Preliminary Injunction Filed in Federal Court

A preliminary injunction was filed in federal court by Attorney Brian T. Stapleton for the plaintiffs (CCDL, CCS, Hiller Sports, M&D Sports and several individual plaintiffs). This injunctive relief essentially seeks a ruling that would direct the state to not enforce or prosecute the law (PA13-3) until the constitutionality of the law can be decided by the judge.

Here are the two documents that were filed on June 26, 2013 on behalf of CCDL and the other the plaintiffs:

Sporting Clays Fundraiser

Fairfield County Fish & Game is hosting a sporting clays event on Sunday, July 21st.
The event costs $85 per shooter and includes lunch. All profits go to the CCDL Litigation Fund.
Registration opens at 8:30am, with the 100 target shoot starting at 10am.

This event is open to CCDL members and anyone that wishes to contribute to fundraising efforts. This will be a great time for CCDL members to have a luncheon together, and have some trigger time as well. If you have never shot sporting clays, there will be range officers on hand to help and assist. Come Join Us!
There will also be pistol and rifle shooting.

You can download a flyer/registration form here.

Where: Fairfield County Fish & Game
310 Hammertown Rd Monroe, CT
When: July 21, 2013 starting at 8:30am
Cost: $85 per shooter (includes lunch)

Home Defense Class to Benefit CCDL Litigation Fund

An evening program at Bozrah Rod & Gun Club
79 Santa Anna Road, Lebanon CT 06249
phone (860) 642-7508

Wednesday, 10 July 2013
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

$20 Admission to benefit the CCDL Litigation Fund

The Program
• Led by instructors certified in personal protection training and two attorneys
• Topics include:
—Awareness; Avoidance
—“Harden” your home
—Preparing yourself and family
—Emergency equipment
—Scenario discussions
—Legal aspects, including new legislation
• DVD, equipment exhibit, interactive discussion

Sign-Up Contact
Warren Speh

Questions? Contact
Jack Caldwell


Reminder – Pig Roast Fundraiser

Don’t forget Ceniccola’s Deli and Pizzeria in Clinton is hosting a Second Amendment Pig Roast July 7th 2013, from Noon til 4pm, $20 per person (Kids under 12 eat free).  All proceeds are being donated to the CCDL litigation fund. Bring your family, friends and enjoy the day while supporting this cause. Please print and share this flyer(pdf).

Directions can be found here, and you can RSVP on the facebook page for the event here.

Special Election – 6/11/2013

Sam Belsito is running in the 53rd District special election for State Rep(Tolland, Willington and Ashford). Sam supports the 2nd Amendment, and this is an opportunity to get a pro 2A candidate elected. Please contact his campaign helpers to ask how you can help. You do not need to live in the 53rd District to help out.
If you do live in the 53rd, it is vitally important you show up to vote for Sam.

Jerri Macmillan: (860)388-7577
Brian Saucier: (860)617-0676

Time is running short! The election is June 11th.
Voter registration deadline for the special election is Monday, June 10. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on June 11.

Yes, that’s the same day as our monthly meeting. If you can’t make the meeting because you were busy helping Sam get elected, we understand. We’ll see you in July!

Membership Meeting – 6/11/2013

Reminder: CCDL holds its monthly general membership meeting at 7pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Elks Lodge in Middletown, CT. Our next meeting is Tuesday, June 11, 2013. All CCDL members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Meeting Agenda
Special Guest Speaker- State Representative Penny Bacchiochi will address CCDL Members. She is exploring a run for Lt Governor.
Penny is a solid pro 2A candidate that opposed the landmark anti-gun legislation that was recently signed into law. Come and show your support for her and learn how you can help her out if she runs.

Attorney Martha Dean will be on hand to give a brief status update on our current legal challenge against the State. If you want to hear the latest, please join us. Understand that there may be certain items that cannot be divulged. This reason is to safeguard the integrity of the case.

We sell CCDL merchandise at the meeting, buy it there and save on shipping. Also, we collect canned goods/non-perishables at all our meetings to be donated to local charities.

Middletown Elks
44 Maynard St
Middletown, CT 06457
June 11, 2013 7:00pm-9:00pm
Please park in the event lot to the left of the building (looking at it from Maynard St) and enter the upstairs banquet hall at the front of the building.

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New Amendments To SB1160

You thought just because SB1160 was already signed into law as Public Act 13-3 that they were done with it?

According to the bill listing for Raised Bill SB1094 on the Connecticut General Assembly website there are two brand new amendments that actually modify SB1160/Public Act 13-3.
Senate LCO Amendment #8513 [pdf]
Senate LCO Amendment #7936 [pdf]

It looks to me they are trying to correct some of the mistakes they made. On a quick skim of the amendments I see clarification about banned items purchased but not delivered prior to the new law, what appears to be an exemption for high-end rimfire target pistols, and what seemed to be clarification that the new law does not apply to firearms purchased with a Federally-issued firearms collector’s license (C&R/FFL03) There also seems to be clarifications on exemptions for law enforcement and state agencies.

CCDL On “The Real Story” 6/2/2013

CCDL’s President and the lead attorney handling the lawsuit will appear on “The Real Story” on Fox 61 this coming Sunday, June 2nd at 10:00am.

Scott Wilson and Attorney Brian Stapleton were interviewed by the show’s hosts Al Terzi and Laurie Perez. Questions were answered about the basis of the lawsuit, and the constitutionality of the law. They are scheduled to appear in the show’s second segment, right after a segment on hurricane season and Obamacare with Insurance Commissioner Thomas Leonardi.

Be sure to tune in or set your DVR’s!

Note, if you are one of the unfortunate people like me who live in Fairfield County and have Cablevision, you will not be able to watch this live as last year they decided we’re part of New York City and have no interest in what’s happening in Connecticut.

UPDATE: The video archive of the show can now be watched here: