I believe there are approximately just over 100 law enforcement agencies in CT. I had to send written notice by way of a certified letter to each as part of my Declaratory Ruling case.
There is a scheduled Appellate Court Hearing scheduled for argument on January 4th in Hartford and "SUITABILITY" is part of the argument to be made by Attorney Rachel Baird.
If "SUITABILITY" is removed as a requirement to obtain and retain a permit, the Board of Firearms is no longer necessary, the current backlog disappears and the opinions of local issuing authorities are no longer necessary.
It is obvious by the information and documentation I have acquired in the past four years that "SUITABILITY" is the single biggest factor in almost all of the current firearm problems in CT.
Why can't the legislature simply implement the same procedures for Permits to Carry as those currently in place to obtain an Eligibility Certificate? There are NO SUITABILITY requirements in the Eligibility Certificate application and approval process.
You are 100% correct in your statement that elimination of "SUITABILITY" would put officers and detectives back on the street catching bad guys instead of fingerprinting and investigating those with no record of current DISQUALIFING events.
I look forward to making myself available to any group that begins to do the heavy lifting necessary to advance SHALL ISSUE in CT.
What you really need is the contact information from everyone who is willing to stand up and be counted.
Open a Gmail account and post it on all the message boards and see if you get a good response.