General Meeting - 2015-07-14
7:07 Meeting opens with National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance

7:11 Executive Reports - President
Slow month besides holding an executive meeting, fielding the usual e-mails, and communicating with our Attorneys about the lawsuit.

7:11 Executive Reports - Vice President
Attended the executive member meeting and prepared the certificate for our Legislator of the Year.
Dropped our monthly food donations off to Bridgeport Rescue Mission
Reminder: The Elks lodge where we hold our monthly meetings prefers that our meetings be concealed carry only. Please respect their wishes by not open carrying at the meeting.

7:12 Executive Reports - Treasurer
Total Monthly Expenses: 4,397
Total Monthly Income: 2,589
Total Litigation Donations to Date: 604,000
Total Ligitation Expenses to Date: 564,000

7:12 Executive Reports - Secretary
Personal appeal:
Our efforts at the Legislature this year would not have been possible without the tireless work of Ray Bevis. The executive members already 'rewarded' him by forcing him to become the Legislative Coordinator, but I felt we should try to do something more. That opportunity came up when the Hartford Yard Goats announced they were soliciting names for their new mascot. I thought what better tribute than immortalizing Ray as a Minor League baseball team mascot. So please go to http://www.hartfordplaysball2016.com/name-the-mascot.html, and submit your vote for 'Ray'.

7:20 Coordinator Reports - Membership
18475 total
293 new this month

7:20 Coordinator Reports - Events
Annual Family Picnic - September 19th, 11-4 at Boothe Memorial Park, 5800 Main St. - Putney in Stratford, Connecticut.
We need volunteers. Please email Chris to help out, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Poker Run - September 26th. Starting at Woodbridge Firearms Trading Post on Sheldon Street in Woodbridge.
We need volunteers for Woodbridge, Waterbury, Southington. Volunteers get a free t-shirt and admission to the after party. E-mail Ray to help out, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

7:27 Coordinator Reports - Permit Issues
Some changes with regard to illegal drug possession and permits due to the change made during this session. We won't know the effects of this for about 9 months when those cases start coming up for a hearing at the Board of Firearm Permit Examiners and we see how it plays out.
There will be a form letter available for permit applicants who want to dig in their heels and not provide the extra information some towns are requiring.
Backlog is currently almost two and a half years. Don't let this discourage you from filing an appeals, especially when the town is delaying beyond 8 week state mandate (Constructive Denial). Constructive Denial cases are often sped up to as little as 5 months.

7:37 Special Guest - Aaron from Alpha Dog Suppressors in Southbury, CT
Alpha Dog Suppressors is graciously donating a suppressor to our CCDL raffle. If you win the suppressor, you would need to apply for a tax stamp. (Alpha Dog Suppressors can help with the paperwork but you are responsible for paying the $200 tax stamp).
For CT residents that purchase an Alpha Dog Suppressor, Alpha Dog Suppressors will help you with the paperwork and pay the tax stamp fee for you.

7:57 Special Guest - Daria Novak, Candidate for the 2nd US Congressional District
Website should be available end of July 2015: http://novakforcongress.com/

8:20 Break

8:37 Open Forum
Question came up about the new show your permit law. Despite what the Waterbury Republican-American reported, thre needs to be 'reasonable suspicion' of a crime for a police officer to demand to see your permit. Open carrying of a firearm is not sufficient. in and of itself, to require a permit to be shown.

8:44 Local Elections
There are three CCDL members running for local elected positions. Town committees will be meeting later this month to nominate their candidates that will be running in November:
- Tom Pietrini for Southbury Board of Selectmen
- Bob Ferguson for Weston Board of Finance
- Tony D'Amato for Bristol, District 1, City Council
If you know of other pro-2a candidates for local elections, please email Ray - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

8:48 Close of meeting