By law, when handguns are being transported in a motor vehicle, they must be unloaded and kept in a place not readily or directly accessible from the passenger compartment, or in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console. A violation carries a penalty of 1 to 5 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $1,000, or both, with a mandatory minimum 1-year sentence in the absence of mitigating circumstances. Any handgun found in the violator's possession must be forfeited (CT Gen. Stat. Sec. 29-35 and 29-37).
Employers are not required to allow employees to store firearms in locked vehicles on company-owned or -leased property. Individuals are barred from possessing or carrying handguns on any premises where prohibited by law or by the person who owns or exercises control over the premises (CT Gen. Stat. Sec. 29-28(e)).