork and background check will be processed. If you buy online from a private seller in another state, they will have to send the gun to your local dealer for you to follow the same process.
If you buy online from a private seller within Connecticut, you can purchase the gun without a background check, and the seller will not have to retain records. Online marketplaces like Armslist connect buyers and sellers.
NOYou can purchase this gun from both private sellers and licensed dealers.
How many rounds of ammunition would you like to buy?
prohibits licensed dealers (but not private sellers) from selling ammunition to any person under 18.
This rifle can be outfitted with magazines that can hold up to 100 rounds.