Meeting Minutes March 2014


7:05        Open meeting with National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance.

7:07        Intoductions

James Brown- proud new member running for the 3rd District


7:11        Dave Bicknell- Trapshooting at Guilford Sportsman’s on April 26 to benefit the litigation fund

7:16        Executive Report- President

Spoke with attorneys, anniversary dinner, media, political candidates.

7:18        Executive Report- Vice President

Donated food, ordered magnets, Yale student interview/took shooting, anniversary dinner/auctioneer.

7:21        Donations received from Woodbridge Firearms, Shooter’s Pistol Range, Arnie at CT Sporting

Arms,  and Bob Margolis from Metacon.

7:24        Executive Report- Treasurer

Donations/merchandise $3583. 75

Expenses $6923.35

7:25        Coordinator Report- Membership  Membership for March is 12,630. 920 New.

7:26        Coordinator Report- Events

Executive meeting, reporters, Anniversary dinner, Rally April 5th needs volunteers,

Annual picnic probably in August.

7:28        Coordinator Reports- Fundraising

Bob is absent

May 18th Fundraiser at the Cadillac Ranch from 12-4. Enjoy music, fellow gun owners.

7:30        Coordinator Report- Permit Issues

Attended hearings, constructive delays, still needs blank copies of paperwork

requirements for towns.

7:32        Jim Smith of 2nd Amendment Voters has developed a strategy to get Dems out of the Senate.

7:40        Break

7:57        John French running for State Senate in the 29th District (Don Williams district).

8:13        Mark Lauretano running for House in the 64th District.

8:21        Mike France running for House in the 42nd District.

8:27        Evan Evans running in the 2nd District. Evanevansfor

8:37        Heather Somers running for Lieutenant Governor.

8:52        Martha Dean running for Governor.

9:10        Close of meeting.



7:05 Open meeting with the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance.


7:07        Executive Report- President

Thank you to everybody for staying in the fight

Held Executive meeting

Attended Patchaug Pig Roast

Attended CCS Banquet

Maintained communication about lawsuit

Possibly more legislation coming next session

"About us" pamphlet is being created

Interviews w/ press (Anniversary of Sandyhook)

State Park and Forest regulations


7:11        Executive Report- Vice President

Attended CCS dinner

Executive member meeting

Training docs for legislation

Hearst interview about NRA-ILA involvement with Governor's Race


7:13        Executive Report- Treasurer

Donations/Merch- $3730.00

Expenses- $6,939.70


Executive Report- Secretary

Kevin is absent


7:15        Coordinator Report- Membership

Cheryl is absent

9,709 members

391 new members this month


7:16        Coordinator Report- Events

Attended Bob Crook dinner

Executive member meeting

Anniversary dinner is being set up

Hunting and Fishing show- volunteers starting next month

Helped with merchandise


7:17        Coordinator Report- Permit Issues

Attended 1 hearing

Board positions are filling up

2 meetings this week

Hearings are pushed out until 2015

Presentation for legislative training


7:20        Coordinator Report- Technology

Executive member meeting

CCS dinner

Answered emails

Web updates


7:22        Coordinator Report

Robert received mail from DRS- amnesty period


7:23        Coordinator Report- Fundraising

Executive member meeting       

No major event over the holidays           

Major push in the spring

Another poker run, open to suggestions

Womens Firearms and Fashion with Jerri MacMillan

Private Dinner w/ Special Speaker $1000/ plate


7:28        Jerri MacMillan

Womens Firearms and Fashion show

Possibly at King 33

Needs volunteers

Fashion for concealment, some training, exploring different holster options, etc


7:31        Special Guest- Joe Visconti

Malloy is out!

January 1st goal to gather 7500 signatures for post-convention primary

Register for the primaries

100,000 bumper stickers


7:39        Jenn Ezzel

Will help people with the process of joining town committees

Start in January

Many towns with empty seats on town committees, try to turn them 2A

Delegates are chosen in April    

Be proactive

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7:53        Jason Marshall from Northwest Sportsman's Council donation

Bruce from Silver City Gun Club donation


7:57        Special Guest- Martha Dean with litigation update

Legal team asked for an extension until January

Oral argument scheduled for 3rd week of January


8:20        Break


8:36        Event Coordinator

Hunting and Fishing show on Feb 14,15,16.

Volunteers go for free, pay for parking

Annual dinner mid-late March

Rally on April 5, 2014


8:42        President

Legislation Presentation for next month's meeting


8:45        Close of meeting

7:06 Open with National Anthem and Pledge

7:07 Introduction
7:09 Executive Reports - President
Communicated with Attorneys and Media about lawsuit
Booked speakers for general meeting
7:10 Executive Reports - Vice President
Contacted Mark Lauretti to speak at general meeting
Interviewed about Stag Arms new .22
Helped events coordinator in printing flyers
Delivered food to the food pantry from last month's meeting
There's going to be a CCDL Trap Shoot. Flyers are available at th meeting. Put on by the Guilford Sportsmens Association
CT Sporting Arms is continuing to raise money for the CCDL by selling spare ammo people leave at the shop.
7:13 Executive Reports - Secretary
A number of members asked about geting CCDL to accept Bitcoin donations. I convinced the executive board to do it by volunteering to field all questions/comments/complaints about it: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
7:14 Executive Reports - Treasurer
We can now accept credit card payments for merchandise at meetings and events using our PayPal swipers.
7:17 Coordinator Reports - Membership
637 new since last month
7:18 Coordinator Reports - Events
Attended the Executive Member meeting
Worked on the Dinner, Rally, and Hunting and Fishing Show.
Hunting and Fishing show is this weekend at the CT Convention Center.
Our Anniversary Dinner is March 1st at the Aquaturf. Tickets and info available at our website and at meetings.
Our Rally at the capitol is April 5th 12-3. Full list of speakers to be announced, but key note speaker will be David Codrea (National Gun Rights Examiner - / War on Guns Blog -
7:20 Coordinator Reports - Permit Issues
Lots of changes after the new members joined the board. Seems a bit disjointed at the moment as procedures are rapidly changing from meeting to meeting.
Backlog is growing.
We need help from our members: Go to your town and get a new pistol permit application with any additional attachments and requirements. Send them to Jonathan atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
7:24 Coordinator Reprots - Merchandise
Regular merchandise and assortment of sticker colors available. Color decals available at meeting only.
Lapel pins and patches have been ordered and will be available at meetings when they arrive.
7:25 Local Counsel Martha Dean - Lawsuit Update
CT District Court and 2nd Circuit have bad 2A precedent.
Several cases limited Judge Covello's choices in our case.
Our case had some good factual findings, however at the appellate level, fact finding starts over again with a new court.
Since the 2nd Circuit court is generally more restrictive on the 2nd Amendment than other Circuits, we are primed for a SCOTUS showdown.
Our appeal must b efiled no later than May, State must respond by June, we can reply again in August.
We knew a loss at the Federal District was possible due to past history, but from the beginning we've planned to keep fighting this all the way to the end.
7:40 Brief Open Forum
7:46 Special Guest - Ron Wilcox
Congressional Coordinator for Republican Party
7:52 Special Guest - Peter Lumaj
Candidate for Secretary of State
8:00 Special Guest - Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti
Candidate for CT Governor
8:25 Break
8:40 Special Guest - State Rep. Penny Bachiocci
Candidate for Lieutenant Governor
8:45 Special Guest - Noah Enslow
Running for 42nd State Congressional District
8:49 Special Guest - State Senator Joe Markley
9:06 Closing words

Meeting Canceled due to weather