Statutory authority - CGS Sec. 29-32b
Central office -
Number of employees - One full-time, one part-time
Recurring operating expenses - $104,274
Organizational structure - Chairman and Six Board Members appointed by Governor.
The Board of Firearms Permit Examiners mission is to provide a means of appeal, through administrative hearings, for those whose pistol permit has been revoked or denied. The Board provides a uniform interpretation and application of firearm laws.
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 Connecticut General Statutes Sec. 29-28 or 29-28a, pistol permits; Sec. 29-36f or 29-36g eligibility certificates.
This year 304 new appeals were received and investigated, 11 meetings held and 281 cases heard.
The Board operates, and will continue to
operate in conformance with Sec. 46a to 46a-78, inclusive of the General
Membership - Seven Board members appointed by the Governor are: Attorney Christopher R. Adams, Arthur C. Carr, Attorney Deron S. Drumm, Michael Hahn, Chief John Karangekis, M. Peter Kuck, and Colonel Eric C. Nelson.