Meeting Canceled due to weather

[Secretary's Note: Meeting minutes don't generally provide the details of speeches or presentations given by special guests. This month, we have a great summary from Bob Ferguson, our Fundraising Coordinator, posted to our blog. I suggest you read his recap, plus watch the video of Tom Foley's speech. - Kevin

 
7:08 Start of Meeting
 
7:10 Announcements
We're having a presentation on testifying at the legislature
Oral arguments in our lawsuit are January 30th [Secretary: now cancelled]
 
7:14 Coordinator Report - Membership
11,072 Members currently!
 
7:15 Coordinator Report - Events
Hunting and Fishing Show in February. Need more volunteers.
CCDL 5th Anniversary Dinner - March 1st at the Aquaturf. $55 each. 300 ticket limit
April 5th we're holding a rally at the Capitol. North side (Bushnell Park side). No firearms allowed in Bushnell Park, but they are allowed on the capitol grounds if lawfully carried.
 
7:17 Coordinator Report - Fundraising
We're sure to get more publicity with the upcoming hearing.
Regardless of who wins in the Federal Court, the loser will appeal. Getting to the Supreme Court is the target.
Spring and Summer fundraising events are being planned.
 
7:21 Coordinator Report - Merchandise
All regular merchandise for sale at the meeting, but due to demand we're already out of some sizes. We have decals.
Poker Run shirts are still available if you didn't get a chance to pick one up already. Sizes XL and above. Price is only $10.
Hoodies are in and available at the meeting if you pre-ordered one.
 
7:22 Donations
We received some sizeable donations from Branford Gun club and the Enfield Hunters Club.
Connecticut Sporting Arms has a donation jar on their counter and their customers have been good to us.
We also received a donation from Woodbridge Trading Post who collected donations from customers.
 
7:24 Special Guest - Tom Foley (http://www.tomfoleyct.com/)
 
7:50 Presentation on Testifying at the Capitol
"Firearms Rights Legislative Training"
 
8:42 Litigation Update
Oral arguments on our and sates Motions for Summary Judgement are January 30th at 1:30pm [Secretary's Note: They've since been cancelled. Do not attend]
The case is fully briefed and all relevant documentation has been submitted by both sides.
There is no agreement on any of the facts between our side and the state except that the law was indeed passed.
The decision in New York can be an important indicator of how our case will go, but it doesn't have to be.
There will be a significant amount of work to do at the 2nd Circuit when a decision has been reached in Federal District Court.
 
9:10 Introduction of Plaintiffs in Shew v. Malloy
 
9:14 Close of meeting

7:09 Open meeting and Introduction

7:11 Special Guest - Representativ Rob Sampson

Presented CCDL with a check from his debate with Ron Pinciaro at Sacred Heart University

7:14 Southington Sportsmen's Association presented a check to CCDL

7:16 Executive Report - President

Held an executive meeting and a special meeting on the 2A Poker Run

Interviewed on 94.9 radio show

Volunteered at the Poker Run

Selected as the keynote speaker for the CT Libertarian Convention

7:16 Executive Report - Vice President

Attended the Cos Cob Revolver and Rifle club meeting, thanked them for a generous donation, and gave an update on the pending litigation

Attended the Executive Member and Poker Run meetings

Worked the Poker Run at Yankee Harley

Ordered more CCDL business cards

Delivered the non-perisable foods we collected to Bridgeport Rescue Mission

7:18 Executive Report - Secretary

Attended the Executive Member and Poker Run meetings

Worked the Poker Run at Wallingford Moose Lodge

7:18 Executive Report - Treasurer

Donations/Merch - $6,524

Expenses - $8,695

7:21 Coordinator Report - Membership

Attended the Executive Member and Poker Run meetings

Rode in the Poker Run

Attended the Hat City Friends of the NRA

9338 members

224 new since last meeting

7:22 Coordinator Report - Events

Attended the Executive Member and Poker Run meetings

Worked the Poker Run

Attended the Hat City Friends of the NRA

Hunting and Fishing show coming up next year

5 year anniversary dinner coming up next year.

7:24 Coordinator Report - Permit Issues

Chief Knapp has been removed from the BFPE and the CT Police Chief's Association has replaced him on the board

Still a few denial only days coming up.

CT-N is at hearings now

Lots of questions on Ammo Certifications and Rifle Eligibility Certifications

Attended the Poker Run @ King 33

Working on an appeals process workshop

Hunting permit does not count as a long arm certification or ammo cert for the purposes of buying ammo.

Federal background checks are delayed by the shutdown

Pistol Permit covers all requirements by the new law

Ammo cert needs to be applied for in person.

7:31 Coordinator Report - Technology

Updates to the website

Worked the Poker Run at Yankee Harley

Sent out e-mails

7:32 Coordinator Report - Merchandise

Regular merchandise (plus baby stickers, black stickers, available at meeting)

Your last chance to order a hoodie was at the October 8th meeting. Sorry if you missed it.

7:35 Coordinator Report - Fundraising

The Poker Run was extremely successful.

246 registered riders - largest Poker Run in CT

Thanks to all the sponsors and other who donated sponsorships and raffle prizes.

Thanks to the 5 stops: Woodbridge Firearms Trading Post, Bozzuto's, Wallingford Moose Lodge, Yankee Harley, and King 33.

Cenciccola's deli had a pig roast in support of the litigation fund this past weekend

 

7:42 Plaque of appreciation presented to Mike from Woodbridge Firearms Trading Post

7:44 Legislator of the Year

CCDL presented CT State Representative Steve Mikutel of the 45th Assembly District with the Legislator of the Year award.

8:04 Short open forum

October 20th is the Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen annual dinner.

November 7th, Peter Kuck's case on denial of due process (challenging permit hearings being delayed up to 24 months as unconstitutional) is being heard at the 2nd Circuit court of appeals at 10am.

8:30 Special Guest - Attorney Greg Miller

Discussed the new firearms law. You can look at the slide deck.

 

 

7:05 Open meeting with moment of silence, pledge

 

7:12 Executive Report - President

 

7:14 Executive Report - Vice President

 

7:14 Executive Report - Treasurer

The picnic rocked. Money was made at the picnic this year.

 

7:18 Coordinator Report - Membership

Passed the 9000k mark last week

9104 total members

485 new this month

 

7:18 Coordinator Report - Events

Had a baby (well, wife did)

Attended meetings

 

7:19 Coordinator Report - Permit Issues

Hearing this week

Lots of e-mails received on various permit issues: requirements, extra fees, letters of reference, etc.

Anyone with problem should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

7:21 Coordinator Report - Technology

Sent out e-mails and updated website.

Maintenance to the membership list

 

7:21 Coordinator Report - Merchandise

Really had a baby

Hoodie pre-orders available at this meeting and next. Preorders ONLY AT MEETINGS

 

7:25 Coordinator Report - Fundraising

Poker Run - Sept. 21st.

Registration at Woodbridge Trading Post 930-1030.

Next stops: Cheshire, Wallingford, Bristol, Southington

Live Band: After Midnight (80s rock band)

Sponsors, raffle.

Breakfast will be sold at Woodbridge.

Raffle grand prize is a Springer soft tail. Next four prizes are guns.

Bruno hosting another pig roast.

Sunday Oct 6th, 12-4

 

7:38 Peter Kuck litigation update

Peter Kuck's 7-year denial of due process case is heading back to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals

Won last time, sent back to District Court. District Court says a 7-8 month waiting period for a hearing on pistol permit denials/revocations is not unreasonable.

 

7:43 CCDL and CCS Litigation Update - Brian Stapleton

Finalizing Motion for Summary Judgement, which is reason for missing last meeting.

Complaint in lawsuit that law is unconstitutionally vague.

Filed for a preliminary injunction.

Alfred Covello selected a Judge. Senior status judge.

Judge Covello has chosen to move the case along quickly.

Contrasting with NY SAFE Act lawsuit (Judge taking more time reviewing things) Possibly 24 month at the trial level in the NY case.

Judge Covello has issued a fast-tracked scheduling order.

Schedule:

State asked for extension of time (this is common)

State has until Oct 11th to oppose Summary Judgement Motion

November 11th to respond

December for oral arguments if either party requests (we certainly will)

No matter which way the Judge decides in December, the losing party will certainly appeal to the 2nd Circuit.

 

8:22 Break

 

8:48 Events

Thanks for coming to picnic

5th Annual Dinner coming up in (Probably March)

Hunting and Fishing Show is Mid-February

 

8:50 Open Forum

 

8:58 Close of meeting