To all CCDL members,
The following bills have passed out of committee, and will be going to the House and Senate for a vote. Please call or email your state Rep and your state Senator and ask them to take the following actions:

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Oppose HB 5054
AN ACT PROTECTING VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
This bill would violate due process rights for gun owners. Nearly half of these Temporary Restraining Orders do not become full restraining orders
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Oppose HB 5623
AN ACT CONCERNING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING
This bill would violate due process rights for gun owners. Nearly half of these Temporary Restraining Orders do not become full restraining orders. The same identical language from HB 5054 is included in this bill. This bill is a very unsettling attempt to divide gun owners to make them look like we somehow support human trafficking.
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Oppose HB 5408
AN ACT CONCERNING THE PRESENTATION OF A CARRY PERMIT
This bill would undermine the “reasonable suspicion” clause in the current law and would deprive gun owners of Constitutional rights protected under the 4th Amendment.
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Support HB 5409
AN ACT CONCERNING APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR A TEMPORARY STATE PERMIT TO CARRY A PISTOL OR A REVOLVER.
This bill is a worthy of support. This will help establish uniform criteria for local issuing authorities across the state.
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It is critical you contact your legislators to let them know your positions on these bills. Your communication with your elected officials is the only thing that will stop anti-gun bills from passing, and help pro-gun bills to pass. If you need more information before contacting your legislators about these bills, please visit our blog for useful information, or email Ray Bevis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our strength lies in the actions of our members. Please take action as soon as possible. Our rights are at stake!

ALERT! Public Hearing On Gun Bills

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS ON MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016 AT 10:30 A.M ____________________________________________________________

The Judiciary Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly (CGA) will hold a public hearing on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 10:30 A.M. in room 2C of the Legislative Office Building (LOB), located at 300 Capitol Ave, Hartford.
These are important bills. We need as many members as possible to show up.  You can be certain those who want to take away your rights will be there in force.
IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND YOU MAY STILL SUBMIT WRITTEN TESTIMONY. *

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The antigunners are staging another rally in front of the NSSF Headquarters in Newtown. We'll be there again too!

We’ll be meeting on January 18th in front of the NSSF headquarters at 3:30pm, located right off rt 25 at 11 Mile Hill Rd, Newtown. Parking is tough, but you can park behind the Reed School, by the soccer and baseball fields on Old Farm Rd. Any crossing of Mile Hill Rd. is prohibited, except up by Reed School where you park. Remember if you park there you are technically parking on school grounds.

• Bring Pro2A signs.
• Bring American flags.
• Bring a sign thanking the NSSF for what they do.
• Wear your CCDL gear with pride!
• BE RESPECTFUL AND POLITE! Don’t let someone goad you into an argument or fight. Remember the media will be there.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016
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The Public Safety and Security Committee will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. in Room 2E of the LOB. Sign-up for the hearing will begin 9:00 A.M. and conclude at 10:00 A.M. in Room 2E of the LOB. Please submit 35 copies (bring a few extra) of written testimony to committee staff at 9:00 A.M. in Room 2E of the LOB. Testimony received after the designated time may not be distributed until after the hearing.

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Governor Malloy and the Connecticut Democratic Party have been turning the 2nd Amendment and the 14th Amendment into a partisan issue. They are implying that only Republicans support the 2nd Amendment. Since CCDL is a nonpartisan organization, we are asking CCDL members to call and email those Democrat legislators we have previously endorsed, and ask them to speak out and oppose Governor Malloy's intention to sign an executive order that would violate both the 2nd Amendment and 14th Amendments.
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