Attorney Rachel M. Baird, who represents clients before the state Board of Firearms Permit Examiners, said the Supreme Court decision will “certainly lead to a challenge of Connecticut’s laws.”
“In Connecticut, someone can be denied a gun permit because a police chief deems them unsuitable to own a gun, even though there is no definition of what makes a person unsuitable,” Baird said. “Whether you get a permit is totally dependent on this abstract term that isn’t defined at all.”
In order to obtain a gun permit in Connecticut, a person must apply to the local police chief or state police, and they can be denied if that official deems them “unsuitable.”
The only recourse if they are denied is to appeal to the Board of Firearms Permit Examiners, but Baird said it could take up to three years for that board to hear your case.
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