An "Ammunition Certificate" is now required to purchase ammo in Connecticut

An “Ammunition Certificate” is now required to purchase ammo in Connecticut

The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms from infringement. Although Connecticut is not currently saying its citizens cannot keep and bear arms, the new law makes it much harder to purchase ammo.

Senate Bill 1160 was passed in the Connecticut General Assembly and signed into law by Democrat Governor Dan Malloy. This new law takes effect October 1, 2013. The law will require those over the age of 18 to have an “ammunition certificate,” in order to purchase ammo.

The law will cost the individual $35 dollars,  require a criminal background investigation, and must be renewed every five years. If you have a current valid permit to Carry Pistols or Revolvers, or the newly created “long gun eligibility certificate,” you are exempt from this new “ammunition certificate.”

Connecticut now joins California, New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts in having the strongest gun control laws.

No doubt, this will hurt ammo sales within Connecticut, but does it cover online or out of state ammo purchase?

In April 4, 2013 the bill took more than 13 hours of debate, while the 139-page bill was crafted by leaders in both parties. Then, House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz stated, “I pray today’s bill — the most far-reaching gun safety legislation in the country — will prevent other families from ever experiencing the dreadful loss that the 26 Sandy Hook families have felt,”