Skip to comments.Gun Board Member Charts Own Path
Posted on 06/24/2013 3:49:41 AM PDT by Daffynition
In March of 2007, a 61-year-old West Hartford man sought to renew the pistol permit he had held for 25 years. But he balked when state police asked him to produce a birth certificate or passport as proof of citizenship an enhanced requirement imposed following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Rather than fetch the documents, which he believed the state police had no authority to demand, the applicant appealed to the state Board of Firearm Permit Examiners, which facing a huge backlog of appeals told him he'd have to wait 18 months for a hearing.
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The lone voice of sanity on the board, a true patriot, not unlike Nathan Hale; Board member M. Peter Kuck:
".......There are elements in our state, and perhaps in the whole country, who use the process as punishment."
"In my opinion the use of Connecticut's vague and capricious suitability standard has been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court because it is experimentation and local variation," he wrote in a letter to the board in July 2010. "Therefore when an appellant comes before the board with no federal disqualifying factors and the appellant meets Connecticut eligibility factors I will vote for the appellant."
After Sandy Hook and the unconstitutional gun laws passed in CT he wrote: "You stupid, bloody damn fools. You have attacked the state and federal constitutions," Kuck wrote in an email to legislators. "From this point on your oaths are worthless and your name is Mudd."
They want proof of citizenship before “granting” this man his second amendment rights.
Yet, illegal aliens can vote without challenges. Several times and several different precincts. And the DemonRATS will even bus them to different states to vote. Isn’t THAT special.
Here in Maryland it is almost impossible to get a carry permit.
It has gone to court, We won the case, Maryland appealed it. It’s in Limbo.
We can pass plenty of taxes though.
This system in CT is so f’ed up. I hope Kuck’s challenge makes it to court. The state and local police NEED to be put in their place....and follow the law, instead of making things up along the way.
Makes me value my CCW permit and how tenuous it is.
I was just getting ready to post this. It’s been an entertaining series. Clearly they are trying to oust these guys on the board through bad publicity so Dannel can appoint some panty-waist liberals.
LIkewise in New Jersey, although it is always included in lists of carry states.
Waiting for the jackboot lickers to come to their defense with the usual crap they spew:
Their = there - NEED COFFEE!
The tiniest thing could go wrong in one’s life here....and we can kiss our constitutional rights good-bye.
The process is so convoluted....and every town is different. In some towns you can get approved quickly....others it takes months, or longer. Many times it’s *who* you know. There’s no parity from town to town.
In Connecticut, obtaining a permit to carry a handgun is a two-step process. First, you must apply with your local police chief or resident state trooper. The application process includes fingerprinting, a background check, and a questionnaire. The local police chief or resident state trooper has eight weeks to either approve or deny the application.
If the application is denied, then the individual can appeal to the Board of Firearm Permit Examiners.
According to state statute, the seven board members are appointed by the governor. Five of the seven are nominated by the Commissioner of Public Safety, the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection, the Connecticut State Rifle and Revolver Association Inc., and a group called Ye Connecticut Gun Guild Inc. The other two seats are members of the public and 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.
There has been some talk of adding a *mental health professional* to the board, *that* should fix things. :(
Craig Fishbein, a Wallingford attorney, is on the board. He’s a great 2A guy, but I don’t know of his record on the board, or if he plays politics.
And it looks like he is an educated man who knows the origins of that term.