Court Says Connecticut Authorities Must Keep Issuing Gun Permits During Pandemic

By: Teresa Mull

Despite Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont’s efforts to thwart the Second Amendment, a federal court has put a stop to his antics.

The Hartford Courant reports:

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer ruled for the Connecticut Citizens Defense League in its suit challenging as illegal a three-month old emergency, executive order by Gov. Ned Lamont that allows the state police to decide whether to take fingerprints during the pandemic. Fingerprinting is required before a gun permit can be issued.

“The executive order leaves it to the discretion of state and local police whether to conduct fingerprinting, thus empowering the police to functionally deny the right of new applicants to acquire, carry, and possess a handgun,” Meyer wrote in the decision released Tuesday.

Connecticut law requires a person to have a permit not only to carry a firearm - but even to PURCHASE a firearm or ammo. Thus first-time gun buyers who were unable to obtain their permit (due to law-enforcement refusing to take fingerprints) have been left defenseless for the past three months at the whim of their anti-gun governor.

Of course, if the governor is really so concerned about germs, he could always suspend gun control all together and implement Constitutional Carry instead.

Teresa Mull is editor of Gunpowder Magazine. Contact her at

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