Peter Kuck, Secretary
Established - 1967
Statutory authority - CGS Section 29-32b
Central office - 505 Hudson Street,
Hartford, CT 06106
Number of employees - 1 full-time, 1 part-time
Recurring operating expenses - $91,617
Organizational structure - Attorney Chairman, Secretary, and Board Members appointed by Governor Rowland.
The statutory responsibility of the Board is to administer and enforce the provisions of Section 29-32b, Connecticut General Statutes. Under that section, the Board has the responsibility of making inquires and investigations, taking testimony and rendering decisions in connection with appeals brought to the Board by persons aggrieved by the action or inaction of the issuing authority in matters pertaining to Conn. Gen. Statutes Sec. 29-28 or 29-28a, pistol permits; Sec. 29-36f or 29-36g eligibility certificates.
A booklet, Laws Pertaining to Firearms 2002 with Frequently Ask Questions, index and legislative language of the State Statutes regarding firearms, has been updated to reflect any new or amended legislative changes. During 2001-2002, 314 new appeals were received and investigated, 11 meetings held, 59 cases heard, and 51 agreements to reinstate prior to hearing.
The Board operates, and will continue to operate in conformance with Sec. 46a to 46a-78, inclusive of the General Statutes of Connecticut.
Membership - Seven Board members appointed by the Governor are: Chairman Philip Dukes, Esq., Secretary Peter Kuck, Arthur C. Carr, Chief John Karangekis, Atty. Adam Liegeot, William Longo and Captain Eric C. Nelson.