There is going to be a protest today (5/20) against one of the chief Republicans that helped craft and support SB1160 (the e-cert bill) that drastically changed the rights of gun owners in Connecticut. This is not a CCDL event, but we certainly encourage our members to show up and let State senator John McKinney know how we feel. John Mckinney, who is slated to receive an award at the dinner, sorely disappointed gun owners in this legislative session, and he needs to know and understand this fact!
The Stamford Hilton is at 1st Stamford Place, Stamford.
This will begin at 4:30-5:00, but you can join it after work or at your convenience.
The formal Republican event starts with a cocktail hour at 6:00 PM, followed by dinner at 7:00 PM. WI Governor Scott Walker will speak last. The show should wrap up around 9:00 PM.
After Brian’s introduction by Martha Dean, a thorough presentation was conducted, and an excellent Q&A session followed. CCDL is pleased to be a part of the group that are involved in bringing this case for our 2nd Amendment rights to the forefront.
CCDL has been joined by Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen, Hoffman’s Gun Center and Stag Arms. We would also like to mention the NRA, for their invaluable support. Our efforts to overturn this enacted legislation will be ongoing for some time.
Speaking of fundraising, 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.
With so many groups and gun clubs hosting fundraising events for the CCDL Litigation Fund, CCDL felt it was necessary to appoint a person to act as a liaison with clubs and groups that are hosting events that need contact and support from us.
We are pleased to announce that one of our members (Bob Ferguson) has accepted this newly created position. Email: email@example.com
Attorney Martha Dean will present an update to our members on pending legal action this coming Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 at our monthly meeting in Middletown. We have received many requests for details from our members, and to protect certain aspects of the lawsuit, details cannot be discussed just yet. We ask our members for patience as things are being crafted. This will be a very long process.
We would also like to thank the numerous gun clubs and individuals that have contributed, and continue to contribute crucial funding to the CCDL Litigation Fund. We have collected a surprising amount, but we will need more to mount a successful challenge to the newly minted law.
How to Donate to Litigation Fund:
If members wish to to donate, please utilize our PayPal link (can also be found on our website) or mail your contributions to:
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, May 14, 2013. All CCDL members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Dean Attorney Martha Dean will present an update to our members on pending legal action
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.
44 Maynard St
Middletown, CT 06457
March 12, 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.
The Selectmen in Weston have not given up on trying to enact some kind of gun control above and beyond state and federal law. (previous attempt) Last Thursday they voted to approve an ordinance that bans shooting on residential property except for in self-defense. It also has an exception for law enforcement. Of course it does.
First Selectman Gayle Weinstein(D) says the ordinance “was based on conversations that I had with the chief that not once in all the years that he’s been here had anyone applied for a permit for residential target practice, and there was some concern for the chief’s part and the town attorney’s part regarding liability if we do allow this, and there was a stray bullet”.
According to Selectman Dennis Tracey(R), “There’s nothing inconsistent here with the new gun control laws, I think it’s a good complement to what the state has done”.
There will be a public hearing on the proposed ordinance on June 10, 2013.
If you live in those towns, go vote! Even though these are minor elections, they can still impact your gun rights. In some towns your First Selectman may be the one who signs off on firearm permits. The Selectmen also decide if your town supports antigun orgs like the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities. Some towns are electing people to the Board of Education. Think about the antigun curriculum being taught in some schools. Some towns are electing people to the Zoning Board. Remember Woodbridge last year?
While I don’t usually use this blog to promote businesses, a company recently made a very generous offer and I want to pass this on. Here’s the email I received:
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To ensure that we have quantity for everyone, there is a limit of 1 per household of each type. This is offer is limited to quantity on hand and will be filled on a first come/first served basis. Feel free to let your members know.