John Hirschfeld, the former state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection employee accused of possession of a banned assault weapon and other firearms violations, has applied for a special form of probation that would allow him to avoid jail and eventually have his arrest record cleared. . . .
... The seizure of Hirschfield’s gun under Connecticut’s so-called red flag law.
DEEP employees told police that Hirschfeld would mention his firearms when making comments they viewed as threatening.
- "If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun." -The Dalai Lama