12/02/2015
For Immediate Release:

The Connecticut Citizens Defense League (The state’s largest grass-roots gun rights group) is speaking out against calls for more gun control made by elected officials from Connecticut.

Comment from CCDL President Scott Wilson:
“Once again we have Governor Malloy spouting off for more gun control before any facts are out about who may have committed the atrocity in San Bernardino and why they committed it. Once again we also have Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, Senator Chris Murphy and Senator Richard Blumenthal parroting calls for more gun control out of their playbook. It is obvious that in their minds, law-abiding citizens of the United States would be better off walking around completely defenseless with no means to protect themselves”.

Wilson Added:
“While CCDL typically tries to refrain from commenting in the early stages of mass murders involving firearms, it is becoming increasingly harder to do so given the fact that elected officials run to the microphone while these events are still in progress. A sane person would be foolish to listen to any of these people, given that their ultimate goal is to eradicate our 2nd Amendment, and to disarm the population of this country. Therefore, it is the duty of this organization to counter outrageous statements made to today from these officials”.

Wilson Concluded with a reference to last weeks press release:
“Based on comments today by President Obama about possible terrorists, CCDL refers to a press release from last week for details”: (ccdl.us/blog/2015/11/24/dangerous-tyranny-act)

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About the CCDL: The Connecticut Citizens Defense League was formed in 2009 by a small group of concerned citizens as a non-partisan organization to advocate second amendment rights in the state of Connecticut. Since their founding, the group has grown to over 20,000 members from across the state. Thanks to this large supportive base, the CCDL has become a fixture at the state capitol, and well-recognized by committees that see firearms related bills. As the go-to organization in the state they are consulted regularly by lawmakers who have questions and concerns about pending legislation or existing laws. For more information on the CCDL please visit http://www.ccdl.us

Press Contact:
Scott Wilson
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11/24/2015
For Immediate Release:

The Connecticut Citizens Defense League (The state's largest grass-roots gun rights group) is speaking out in opposition to recent statements made by Governor Malloy, and Senators Murphy and Blumenthal regarding the deceptively named “Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2015”.

Comment from CCDL President Scott Wilson:

"I make no apologies for emphatically stating that all three of them are plainly and simply advocating for tyranny in the truest sense of the word. Everything that they are calling for is completely antithetical our rights as Americans. These proposals not only violate our 2nd Amendment rights, but our 14th Amendment rights as well. Their rhetoric about blanket gun control should concern every American regardless of their views on guns. They are actually advocating for the elimination of due process for citizens".

Key Points about the Watch List:

1) For the purposes of this proposed legislation, a “terrorist” is anyone whose name appears on the FBI’s terror watch list. This is not a list of known terrorists. As the name implies, it is just a list of people the FBI is watching for information about terrorism. A person might be watched because a relative, acquaintance or coworker is suspected of terroristic actions. They themselves may be law-abiding citizens.

2) Anyone can mistakenly and unknowingly end up on the terror watch list. You do not have to commit any crime to be added to the list Infants, US senators, Nelson Mandela, and the entire Ford Motor Company have all been mistakenly added to the watch list.

3) There is no deliberate means to remove yourself from the list should you mistakenly end up on it.

4) The criteria to end up on the terror list are unclear and vague.

5) We do not have a clue who is adding names to this list. Adding someone to the list is purely a bureaucratic decision with no accountability, and no opportunity for an individual to refute being added to the list. If Malloy, Murphy and Blumenthal have their way, citizens who have been charged with no crime will lose their Constitutional rights with NO due process.

6) Gun sales to individuals who are on the watch list are already reported to and approved by the federal government. They decline the sales for actual criminals.

Wilson concluded:

"Either we have rights as individuals, or we do not. Lawmakers continue to push down the road of gun control under the guise of concerns for safety, while many citizens in European countries are hiding behind locked doors wishing they had some means of protection with little help from police".

"If there are actual terrorists with plots or crimes being committed, the Federal Government and police already have the authority to act accordingly, instead of utilizing some list and Gestapo-style tactics against large swaths of the population".

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About the CCDL: The Connecticut Citizens Defense League was formed in 2009 by a small group of concerned citizens as a non-partisan organization to advocate second amendment rights in the state of Connecticut. Since their founding, the group has grown to over 20,000 members from across the state.

Thanks to this large supportive base, the CCDL has become a fixture at the state capitol, and well recognized by committees that see firearms related bills.

As the go-to organization in the state they are consulted regularly by lawmakers who have questions and concerns about pending legislation or existing laws. For more information on the CCDL please visit http://www.ccdl.us

Press Contact:
Scott Wilson
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860-235-7490

Below is the press release on today's Appellate decision in Shew v. Malloy, the lawsuit against Connecticut's unconstitutional gun laws.

10/19/2015 For Immediate Release:

The Connecticut Citizens Defense League (The state's largest grass-roots gun rights group) reacts to the Appellate decision handed down today. CCDL is one of the named Plaintiffs in the Shew v Malloy federal lawsuit. The case argues against a number of the firearms laws that were enacted with the signage of Public Act 13-3.

The Federal Lawsuit against Public Act 13-3 has waged on since May 22nd of 2013.

Comment from CCDL President Scott Wilson:
"We along with our fellow plaintiffs were hopeful for a more favorable decision from the 2nd Circuit, but we are not surprised that this decision was handed down from this level. We are working with our team of attorneys and other plaintiffs and preparing for the next round".

"We knew all along that we would end up appealing to the Supreme Court to overturn this clear injustice of our 2nd Amendment rights. We have 90 days from this ruling, and our attorneys will file a petition for certiorari within that time frame".

Wilson concluded:
"We know that we are on the right side of this matter, and Connecticut gun owners will not surrender our constitutional rights. We will exhaust every possible avenue to preserve those rights".

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About the CCDL: The Connecticut Citizens Defense League was formed in 2009 by a small group of concerned citizens as a non-partisan organization to advocate second amendment rights in the state of Connecticut. Since their founding, the group has grown to nearly 20,000 members from across the state.

Thanks to this large supportive base, the CCDL has become a fixture at the state capitol, and well-recognized by committees that see firearms related bills.

As the go-to organization in the state they are consulted regularly by lawmakers who have questions and concerns about pending legislation or existing laws. For more information on the CCDL please visit http://www.CCDL.us

Press Contact:
Scott Wilson
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860-235-7490

WoodBridge, CT- Gun Rights Supporters across Connecticut will unite this coming Saturday for a combination Motorcycle and Automobile Poker Run.This fund is to finance the legal challenge against (PA 13-3) and restore the rights taken away from Connecticut citizens.

 

Connecticut Citizens League President 'Scott Wilson' extended an invitation to all that wish to overturn the massive gun control act

(PA 13-3) that passed earlier this year. "This is an opportunity for all who support the 2nd Amendment to show up and become an active part to help overturn this law. It is going to be a great day that will include a Poker Run, burgers, hotdogs and entertainment".

 

The poker run will begin at Woodbridge Firearms Trading Post at 28 Selden St. in Woodbridge. Registration is from 9:30-10:30am and the cost will be $20/rider and $15/ passenger. The Poker Run will proceed north, ending at King 33 Training Facility in Southington for a Cookout and HUGE raffle. Same day registrants are more than welcome.The grand prize of the Bonus Raffle is a custom made Softail Springer Motorcycle. For additional details please visit the group's website: www.ccdl.us

 

The poker run will begin at Woodbridge Firearms Trading Post at 28 Selden St. in Woodbridge. Registration is from 9:30-10:30am and the cost will be $20/rider and $15/ passenger. The Poker Run will proceed north, ending at King 33 Training Facility in Southington for a Cookout and HUGE raffle. Same day registrants are more than welcome.The grand prize of the Bonus Raffle is a custom made Softail Springer Motorcycle. For additional details please visit the group's website: www.ccdl.us

 

Scott Wilson Sr.

President

CCDL, Inc.

www.ccdl.us

 

The Connecticut Citizens Defense League, the Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen, Hiller Sports, MD Shooting along with several individuals have filed as Plaintiffs in a legal complaint that is intended to overturn the recent ban on guns of common use in the State of Connecticut.

Here is the official filed complaint.

Here is the official Press Release.

 

This is a big day for gun owners across Connecticut!

CCDL Executive committee has been advised to not discuss the case publicly. We are also asking our members to not discuss or debate any aspect of this legal action on our Facebook page, or any other social media that may be controlled by CCDL.This is for the good of the case.

The Connecticut Citizens Defense League President, Scott Wilson, was interviewed by WTNH on Friday, April 5, 2013. He discussed the newly passed laws that have been passed by our Legislators, and the intentions of the organization to pursue litigation, the need for donations, and our upcoming rally on April 20.

 

"NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) -- One group in Connecticut is now planning to take the state to court over the new gun law. The President of the Connecticut Citizens Defense League or CCDL spoke to News 8's Tina Detelj.

The fight over gun reform here in the state is far from over. Some legislators are saying the new law is just the beginning and a grass roots group is now planning to sue.

Scott Wilson of New London is the president and one of the founding members of the Connecticut Citizens Defense League.

"We're not entirely surprised that a law like this was passed. We are somewhat disappointed of course," said Wilson."

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Group to file lawsuit against the state over new gun laws