New Canaan stops issuing gun permits

New Canaan's police chief announced Thursday that his department will no longer issue temporary state pistol permits, citing a loophole in state law he says needs to be addressed.



Chief Leon Krolikowski says his department recently confirmed local police departments do not have access to the state of Connecticut's mental health database.



He says that means the department cannot determine if someone applying for a 60-day permit has a mental condition that would prohibit them from owning a gun.



The chief called on Gov. Dannel Malloy to address the issue and says his department will not issue temporary pistol licenses until it is.



A representative from Gov. Malloy's office told News 12 that local police can call state police to find out if someone is eligible. However, Krolikowski says he's asked for clarification from state officials in the past, but didn't get it until News 12 told him about it.


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