Press Release On Malloy’s Latest Executive Action


For Immediate Release:
(Groton, CT) The Connecticut Citizens Defense League is speaking out against Governor Malloy’s executive order seizing firearms and denying purchases to individuals who are on Federal Government “lists”.

Comment from CCDL President Scott Wilson:
“Governor Malloy is planning to take what is in our view unconstitutional executive action that would prohibit firearms purchases and seize firearms of individuals who have not been indicted or convicted for any crime. While we are all concerned about terrorism, this approach is very un-American and shameful”.

Wilson Added:
“Governor Malloy has gone even further into the deep end than ever before. His planning on denying purchases and likely seizing firearms of individuals are on a list that have not been charged or convicted of any wrongdoing is antithetical to every value that this country was founded on. There are millions of people on these lists, many who are not criminals or terrorists, and do not belong on it”.

“Seizing firearms from individuals would be a clear violation of ‘due process’ under the 14th amendment of our constitution, and i have a hard time envisioning a judge appointed by the state of Connecticut who would issue a warrant to search and seize when the federal Government has not even done so in a wide-spread manner. Even the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has recognized that these lists are inaccurate, unconstitutional, and unfairly target Muslims and people of color Since the governor does not have access to these federal “lists”, my hope at this point is the feds will analyze Governor Malloy’s intent and decline access. This is very scary to think that police will be showing up to houses to seize firearms from people who may have done nothing wrong. It spells serious trouble”.

“The governor of Connecticut has pushed the envelope to beyond extreme by treating citizens of the United States in this manner. I hope people realize that this pattern of abuse is how totalitarian governments operate”.

Wilson Finished:
“CCDL will not rule out any legal course of action to halt this imminent Executive Action”

About the CCDL: The Connecticut Citizens Defense League was formed in 2009 by a small group of concerned citizens as a non-partisan organization to advocate second amendment rights in the state of Connecticut. Since their founding, the group has grown to over 20,000 members from across the state.Thanks to this large supportive base, the CCDL has become a fixture at the state capitol, and well recognized by committees that see firearms related bills.
As the go-to organization in the state they are consulted regularly by lawmakers who have questions and concerns about pending legislation or existing laws. For more information on the CCDL please visit

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28 thoughts on “Press Release On Malloy’s Latest Executive Action

  1. Should CCDL start another legal action against Malloy? Or multiplre actions in court.

    We might lose at SCOTUS, so lets get defensive and take preliminary action and get him stopped by court order before he starts. Immediate court action using the funds we have left. And members send more money.

    • This might be another “Malloy Ploy” to get us to overextend and to water down our efforts to oppose him in his Sandy Hook Gun Laws. Let us consider carefully. Malloy was a prosecutor. Actually Malloy has morphed into a “persecutor”. We can expose him for what he is if we get the cooperation of a “free press”.

  2. Malloy has fired the first shot, the “shot heard round the world”. Malloy has declared “war” on his own people. This man needs to be forcibly removed from office immediately and charged with “treason”. He is aiding and abetting the enemy (ISIS). As a veteran we need to remove this tyrant from office!

      • Ray Bevis posted a page to indicate that at least four of our Connecticut Law Makers have expressed disapproval of Malloy’s actions. One is a lawyer. Maybe he can make a suggestion. Ray Bevis: Any thoughts?

      • Back in Massachusetts, when the colonist were being ignored by the British, someone fired just one shot, a “shot heard round the world” that began a revolution that forced a major change in government. Malloy has not learned that lesson and that will be to his disadvantage. Malloy’s weakness is his lack of understanding of history. John F. Kennedy said those who do not understand history are bound to repeat its foibles and follies. (don’t remember the exact quote.) Malloy does not understand that.

  3. So let me get this right, it was wrong to inter the Japanese, it was wrong to block German immigration, It was later wrong to block Iranian Immigration. All this because it unfairly targets one group of citizens over another.
    Yet it is just fine to target gun owners, both with this latest executive action, as with his so called domestic violence initiative last year.
    When will the madness stop?

      • Been doing some thinking. Malloy must be arrested, prosecuted and put in jail. Legal action taken against Malloy in Court mean nothing to this man. Only an arrest and prosecution and removal from office will have any lasting impact on this man. He has declared war on all legal gun owners. He is prejudiced against us and is determined to violate not only our constitutional rights but our “civil rights” to life and liberty.

  4. It’s Blatantly Unconstitutional!!! Danny boy oh… Danny gonna have a tough time Connecticut law is clear; Sec. 29-28(b) lists ten reasons why a Connecticut resident can be denied a gun permit, including mental illness, criminal history, being in the country illegally, having a restraining order against them, etc., BUT NOTHING ABOUT GOVERNMENT WATCH LIST!!!!Those ten reasons, and those ten reasons alone, are the only reasons someone can be denied a gun in Connecticut.

    • Since Malloy is a lawyer, he thinks he knows more than everyone. As a former prosecutor and now as a governor, he believes he can make his own laws without the help of the legislature. This man has in fact become a dictator. He needs to be removed from office.

  5. You idiots really have a problem with not allowing suspected terrorists to buy guns? Maybe you all should be on the list then.

    • Anyone who DOESN’T have a problem with A: usurping the Constitution and a basic principle of American law (due process of law) and B: the use of the horribly flawed watch lists in general; probably should be on the list. Because doing so demonstrates a desire to destroy America.

  6. The entire problem with this, is government decides who goes on the no fly list. Just think how convenient it would be for them(the government) to start adding permit holders to the no fly list just to be able to come and take our guns. Democrats seem to have a real problem with freedom and seems to be getting worse. Nobody in Washington will stand up
    to Obama.

    • America is not 1930’s Germany where the German Jews complied with the German Laws to turn in all their guns. Six million of them paid with their lives by obeying an illegal law. In this country, it is divide and conquer. The government will take our guns away one person at a time. There will come a tipping point and when that tipping point is reached the blood will begin to flow. When it flows in Washington and the blood becomes a river, maybe then there will be a rethink on gun control policy. It is entirely in the hands of the gun grabbers. The flow of blood will be their responsibility.

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  9. Taken by permission from

    Letter: Federal Watch Lists
    Good afternoon Hugh/JWR,

    With the recent fervor arising over federal lists (airline travel, passport revocations, gun purchases, et cetera), I thought I would share a short story with the readership…

    I am a professional pilot for a U.S. airline. I began flying in the 1980’s and have been feeding my family with my airman certificate for thirty years. Obviously, pilots are subject to rigorous background checks (more so since 9/11), but screening was in place in the 80’s when I began flying. In 2008 I received a letter from the Airport Police Office that has jurisdiction at the airport I fly out of (a major U.S. airport with major airline service), advising me that I had 14 days to appear in person at Airport Security and bring proof of both my identity and my U.S. citizenship, or my airport credentials would be revoked!

    I called Airport Security, made an appointment, and dutifully appeared (in my Captain’s Uniform, nonetheless) with both originals and color copies of my U.S. birth certificate, State Driver’s License, State ID Card, State CHL, FAA Airman Certificate, FAA Medical Certificate, FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator’s Certificate, US Passport, FBI Criminal History Records Certification, Airline Employee Credentials, and my Airport Security Badge that their office had issued five years earlier (and renewed annually since then), which gives me access to the “secured” portion of the airport.

    I asked to speak with the supervisor on duty and asked the supervisor how is it possible, with 30 years of flying history and all of the vetting I have been through over the years, that your office doesn’t know that I am a U.S. citizen? He had no answer, other than to say there must have been a mix-up on a DHS watch list somewhere.

    Governor Malloy (of Connecticut) may think it is “Just Good Sense” to prevent anyone on the TSA no-fly list from buying a firearm, but when our government won’t tell the people who they are watching and why they are being watched, I think he is leading his state into dangerous waters. By threatening to revoke my airport credentials because I was possibly on “a list somewhere”, I was presumably guilty of “something” worth denying me my livelihood, and I haven’t had so much as a traffic ticket in over 20 years. The no-fly list was never designed to be used in this manner. – Captain B

    • Thank you for sharing that with us. This is the problem with Malloy’s policy. It is reckless and irresponsible. Malloy should be immediately removed from office, arrested and charged with “treason”. (my opinion) Then he can wait for two years before going to trial. That’s only fair; right?

  10. Malloy is doing this because it fits Obama’s agenda. Just look the USDA
    has machine guns now. Obama couldn’t take the AR-15 so he tried to ban the ammo. Couldn’t ban the ammo so he bought up 42 million rounds of it trying to create a shortage.
    Oh. And lets not forget his EPA closed the last smelting plant in the US. The taking of our firearm rights could be the nail in the coffin for the Democrats to get their one party system.

    • That’s not entirely correct. They didn’t hear one case, for a lot of possible reasons which we went into awhile back.

  11. We will see but I do not think we should hold our breath, one bit of news is that the Federal gov. refused to give over any no fly list to Connecticut.

    Chris what ever you think is fine but I think they will act the same way with our case. I guess we just have to wait and see. I do hope I am wrong.

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