THIS INFORMATION HAS BEEN SUGGESTED TO THE BOARD.

NOTICE TO APPELLANTS WITH APPEALS TO THE BOARD OF FIREARMS PERMIT EXAMINERS

Individuals with appeals pending before the Board of Firearms Permit Examiners involving facts or issues that are NOT disqualifiers to purchasing or possessing a pistol or revolver may make application for a CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBLITY directly to the Connecticut Department of Public Safety located at 1111 Country Club Road in Middletown, CT.

The minimum requirements to obtain and retain a state issued CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY are similar to those to obtain a state issued PERMIT TO CARRY, and are outlined in Section 29-36f, 29-36g, 29-36h and 29-36i of the Connecticut General Statutes.

Link to General Statutes on certificates:http://www.cga.ct.gov/2005/pub/Chap529.htm

Possession of a state issued CERTIFICATES OF ELIGIBILITY by an appellant during the pendency of an appeal to the Board of Firearms Permit Examiners does not permit the appellant to carry pistols or revolvers, but does allow the appellant to purchase handguns, and verifies that the appellant by possession of same has presented positive identification and successfully passed a national criminal background check for entitlement of have the certificate issued by the Department of Public Safety.

The application process for a state issued Certificate of Eligibility[/b] does NOT require a finding of suitability as part of the application process. Positive identification and a background check resulting in no disqualifying arrests or court orders will more than likely result in a CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY being issued.

Possession of a current valid ELIGIBILITY CERTIFICATE by an appellant at the time of any hearing before the board, maybe accepted by the board as verification of the appellant’s positive identification[/b] together with the fact that the appellant has NO disqualifying criminal or civil incidents at the time of the hearing.

Possession of a valid ELIGIBITLY CERTIFICATE by an appellant whose case is before the Board of Firearms Permit Examiners does not in any way certify that the individual appellant possesses the SUITABILITY required by law to receive, possess or have returned a permit to carry pistols or revolvers. The right to a permit to carry pistols or revolvers in all incidents where there has been a denial or revocation willbe determined by the Board of Firearms Permit Examiners after a full hearing before the board on all facts regarding the permit and reason for the denial or revocation.