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Questions Raised About Middletown Mom’s Pistol Permit

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File photo of a gun. (credit: FRANZISKA KRAUFMANN/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of a gun. (credit: FRANZISKA KRAUFMANN/AFP/Getty Images)

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut mother charged with pulling a gun on another parent at a Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurant had a valid pistol permit, despite police officials having denied her application because of alleged mental health problems and arrests.

WFSB-TV reports ( ) that the state Board of Firearms Permit Examiners in 2010 overturned Middletown police’s rejection of Tawana Bourne’s pistol permit application, after she told the board that she had turned her life around.

Police officials in several Connecticut towns have asked state lawmakers to eliminate the board because it too often overturns their denials and revocations of pistol permits.

Bourne was charged with reckless endangerment and other crimes after the Feb. 4 incident at the children’s game and pizza restaurant in Newington. No shots were fired and no one was hurt.
Information from: WFSB-TV,

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