7:08 Meeting opened with the pledge of allegiance, and opening words from the President

 

7:15 Executive Report - President

Appeared on The Real Story with Al Terzi

Met with the Litigation funding partners

 

7:15 Executive Report - Vice President

Conducted business as usual

 

7:15 Executive Report - Secretary

Nothing to report

 

7:16 Executive Report - Treasurer

Covered Income last month (excludes Litigation Fund)

Covered Expenses last month

Helped with numerous tasks

 

7:25 Coordinator Report - Legislative/Permit Issues

Attended hearings last month. Backlog is down some..

If you know someone having a problem getting their permit, have them contact Jonathan: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

7:29 Coordinator Report - Technology

Sent out e-mails and updates.

 

7:30 Coordinator Report - Merchandise

Sales are High.

 

7:30 Coordinator Report – Fundraising working on Poker Run and raffle

There will be a 2A Poker Run (motorcycle ride) September 21st. Other fundraisers are being put on by outside organizations to raise litigation funds.

August 24th is the CCDL Family Picnic. 11-4 at Boothe Memorial Park in Stratford. It's free and a good time. Bring your kids there's a play ground near our site.

7:43 Coordinator Report - Membership

About 7,900. Members

 

7:50 Special Guest- Penny Bacchiocci Exploratory campaign for LT Governor

 

8:00pm Martha Dean presented litigation update to membership

 

8:15 Open Forum

8:30 Break

 

New Business:

8:50 Fundraising Events

CCDL Picnic Volunteers

Need Help

August 24th is the CCDL Family Picnic. 11-4 at Boothe Memorial Park in Stratford. Open Carry is allowed.

Bring something to sit on. Feel free to bring a dish to share.

 

9:00 Close of Meeting

Meeting Minutes Aug. 2013

 

7:10 Opened with the National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance.

7:14 Executive Report- President

Starbucks damage control

Individual members of CCDL do not speak for the group’s standings.

Members should take care with their words and actions, as they can be misconstrued by the media.

Press release was put out that John McKinney will not get support from CT gun owners.

Contact Jerry Labriola and let him know how you feel.

7:28 Executive Report- Vice President

Absent

 

7:29 Executive Report- Secretary

Absent

 

7:30 Executive Report- Treasurer

People’s Bank Acct- $11,746

Paypal acct- $2,223

Merchandise sales $4,861

Total net expenses $6,075

Applied for 501C4 status- nonprofit/nontaxable and retroactive

 

7:35 Coordinator Report- Membership

8,619 total members

309 new members this month

 

7:37 Coordinator Report- Events

Executive meeting was conducted.

Upcoming picnic on Aug. 24 is being organized by Chris and Cheryl Lemos.

Booth has been reserved at the Hunting and Fishing Show in February 2014.

Hat City Friends of the NRA Dinner will be attended by CCDL.

 

 

7:41 Coordinator Report- Legislative/Permit Issues

CTN has been attending some BFPE meetings.

Malloy is trying to change the Board.

People are starting to stand up to the towns in regards to 8 week deadline.

Farmington was ordered to issue a permit within 30 days and is not complying;

They will be going to court.

Fingerprinting issues are becoming suspicious, especially for women.

Veterans are getting the run-around.

Firearms inventory lists- 75% are incorrect.

If you no longer own a firearm and it’s used in a crime, they aren’t returning assault weapons that were confiscated.

Podcast includes Blaine as cohost and engineer.

 

Attended Starbuck’s in Newtown with fellow members for Starbuck’s Appreciation Day. NBC30 reported that it was a CCDL sponsored event despite being told specifically that it was not by multiple Executive Members.

 

Attended Toad’s Place in New Haven with Ted Nugent. Anti-gun protestors were upset/got physical. Protestors were obviously backed by professional groups.

 

New Movie- Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire.

 

7:46 Coordinator Report- Merchandise

New shotgun shell shot glasses

Hoodies coming in both pullover and zip-front, order forms will be available for

next 2 or 3 meetings.

Merchandise sales are designated to keep CCDL running.

Business cards are available with a donation.

 

7:49 Coordinator Report- Fundraising

Bob Ferguson is absent.

Ray Bevis reported on the upcoming Poker Run.

60 volunteers are needed, sign-up sheets with designated jobs.

5 prizes for the Poker run in addition to the raffle prizes which includes a ’99

Springer Softail custom with custom paint.

Poker run starts at Woodbridge Firearms Trading Post and ends at King 33 in

Southington, registration is at Woodbridge from 9:30 to 10:30 and is $20 per

vehicle. Raffle drawing is at 2:00. Volunteers are needed for raffle ticket distribution and they are also available at the family picnic. You must be 18 to sell the tickets and 21 to buy them.

 

7:52 Guest Speaker- Martha Dean

Litigation update

The law passed in April, lawsuit was filed in May, Injunction was filed in June, and

Amicus Briefs were filed in July. August 9 the State responded “no”.

The judge is moving things along expeditiously.

 

7:55 Introduced clubs actively hosting fundraisers for the litigation

Mike D’Angelo and Dom Basile from Metacon donated.

Carlos and Tom from Hahlawah Rifle and Pistol Association donated.

Keith Cagle from Fairfield County Fish and Game donated.

David Hyatt from Torrington Gun Club donated.

Northwest Sportsman’s Club is hosting a dinner in September with 6 tables

bought for CCDL.

Bruce Hilliard from Silver City Gun Club donated.

 

8:03 Open Forum

Tom Pietrini is supporting John Monteleone and hosting a Game Dinner w/500

Attendees at $50 a ticket.

Peter Kuck from BFPE- Jonathan Hardy has attended every meeting for the last 2

years. Go to your town meetings, get involved locally as soon as possible. Many

empty seats on Republican Town Committees.

Bill Stevens- CCDL is welcome in Newtown.

Jerri MacMillian- District 29 needs a candidate to go against Don Williams.

Angel Fernandez is running for office in Middletown.

 

8:17 Break

 

8:42 Events Update

5th annual CCDL Family Picnic is Aug.24 11-4 at Boothe Memorial Park in

Stratford. Bring blankets, chairs, side dishes, raffle items. Volunteers are needed

to do ½ hour grill shifts.

 

The Hunting and Fishing Show is Feb. 13-15 at the Convention Center in

Hartford. New volunteers are wanted to help with the booth.

 

 

8:47 Open last comments

New York Pickle Deli is a Pro-2A business for people in the Rocky Hill/Cromwell

area.

John Beidler-Donations collected at the meeting.

Newtown Labor Day Parade- Oath Keepers is marching. The theme is “Sunshine and

Flowers”.

 

9:01 End of Meeting

7:08 Open meeting with national anthem, pledge, and opening words

 

7:15 Executive Report - President

Cancelled the executive member meeting as many couldn't attend

Attended the Pig Roast

Met with the NRA's head legal counsel to discuss lawsuit strategies

Communicated with outside organisations holding fundraisers

 

7:15 Executive Report - Vice President

Missed the Pig Roast because his wife was becoming the Connecticut State Trapshoot Woman's Champion

 

7:15 Executive Report - Secretary

Nothing to report

 

7:16 Executive Report - Treasurer

3419 Income last month (excludes Litigation Fund)

2367 Expenses last month

Attended the Enfield Parade. CCDL was well represented

 

7:20 Coordinator Report - Legislative/Permit Issues

3 hearings last month. Backlog is down to 6 months.

2 hearings last month were denials only where about two thirds of the downs never showed and lost by default.

State has now publicly admitted that there is no longer a background check backlog.

Board makeup changes this month. 2 new members (one from Mental Health, one former Superior Court Judge). but they haven't started.

With the two new positions, 5 members need to be present now in order to hold the meeting.

With Public Act 13-3, the towns now have 12 weeks instead of 8 to issue permits. Certain circumstances it could be longer.

Certain offenses prior to 1994 aren't disqualifiers, but if they happened in 1995+, they are.

If you know someone having a problem getting their permit, have them contact Jonathan: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

7:29 Coordinator Report - Technology

Sent out e-mails and updates.

 

7:30 Coordinator Report - Merchandise

Sales are insane.

We were shipping 8 boxes per week, now up to 40+.

This is a volunteer organization. We don't have a warehouse. Please be patient with your orders.

Working on other types of limited run merchandise for sale at meetings only.

 

7:30 Coordinator Report - Fundraising

Couldn't make it to the meeting, but sent report which was read by Scott.

Thanks to Bruno for hosting the Pig Roast.

Thanks to Skip R. for cooking the pig.

There will be a 2A Poker Run (motocycle ride) September 21st. Starting at Woodbridge Trading Post and ending at King 33 in Southington. Flyer is on Facebook page and a website update will come later. It is a fundraiser for the Litigation Fund.

Other fundraisers are being put on by outside organizations to raise litigation funds.

August 24th is the CCDL Family Picnic. 11-4 at Boothe Memorial Park in Stratford. It's free and a good time. Bring your kids there's a play ground near our site.

 

7:43 Coordinator Report - Membership

8310 Members

266 new this month

 

7:43 Special Guest - Gubernatorial Candidate Joe Visconti

 

8:02 Presentation: "Countdown to Change"

 

8:15 Open Forum

 

8:27 Break

 

8:46 Craig Fishbein

Used to be an Anti-gunner. Got better.

Education is key. We need to teach people about being responsible gun owners.

NSSF has filed a lawsuit against the state challenging the validity of the E-cert process.

Not sure how permits are being reinstated but transfers of firearms are being denied, but they are.

Get active in the political process. Representative government shouldn't ignore the people.

 

8:50 Fundraising Events

We're going to need help with events

 

8:54 Litigation Update

Motion for injunction was filed on June 26th. Amicus Briefs in support of the injunction must be filed by July 12th.

State has to file their opposition to the injunction by Sept. 6th and amicus briefs in opposition to the injunction must be filed by Sept. 13th.

We have to file our reply to the opposition to our injunction by Oct. 4.

We requested oral arguments on the injunction, and the state "take no position" on that request.

 

8:57 Legislator of the Year

Last year we chose a Legislator of the Year. This year a decision has been made. An announcement will be coming and a presentation of the award will happen at the next general meeting.

 

9:03 Volunteers

August 24th is the CCDL Family Picnic. 11-4 at Boothe Memorial Park in Stratford. Open Carry is allowed.

Bring something to sit on. Feel free to bring a dish to share.

 

9:07 Close of Meeting

 

7:08 Open meeting with Pledge and introduction

 

7:11 Executive Reports - President

Communication with Attorney Dean, gun clubs, and members

Tea Party meeting in Putnam

Created full-time volunteer fundraising position and appointed Bob F.

 

7:12 Executive Reports - Vice President

Attended Rally at Capitol

Attended the Rob Sampson/Joe Markley meeting in Southington explaining Public Act 13-3 with a Republican lawyer. Not all answers, but some good information.

 

7:15 Executive Reports - Secretary

Attended Rally at Capitol

Spoke at the Rockville Fish and Game meeting about CCDL and our Litigation effort

 

7:15 Executive Reports - Treasurer

$18,000 in expenses this month

$6,700 in income (excluding Litigation donations)

All PayPal donations and anything marked 'Litigation' goes to the Litigation Fund. Cannot be used for anything except paying litlgation costs.

 

7:18 Coordinator Reports - Membership

7550 total members

1400 new this month

 

7:19 Coordinator Reports - Events

Was voted in as an Executive Member

Attended a dinner for the MET League which is raising funds for our litigation effort.

 

7:20 Coordinator Reports - Legislative/Permit Issues

Worked a table at Hoffman's raising money.

Board of Firearms Permit Examiners is going well. Lots more appeals.

Last week's hearing a specific town was told they're not allowed to ask for more info or schedule specific times to submit applications.

There will be 2 denial days next month.

Getting about 30 emails a week asking for help with permit issues

 

7:23 Coordinator Reports - Technology

General maintenance to the website

Sent out emails and updated Facebook.

Spoke at the Rally at the Capitol

Received an offer for website help from a member. This will be discussed at the Executive Member Meeting later this month.

 

7:24 Coordinator Reports - Merchandise

Last of orders up to date. Should be sent out tomorrow.

Overwhelming demand after S.B. 1160 (Public Act 13-3) passed.

 

7:25 Special Guest - Representative for Brian Saucier

Candidate for 53rd State Congressional District (Willington, Ashford, Tolland)

 

7:34 Litigation Update

Attorney Brian Stapleton gave the membership an update.

Attorney Stapleton will be the lead trial attorney.

Steve Hallbrook will likely be handling the appeal.

 

8:16 Presentation

 

8:19 Break

 

8:42 Discussion of the FOIA project to towns regarding permit denials

 

8:53 Fundraising Coordinator

Any fundraising ideas send to Bob - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We'll also probably need volunteers to make these ideas happen

 

8:55 Campaigns

Only campaign right now is the special election in the 53rd district

Hopefully the model we work on here will help with next years elections

We need to change the political landscape

 

9:03 Upcoming events

CCDL Family Picnic is coming up. Date yet to be determined.

Mike Majewski's 1-year anniversary party for his gun shop is coming up on June 1st.

 

9:05 Close of meeting