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CT Open Carry Report

adk_mechetech

Regular Member
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06076
I'm certainly a newcomer and I only recently started to open carry, but I thought it would be nice to have an OC report thread like some of the other state forums. I realize CT is an OC state, but obviously there are always businesses and locations that can be touchy. In the few weeks I have been OC I have had several very positive experiences and I will continue to OC everywhere I go.

The website Friend or Foe looks like a great tool for everyone to use to note their experiences and gun friendly/unfriendly establishments. There are many reports in CT, but more is always better. I have been adding mine as I can.

I have received official responses from two businesses operating in CT and I will likely be adding more as I have the opportunity.

1. Goodwill CT - "Goodwill follows state regulations regarding licensed firearms."
2. Big Y supermarkets - "Our store policy is that we allow our customers to carry concealed weapons, in CT stores however - customers are allowed to openly carry according to CT state law"
 

rightwinglibertarian

Regular Member
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Mar 22, 2014
Messages
827
Location
Seattle WA
I'm certainly a newcomer and I only recently started to open carry, but I thought it would be nice to have an OC report thread like some of the other state forums. I realize CT is an OC state, but obviously there are always businesses and locations that can be touchy. In the few weeks I have been OC I have had several very positive experiences and I will continue to OC everywhere I go.

The website Friend or Foe looks like a great tool for everyone to use to note their experiences and gun friendly/unfriendly establishments. There are many reports in CT, but more is always better. I have been adding mine as I can.

I have received official responses from two businesses operating in CT and I will likely be adding more as I have the opportunity.

1. Goodwill CT - "Goodwill follows state regulations regarding licensed firearms."
2. Big Y supermarkets - "Our store policy is that we allow our customers to carry concealed weapons, in CT stores however - customers are allowed to openly carry according to CT state law"
Never ever ask permission. Just do it and if trespassed, boycott said establishment and post the name and address online here. They will then get no money for running dangerous establishments. At least from sensible people
 

Grapeshot

Legendary Warrior
Joined
May 21, 2006
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35,337
Location
Valhalla
Open carry is legal only with a permit outside of your own residence or place of business.
 

Liberty-or-Death

Regular Member
Joined
Feb 7, 2014
Messages
411
Location
23235
Am I to understand from this document that OC in CT is ARS for investigative detention including mandatory self-identification under threat of arrest?
 

dmjs

Regular Member
Joined
Dec 24, 2011
Messages
47
Location
Rocky Hill CT
Am I to understand from this document that OC in CT is ARS for investigative detention including mandatory self-identification under threat of arrest?
By state statue you DO have to show your pistol permit. There is a $70.00 fine for failure to carry your permit. So in turn you do have to produce when asked.
 

adk_mechetech

Regular Member
Joined
Jun 2, 2015
Messages
65
Location
06076
To clarify you must show your permit when asked if you are being detained. Openly carrying a firearm or just printing is not RAS, recently shown by the attempt to make it so in law. Thankfully that law did not pass. If it had it likely would have expedited my exit from the Northeast.
 

davidmcbeth

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Jan 14, 2012
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earth's crust
To clarify you must show your permit when asked if you are being detained. Openly carrying a firearm or just printing is not RAS, recently shown by the attempt to make it so in law. Thankfully that law did not pass. If it had it likely would have expedited my exit from the Northeast.
I'm sure that cops are more thankful that it did not pass .... with the legislature, about passing laws that cause conflict.

I'm perfectly willing to perform my duties ....

Its them that should move, I'm not going anywhere.

So clearly a violation of the 4th amendment not even demorats could stomach moving this through the GA...
 
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