Reprinted with permission
Woods 'n' Water Meriden Record Article, Mike Roberts
(author - South Meriden Memories, Woods 'n' Water Memories) Outdoor writer
Purchase of Ammunition: new restrictions on the purchase of ammunition and magazines which took effect October 1, 2013 as part of Senate Bill 1160.
ammunition certificate” to purchase ammunition and magazines. If you already possess a valid state Permit to Carry Pistols and Revolvers or a newly created “long gun eligibility certificate,” you are exempt from this additional requirement to obtain a separate “ammunition and magazine certificate.” The “ammunition certificate” only allows you to purchase ammunition and magazines, no firearms whatsoever.
Purchases to/from out of state: The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) has also received confirmation from the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) that out-of-state residents may apply for, and are otherwise eligible to receive, ammunition/magazine certificates and /or long gun certificates allowing for the purchase of these items within the State of Connecticut.
There has been much discussion on the ability of non-Connecticut companies to sell and ship ammunition to Connecticut customers. NSSF has been advised that as long as the consumer meets all legal requirements, e.g. provide the seller with a copy of his/her pistol permit, ammunition eligibility certificate, or long-gun eligibility certificate which matches the shipping address, the sale is lawful.
NSSF has also received confirmation from the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection that out-of-state residents may apply for, and are otherwise eligible to receive, ammunition/magazine certificates and /or long gun certificates allowing for the purchase of these items within the State of Connecticut.
(an aside from Robert Crook: DESPP has changed the previously mandatory SSN on new forms to “Social Security Number (Optional but will help prevent mis-identification)” Conforming to law, except on the ASSAULT WEAPON CERTIFICATE APPLICATION (??). - Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen (CCS)