J.D. (Doctor of Laws), University of Connecticut School of Law, 1991

B.A. English, Magna Cum Laude, Western Connecticut State University 1983

Chairman (and founder), Firearms Law Committee, Connecticut Bar Association, 1995 to 1999 (until the bar association decided that Firearms Law was a politically incorrect topic and banned the committee)

Member, Connecticut State Police Firearms Advisory Council, 2000 to 2004

Admitted to practice in all state, federal, and probate courts in Connecticut

Life member and certified firearms-safety instructor, National Rifle Association of America

Holder of concealed-carry permits issued by Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Maine, and Florida

Connecticut hunting license since 1989