Gun permit denials

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A Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday finds American voters overwhelmingly support universal background checks for all gun buyers by 89 to 9 percent. The result is the same as several other national polls conducted by Quinnipiac in the months after the Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting last December. 

Dan Katz

If someone wants to carry a hand gun legally in Connecticut, they need to apply for a pistol permit from local police departments. If police deny or revoke that permit, people can go before an appeals board, which has the power to override the police decision.