Originally posted by Tvov
Yes, I have heard that, and also have been told (as you point out) that open carry will probably get you in trouble one way or another.
The permit does say to "Carry", as I understand it meaning on your person, not have one nearby in your vehicle.
It depends on the part of the state you're in. In northern CT, farm country, you probably wouldn't get hassled for open carrying like you would at the Danbury or Orange malls.
The police have way to much discretionary power in CT for me to leave a loaded firearm in my vehicle. I'd unload it, lock it out of sight, and take all the ammo and mags with me.