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Response to dumbcat (Reply #29)

Sat Oct 3, 2015, 07:28 PM

77. I can try to explain Connecticut's laws

Unsuitable is undefined in law, and is left to interpretation. However, a denial must have just and proper cause and cannot be arbitrary or capricious. If an individual seemed filled with rage or had threatening statements/posts, I could see that as a valid reason to deny. The Board of pistol permit examiners has been very skeptical in the past of denials. Cases of denials based on small town politics or political disagreements have been overturned each time.

As for the board:
The Board is comprised of nine members appointed by the Governor to serve during his term and until their successors are appointed and qualify. The members are appointed from nominees of the:
Commissioner the Dept. of Emergency Services and Public Protection,
Connecticut Police Chiefs Association,
the Commissioner of the Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection,
The Connecticut State Rifles and Revolvers Association, Inc.,
Ye Connecticut Gun Guild, Inc.,
the Commissioner of the Dept. of Mental Health and Addiction Services,
and an appointee of the Chief Court Administrator.
Two members of the public are appointed with at least one member of the Board shall be a lawyer licensed to practice in Connecticut, who shall act as Chairman of the Board during the hearing of appeals.

The makeup is a spread to prevent the problems you cited. As noted earlier, it has been very skeptical of denials and has overturned a significant number of denials.

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