Consider these previous responses now that the Second Amendment March memo has been generated:
Please take the time to compare these two earlier responses to the new Department of Public Safety PDF Memo that what was published regarding the Second Amendment March held on April 10, 2010.
Petitioner’s Question No.5:
Is it currently permissible under state law for individuals to carrying a pistol or revolver openly or concealed while in possession of a valid State Permit to Carry Pistols or Revolvers?
This question is not the proper subject of a declaratory ruling as Petitioner has not articulated the specific circumstances under which o ruling is requested. Under some circumstances, an individual who possesses a CT pistol permit may be subject to arrest for carrying his or her pistol openly or concealed.
Petitioner Question No. 14:
Is carrying a holstered or properly secure (not in the hand), openly exposed firearm while in possession of a valid permit to do so an element of any Connecticut Breach of Peace or Disorderly Conduct statutes?
This question is not the proper subject of a declaratory ruling as Petitioner has not articulated the specified circumstances under which a ruling is requested. Under some circumstances, an individual who possesses a CT pistol permit may be subject to arrest for carrying his or her pistol openly.
Why did the Department of Public Safety choose to fight this request for a declaratory ruling and the question when posed to them and to the court?
PRAYER FOR RELIEF (in part)
WHEREFORE, for the reasons alleged and in consequence thereof, the Plaintiff seeks:
Declaratory judgments determining.
a. Whether the Plaintiff, as a citizen of Connecticut holding a pistol permit, has the right in Connecticut tocarry a pistol or revolver openly, without concealing the pistol or revolver[/b], in any location where carrying a pistol or revolver is not otherwise prohibited by the premises’ owner or by law.