The Connecticut Citizens Defense League (CCDL), the state’s largest grassroots second amendment advocacy group, has officially endorsed Wayne Winsley in his run for the U.S. Congress representing Connecticut’s 3rd district. Scott Wilson, president of the organization, had this to say: “Wayne is an exceptional candidate that we can count on to uphold our constitutional right to keep and bear arms when he heads to Washington. The Executive Committee of CCDL is proud to endorse Wayne Winsley for Congress.” It is the organization’s hope that its members evaluate Mr. Winsley for themselves and consider supporting as well as voting for this new candidate. With his excellent history of support of our universal right to bear arms Mr. Winsley would certainly be a beacon of hope in Washington for the citizens of Connecticut.
Wayne has spoken before CCDL members on many occasions, and his support for our rights has been consistent. Here’s Wayne last year at one of CCDL’s monthly meetings:
Wayne was also a speaker at the Second Amendment rally we held at the State Capitol on April, 28, 2012:
Finally, Wayne Winsley attended our last CCDL Family Picnic:
So far, CCDL members have done an outstanding job protecting the rights we have. Not one antigun bill has been signed into law since we were founded. Sure that’s something to be proud of, but we’re only keeping the status quo. We aren’t getting progun laws passed. To do that we need more progun legislators in Hartford and Washington. We need to elect more people like Wayne Winsley and Rob Sampson to represent and support the interests of gun owners.
In the coming weeks and months leading up to the November election, CCDL will be recommending other pro-gun candidates for you to support. Since we are a nonpartisan single issue organization, they may be Democrats, they may be Republicans, they may even belong to a 3rd party. They may not agree on other issues. To the best of our knowledge they WILL support our rights when it comes to the Second Amendment and Article 1, Sec. 15 of our State Constitution.
These people need our help so they can get elected, and in turn can help us. If you can afford it, donate money. For local candidates, even a few dollars toward postage can be a huge help. If you can’t spare the money, perhaps you can spare some time. Campaigns always need help, and it doesn’t have to just be making phone calls or knocking on doors. If you want to help most likely there is a job you can do.
For example, I happen to drive a pickup truck. In the past I’ve helped by using my truck to move large items, like picking lawn signs from the printer. Just identify a candidate you like and ask what you can do to help. If we want to move forward, we must elect gun friendly candidates, and they can’t get elected without help.
Wayne Winsley’s campaign website can be found at http://www.winsleyforcongress.com/