Armed security officer Scott Lazurek fighting to keep gun permit after refusing to show it to police

An armed security officer who was arrested last year for refusing to show his gun permit to a police officer while openly carrying his weapon is fighting to keep that permit from being revoked. Scott

News 12 Staff

Oct 4, 2014, 1:29 AM

Updated 3,540 days ago

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An armed security officer who was arrested last year for refusing to show his gun permit to a police officer while openly carrying his weapon is fighting to keep that permit from being revoked.
Scott Lazurek says he openly carries his gun where he is legally allowed to do so. He says he was arrested and had his gun permit revoked after he refused to show that permit to police officers who had stopped him in West Haven last year.
Lazurek claims the demand was unconstitutional because he was not suspected of having committed a crime. He says the case was thrown out of a Milford court and his gun permit was reinstated, but now he says the state wants to reverse the ruling and take away his permit again.
State police, who enforce Connecticut's gun ownership policies, tell News 12 that a gun permit is the property of the state and an officer has the right to see it at any time.
Lazurek says he has the support of several major gun groups and will fight in court to keep his permit. He says state officials have until Oct. 15 to submit all of their paperwork in this case to a court in New Britain, and a hearing date will be set after that.
He has set up a website where people can show support for him and learn more about the case he is making.


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