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    Information is now circulating that the Board of Firearms Permit Examiners disposed of approximately 50 cases.

    The minutes when posted will tell the story.

    The winds of change are beginning to blow in favor of Due Process.

    My compliments to the Board for finding a way to reduce the backlog of cases

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    More illegally revoked permits back in the hands of the law-abiding citizens? No wonder CSP wants to abolish the BFPE and have themselves be the go-to group for appeals.

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    I believe most of thecases consisted of Denials rather than revocations.

    And Waterbury didn't show up to defend their denials!!!

    B. Hearings: Cases scheduled for 1:30pm or soon thereafter as the matter may be reached.

    1) Case No. 09-110-R, Harry Figueroa (continued from Feb. 11)

    vs. Commissioner John A. Danaher, III, Department of Public Safety Revocation

    2) Case No. 09-256-D, Nichelle Alston

    vs. Chief Ronald Quagliani, West Haven Police Department Denial

    3) Case No. 09-187-D, Nathaniel Sessions/ no contact/ West Haven will issue


    4) Case No. 09-080-D, Jessica Samolik

    vs. Acting Chief Patrick McMahon, Middletown Police Department Denial

    5) Case No. 09-168-D, Matthew Dionne

    vs. Chief Marc Montminy, Manchester Police Department Denial

    6) Case No. 09-224-D, Deon Stanford

    vs. Chief Marc Montminy, Manchester Police Department Denial

    Waterbury Denials:

    7) Case No. 09-302-D, Enrique Aquino vs. Chief Michael Gugliotti, Waterbury Police Department Denial

    8) Case No. 10-108-D, Juan Aquino vs. Chief Michael Gugliotti, Waterbury Police Department Denial

    9) Case No. 09-223-D, Ronald Demers vs. Chief Michael Gugliotti, Waterbury Police Department Denial

    10) Case no. 09-340-D, Guy Grenier vs. Chief Michael Gugliotti, Waterbury Police Department Denial

    11) Case No. 09-352b-D, Michael Iacoviello vs. Chief Michael Gugliotti, Waterbury Police Department Denial

    12) Case No. 09-319-D, James LaVigne, represented by Atty. Ralph D. Sherman

    vs. Chief Michael Gugliotti, Waterbury Police Department Denial

    13) Case No. 10-88-D, Gershon Petteway vs. Chief Michael Gugliotti, Waterbury Police Department Denial

    14) Case No. 09-288-D, David Philbin vs. Chief Michael Gugliotti, Waterbury Police Department Denial

    15) Case No. 09-115-D, Robert Sandore vs. Chief Michael Gugliotti, Waterbury Police Department Denial


    16) Case No. 09-353-D, Billy Uffre vs. Chief Michael Gugliotti, Waterbury Police Department Denial

    C. Secretary’s Report:

    1) Approval of February 11, 2010 Minutes

    2) 35 Cases scheduled & resolved after review:

    The list of cases settled is on the board's website


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    Ed, While this is Great News, This will not Prevent, Stop or allow the practice of Denial from a Police Chief that does not believe in the 2 Amendment expect for the police. This practice will continue, I do not see any change in Waterbury.

    There Needs to be some sort of Repercussions towards the police dept that denies a permit for no reason. ( there is no down side to the police dept. yet the applicant must spend his time and money for no reason).

    I personalty know of several people with clean records that are afraid to apply because of the Police and there condescending attitude toward
    them when applying. We are treated as criminals from the moment we walk in to the PD for the Application and to get our Finger Prints taken.

    Ed as much as I would love to see this change ( But How) I cannot see this turn around any time soon. (Does any one think that Chief Michael Gugliotti will change his mind or attitude, He has no skin in the game. Maybe a letter to the Mayor might get some results.

    I serve on a local Zoning Board and I see this same type of action of resistance from some of the other members.

    People tell me when I am at a local coffee shop how they are afraid and worry about coming to the Zoning Board for any reason. I for one have been working toward a open and fair Planning and Zoning Board with much resistance.
    This is another example of action without any responsibility for action. The town pays for any mistake the Planning and Zoning makes not the Members.

    Ed how can we as a group work toward change this Denial Process.

    A Police Chief is not elected once there he or she is there for life. Lets all think about how we can get some sort of effective and meaningful and legal action toward a chief or mayor that denies a permit for no reason.

    This same type of action happens when someone wants a class 3 ie shot barrel rifle and the Police Chief will not sigh the Application. ( this has happen in my town)
    What can one do in this case?





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    When the McDonald v. Chicago case is released by the Supreme Court, the entire understanding of the Second Amendment may come into play.

    I believe that every aspect of firearm ownership and possession will be opened up to judicial scrutiny.

    I am aware of many cases pending across the country that have the ability to change the rules as we currently know them.

    Keep watching this message board and others that discuss firearm related topics and you will be a witness to history regardless of how the Supreme Court rules.

    For those in Connecticut, the Kuck and Goldberg cases that are awaiting a decsion by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals may change the way Connecticut must treat owners of firearms.

    There is about to be a lengthy firearm related article by:

    Kimberly Dvorak who writes for examiner.com.

    This is the link to her webpage articles:

    http://www.examiner.com/x-10317-San-...-Buzz-Examiner

    I would suggest that everyone visit, bookmark and follow her on the topics of the day.




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    MinutesMarch 11, 2010 Minutes
    1111 Country Club Rd. Middletown, CT 06457

    Chairman Attorney Joseph T. Corradino called the meeting to order at 1:34pm.

    Board Members Present: Mr. Arthur Carr, Attorney Joseph T. Corradino, Chief T. William Knapp (Ret.), Mr. M. Peter Kuck, Captain Kyle E. Overturf and Mr. Kenneth V. Tramadeo.

    Board Members Absent:Attorney James J. Finnerty, III

    Chairman Corradino read the Introductory Statement and all witnesses were administered the oath.

    Chairman Corradino called a roll call of all appellants. 9 appellants were present. 7 appellants were absent.

    Cases scheduled for hearings:

    1) Case No. 09-110-R, Harry Figueroa, continued from Feb. 11, 2010, involving the revocation of his pistol permit to carry pistols and revolvers. The appellant appeared on his own behalf. Sgt. Douglas Hall, Department of Public Safety, represented the Commissioner John A. Danaher, III, Department of Public Safety.

    Decision: By a unanimous decision, the Board voted to reverse the decision of Commissioner John A. Danaher, III, Department of Public Safety and for the reinstatement of Mr. Figueroa’s pistol permit.

    2) Case No. 09-256-D, Nichelle Alston involving the denial of a pistol permit to carry pistols and revolvers. The appellant appeared on his own behalf. Det. David Howard represented the local issuing authority, Chief Ronald Quagliani, West Haven Police Department.


    Chairman Corradino recused himself from the case because of previous knowledge of the Alston’s family.

    Motion: Chairman Corradino recused himself from the case. Knapp made a motion to delay the hearing to April 8, 2010 hearing so that Board member, Attorney James T. Finnerty can preside at the hearing. Tramadeo seconded the motion. Motion carried.

    3) Case No. 09-187-D, Nathaniel Sessions, involving the denial of a pistol permit to carry pistols and revolvers. The appellant appeared on his own behalf. Det. David Howard represented the local issuing authority, Chief Ronald Quagliani, West Haven Police Department.

    Nathaniel Sessions withdrew his appeal because he was issued his permit March 11, 2010.


    4) Case No. 09-080-D, Jessica Samolik involving the denial of a pistol permit to carry pistols and revolvers. The appellant appeared on her own behalf. Sgt. Douglas Hall, Department of Public Safety, represented the local issuing authority, Acting Chief Patrick McMahon, Middletown Police Department with one witness.

    Decision: By a unanimous decision, the Board voted to reverse the decision of Acting Chief Patrick McMahon, Middletown Police Department and for Ms. Samolik to be issued a temporary pistol permit.

    5) Case No. 09-168-D, Matthew Dionne, involving the denial of a pistol permit to carry pistols and revolvers. The appellant appeared on his own behalf with two witnesses. Sgt. Hall, Department of Public Safety, represented the local issuing authority, Chief Marc Montminy, Manchester Police Department with one witness.

    Decision: The Board members voted and it was a tie vote. Carr, Corradino and Overturf voted for the issuing authority at this time. Knapp, Kuck and Tramadeo voted for the appellant. In the result of a tie vote, the decision is in favor of the appellant and as a result the decision is for Mr. Dionne to be issued a temporary pistol permit.


    6) Case No. 09-224-D, Deon Stanford, involving the denial of a pistol permit to carry pistols and revolvers. The appellant appeared on his own behalf. Sgt. Douglas Hall, Department of Public Safety, represented the local issuing authority, Chief Marc Montminy, Manchester Police Department with one witness.

    Decision: By a unanimous decision, the Board voted to uphold the decision of Chief Marc Montminy, Manchester Police Department, to deny a temporary pistol permit to Mr. Stanford.

    7) Case No. 09-302-D, Enrique Aquino, involving the denial of a pistol permit to carry pistols and revolvers. The appellant appeared on his own behalf. A representative for the local issuing authority, Chief Michael Gugliotti, Waterbury Police Department, failed to appear.

    Decision: A unanimous decision, the Board voted for the appellant by default to be issued a temporary pistol permit from the local issuing authority, Chief Michael Gugliotti, Waterbury Police Department.

    8) Case No. 10-108-D, Juan Aquino vs. Chief Michael Gugliotti, Waterbury Police Department Denial

    Temporary Permit issued 3/10/2010- Appellant withdrew appeal


    9) Case No. 09-223-D, Ronald Demers, involving the denial of a pistol permit to carry pistols and revolvers. The appellant appeared on his own behalf. A representative for the local issuing authority, Chief Michael Gugliotti, Waterbury Police Department, failed to appear.

    Decision: A unanimous decision, the Board voted for the appellant by default to be issued a temporary pistol permit from the local issuing authority, Chief Michael Gugliotti, Waterbury Police Department.

    10) Case no. 09-340-D, Guy Grenier vs. Chief Michael Gugliotti, Waterbury Police Department Denial


    Temporary Permit issued 3/11/2010 - Appellant withdrew appeal

    11) Case No. 09-352b-D, Michael Iacoviello vs. Chief Michael Gugliotti, Waterbury Police Department Denial

    Temporary Permit issued3/10/2010 - Appellant withdrew appeal

    12) Case No. 09-319-D, James LaVigne, represented by Atty. Ralph D. Sherman vs. Chief Michael Gugliotti, Waterbury Police Department Denial

    Temporary Permit issued 3/11/2010 - Appellant withdrew appeal

    13) Case No. 10-88-D, Gershon Petteway vs. Chief Michael Gugliotti, Waterbury Police Department Denial

    Temporary Permit issued 3/11/2010- Appellant withdrew appeal

    14) Case No. 09-288-D, David Philbin vs. Chief Michael Gugliotti, Waterbury Police Department Denial

    Temporary Permit issued 3/10/2010 - Appellant withdrew appeal

    15) Case No. 09-115-D, Robert Sandore vs. Chief Michael Gugliotti, Waterbury Police Department Denial

    Temporary Permit issued 3/10/2010 - Appellant withdrew appeal

    16) Case No. 09-353-D, Billy Uffre, involving the denial of a pistol permit to carry pistols and revolvers. The appellant appeared on his own behalf. A representative for the local issuing authority, Chief Michael Gugliotti, Waterbury Police Department, failed to appear.

    Decision: A unanimous decision, the Board voted for the appellant by default to be issued a temporary pistol permit from the local issuing authority, Chief Michael Gugliotti, Waterbury Police Department.

    Board Discussion:

    The Board discussed the process how to proceed with Case No. 09-256-D, Nichelle Alston vs. Chief Ronald Quagliani, West Haven Police Department that was continued to April 8, 2010. It was agreed by all members, as suggested by Mr. Carr, that the Board start with the same package again and as the hearing proceeds either side can try to add anything (Exhibits) they want. Subject to the ruling of the Chairman.

    Secretary’s Report: Secretary Knapp reported on the progress made to reduce the backlog and that 51 cases had been resolved for the month of March.

    Motion: Secretary Knappmoved thatdue to the progress of reducing the backlog that the March hearing location for the Board’s second hearing scheduled in April, April 22, 2010, be changed to Wethersfield Police Department and that the agenda include only Denials.


    Chairman Corradinocalledforacceptance of the motion of Secretary Knapp. Kuck seconded the motion. Motion carried.

    Motion: Kuck made a motion to accept the minutes of February 11, 2010 as written, Carr seconded the motion. Motion carried.

    Motion to adjourn. Corradino made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Kuck, motion carried.

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    When someone wins the appeal, do they get the temp permit on the spot or do they still have to go through the local PD?

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    And they want to eliminate the board of firearms! Id rather trust my neighbors than the government.

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    What percentage of the backlog is directly related to Waterbury? Seems pretty high. Wonder if it would even be considered a "backlog" if Waterbury was respecting our rights?

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