BFPE: June 28, 2013 Minutes
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June 28, 2013 Minutes

  MINUTES

OFFICE OF GOVERNMENTAL ACCOUNTABILITY

BOARD OF FIREARMS PERMIT EXAMINERS

Thursday, June 28, 2013

Wethersfield Police Dept. Wethersfield, CT

 

Call to Order

Acting Chairman, Craig C. Fishbein, Esq. called the meeting to order at 12:00pm.

Acting Chairman Fishbein ready the Introductory Statement.

Chairman Joseph T. Corradino, Esq. called the roll. 6 appellants were present, 2 appellants failed to appear.

6 local Issuing Authorities were present, and 1 local Issuing Authority failed to appear.

Board Members Present: Chairman Joseph T. Corradino, Esq. Chief T. William Knapp, (Ret.), Attorney Craig Fishbein, Mr. M. Peter Kuck Mr. Kenneth Tramadeo and Col. Kyle Overturf.

Board Members Absent: Attorney Jay Greer

 Chairman Corradino administered the oath to all witnesses.

Hearings:

1) Case No. 13-240-D, Andrew G. Annelli, involving the denial of a pistol permit to carry pistols and revolvers. The appellant appeared on his own behalf. A representative was present for the local Issuing Authority, Chief Eric Osanitsch, Bristol Police Department.

Withdrawal: The appellant withdrew his appeal.

2) Case No. 13-456-D, Robert Harris, involving the denial of a pistol permit to carry pistols and revolvers. The appellant appeared on his own behalf with one witness. Capt. Gary Wallace represented the local Issuing Authority, Chief William McKenna, Middletown Police Department with one witness.

Decision: By a unanimous decision, the Board voted to overturn the decision of the local Issuing Authority, Chief William McKenna, Middletown Police Department and voted for the appellant, Mr. Harris to be issued a temporary pistol permit.

3) Case No. 13-332-D, Brian M. Sullivan, involving the denial of a pistol permit to carry pistols and revolvers. The appellant failed to appear. Capt. Gary Wallace represented the local Issuing Authority, Chief William McKenna, Middletown Police Department with one witness.

Decision: By a unanimous decision, the Board voted to uphold the decision of the local Issuing Authority, Chief William McKenna, Middletown Police Department, to deny, by default, due to the appellantís failure to appear.  

4) Case No. 13-199-D, Heather Pereira, involving the denial of a pistol permit to carry pistols and revolvers. The appellant failed to appear. A representative for the local Issuing Authority, Sgt. James Kodzis, Mansfield Police Department, failed to appear.

Motion: Corradino made a motion to dismiss due to the failure of both parties to appear. Knapp seconded the motion, motion carried.

5) Case No. 13-200-D, Mark LeBlanc involving the denial of a pistol permit to carry pistols and revolvers. The appellant failed to appear. A representative for the local Issuing Authority, Sgt. James Kodzis, Mansfield Police Department, failed to appear.

Motion: Corradino made a motion to dismiss due to the failure of both parties to appear. Knapp seconded the motion, motion carried.

6) Case No. 13-333-D, John McCormick, Sr., involving the denial of a pistol permit to carry pistols and revolvers. The appellant appeared on his own behalf. Chief James Kenney, the local Issuing Authority for Vernon Police Department, appeared with one witness.

Decision: By a unanimous decision, the Board voted to uphold the decision of the local Issuing Authority, Chief James Kenney, Vernon Police Department, the denial of a temporary pistol permit.

7) Case No. 13-463-D, Daniel Kopp, involving the denial of a pistol permit to carry pistols and revolvers. Attorney Ralph D. Sherman represented the appellant with one witness. Detective Christopher Isidro represented Chief Michael Lombardo, Wilton Police Department.

Decision: By a unanimous decision, the Board voted to overturn the decision of the local Issuing Authority, Chief Michael Lombardo, Wilton Police Department, and voted to issue a temporary pistol permit to the appellant.

8) Case No. 13-312-D, Moultrie Davis, involving the denial of a pistol permit to carry pistols and revolvers. The appellant appeared on his own behalf. Sgt. Martin Martinez represented the local Issuing Authority for the Town of Montville Police Services.

Withdrawal: The appellant, Mr. Davis, withdrew his appeal and Sgt. Martinez agreed to issue a permit to Mr. Davis on the first business day following Jan. 1, 2014, on the condition that Mr. Davis is still a resident of Montville and on the condition of the current suitability and that he hasnít committed any offence that violates the criminal law and doesnít have any statutory disqualifying events at that time.

 

Old Business: After a discussion regarding a previous case, Knapp said he wanted to reconsider his decision but then withdrew his motion to reconsider. 

New Business: Secretary Knapp spoke about a change in the new law addressing where a citizen should apply for a pistol permit. Prior to the new law, it was a person could apply in the town they resided or owned a business. Now it is changed to where a person has their permanent address. Chief Knapp spoke with Assistant Attorney DeAnn Varunes and was told that the Board should ask for a formal opinion regarding the definition of a permanent address.

Adjournment: Knapp made a motion to adjourn, Tramadeo seconded the motion, motion carried.