Peter Kuck, Secretary
Established – 1967
Statutory authority – CGS Section 29-32b
Central office – 505 Hudson Street, 5th floor,
Hartford, CT 06106
Number of employees - One full-time, One part-time
Recurring operating expenses - $104,617
Organizational structure – Attorney Chairman, Secretary, and Board Members appointed by Governor Rowland.
The Board of Firearms Permit Examiners mission is to provide a means of appeal for the revocation or denial of a state pistol permit through administrative hearings. To help to effect a uniform interpretation and application of firearm laws to Connecticut citizens.
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.
This year 299 new appeals were received and investigated, 12 meetings held, 82 cases heard, and 68 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, Benjamin Goldstein, and Captain Eric C. Nelson.