Gun permit denials

Overwelming support for background checks
5:24 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Poll finds strong support for background checks for gun buyers

In this Jan. 16, 2013 file photo, an assortment of firearms are seen for sale at Capitol City Arms Supply in Springfield, Ill.
Credit AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File

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. 

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Gun Permit Appeals
10:29 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Gun incident at Chuck E. Cheese prompts scrutiny of gun permit appeals board

The Connecticut Board of Firearms Permit Examiners hearing a recent case on June 27th, 2013 in Wethersfield.
Credit 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.

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