June Member Update

CCDL Monthly Meeting – June 13th
All members are welcome and encouraged to attend

CCDL holds its monthly general membership meeting at 7:00pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Elks Lodge in Middletown, CT.
All CCDL members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Meeting Agenda:

  • Wrap up for 2017 legislative session
  • Gubernatorial and statewide constitutional offices discussion
  • Candidate for state-wide office- Peter Lumaj
  • Updates on actions with the Waterbury pistol permit process
  • Updates on actions with the Middletown pistol permit process
  • Information on the CCDL Family Picnic
  • Poker Run update
  • CCDL amicus brief filing (Soto v Bushmaster)
  • CCDL educational legislative shoot

Avoid the wait and shipping fees! The full selection of CCDL merchandise is always for sale at our meetings, including many items not sold on our website.

Legislative Session

Legislative Coordinator Ray Bevis will report on “how we did” at the upcoming meeting. This is a tremendous opportunity for our members to hear about how we did this year in Hartford. Ray will include some of the key highlights of the session, and compare our efforts from a few years ago to this year. Every year that CCDL is around, we grow, we learn and we mature as an organization to better serve our faithful members.

Meet Candidate for State-Wide Office Peter Lumaj

2018 candidates for state-wide office are emerging. One such candidate is Peter Lumaj. While CCDL has not endorsed any candidates for any race in 2018, we will point out that Peter has been endorsed by CCDL in the past. Peter is a staunch supporter of our 2nd Amendment rights, and if you come and listen you will see exactly why.

CCDL Files FOIA Requests With Two Cities

In an effort to address the many concerns of pistol permit applicants in several municipalities in Connecticut, CCDL has requested data from two cities: Waterbury and Middletown. Numerous applicants have reportedly been delayed far beyond the statutorily required 8-week period to issue or deny pistol permits. Once the data is reviewed, and if systemic problems are indicated with one or both cities, we will more than likely consider several courses of action to correct these issues.

CCDL Readies Amicus Filing (Soto v Bushmaster)

CCDL has applied to the CT State Supreme court to submit an Amicus Curiae Brief (Friend of the Court Brief) in support of Bushmaster Firearms International LLC. The case known as ‘Soto v Bushmaster’ has been ongoing for some time, and CCDL will withhold any further statements on the case until the court accepts our petition for the brief to be filed. The application is a matter of public record on file with the State Supreme Court as of May 30, 2017. You may view a copy of the application here: Application-of-CCDL-for-permission-to-appear-as-amicus-curiae.pdf

CCDL Summer Events

The 9th Annual CCDL Family Picnic is set for August 26th is Stratford Connecticut At Boothe Memorial Park. This picnic is free to our members, and more details and a flyer will be published soon.

CCDL Poker Run is a go for Saturday, September 9th. Additional setails to follow soon!

Meeting Reminder – June 9th

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 9, 2015.
All CCDL members are welcome and encouraged to attend. We have a request from the property owners to please do not park on the grass when attending the meeting.

Meeting Agenda

  • The decision in the Federal Court Appeal that CCDL and other litigants are suing over (Shew v Malloy) should be here soon. We are days away from the typical time frame that an appellate court takes to reach a decision. We have a very special meeting for Tuesday, which will include a visit from Chris Conte. Chris is litigation counsel for NRA-ILA and has done a lot to help coordinate legal legwork associated with this case. Chris will talk about the lawsuit’s future and other aspects of Connecticut gun rights.
    Connecticut Local Counsel Martha Dean will be in attendance and so will Tom King, the President of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association. NY is fighting the SAFE Act law which is similar to the law that we are fighting here in CT (PA 13-3/13-220).
  • A full post-legislative breakdown will be presented by CCDL Legislative Coordinator Ray Bevis. Ray will be providing statistics about membership involvement and effectiveness at the meeting. He has worked very hard this session along with Chris Lemos to bring Legislative information to our members in real-time.
  • Jonathan Hardy will talk about recent events with the BFPE and permit issues.
  • We will be talking about the upcoming CCDL Family Picnic as well as the Poker Run.
    The CCDL Family Picnic date has been set for 9/19/2015 at Boothe Memorial Park in Stratford. A flyer for the event should be available soon.
    The CCDL Poker Run is set for 9/26/2015. All proceeds go to support the lawsuit against the unconstitutional gun law (PA 13-3/13-220) that passed in 2013.
    Mark your calendars!
  • Christian Ragosta. the NRA Grass Roots will be in the house to answer questions.

We sell CCDL merchandise at the meeting, buy it there and save on shipping.
We also sell limited edition items that are not available in our online store. Right now we have patches, pins, and magnets (perfect to put on your car, gun safe, or refrigerator). We also sell the car decals in assorted colors besides white.

Food Drive
CCDL collects canned goods/non-perishables at all our meetings to be donated to local charities. The holiday season may be over, but people still need to eat. Please bring non perishables to the meeting. If everyone that attends brought at least one canned good we would be helping to feed MANY!

Middletown Elks
44 Maynard St
Middletown, CT 06457
June 9, 2015 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. please do not park on the grass!!

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Litigation Fundraiser – Raffle

UPDATE 8/27/2013: More locations!
UPDATE 8/22/2013: Still MORE locations added to the list! Go out and buy some!
UPDATE 8/19/2013: More locations added to the list. Still more to come!

CCDL is holding a raffle to raise money for our lawsuit against Connecticut’s unconstitutional new gun laws. Tickets are $20 each, and only 2000 (correction) 2500 tickets will be sold with all proceeds going to the litigation fund.
We’ve got over 20 prizes, with the top prize being a custom Harley Davidson motorcycle. Other prizes include a ATI Cavalry O/U shotgun, a Charter Arms Chic Lady .38 revolver, a Ruger 10/22 Takedown rifle, and a Ruger LCP .380  pistol.
24 prizes total, and like I said only 2000 2500 tickets, so those are some pretty decent odds.

The drawing will be held on September 21, 2013 at King 33 Training in Southington, CT. This will be the final stop for our 2nd Amendment Poker Run (more on that shortly), winners need not be present to win, but you DO need to be eligible and permitted to win the firearms.

There are several ways to buy raffle tickets.
You can come to our next monthly meeting in Middletown. That will be on September 10th.

You can visit one of the following stores during normal business hours (If you arent sure of the hours, call before you go. Many small shops have reduced hours or close weekends during the summer.):

Woodbridge Firearms Trading Post
2828 Selden St
Woodbridge, CT 06525
Note: Woodbridge also sells CCDL shirts, hats, and car decals

Outpost Guns & Ammo
1031 Norwich-new London Turnpike
Montville, CT 06382

Connecticut Sporting Arms, LLC
1179 Foxon Rd. (Rt. 80/22)
North Bradford, CT 06471

Southbury Trading Post
102 Playhouse Corner
Southbury, CT 06488

Center Sports of Columbia
3 Orlando Drive (Route 66)
Columbia, CT 06237

Ceniccola’s Italian Deli & Pizzeria
36 Killingworth Turnpike
Clinton, CT 06413

Brooklyn Trading Post & Academy
106 Tripp Hollow Rd
Brooklyn, CT 06234

Hiller Sports, LLC
4 New Canaan Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06851

King 33 Training
75 Aircraft Rd
Southington, CT 06489
Mon – Fri: 3pm – 6pm

There will also be roving ticket sales set up at various other times and locations around the state.

Sportsmen’s Outpost, 415 Wolcott Rd, Wolcott, CT

Sportsmen’s Outpost, 415 Wolcott Rd, Wolcott, CT

Hiller Sports, 4 New Canaan Ave, Norwalk, CT

CCDL Family Picnic, Stratford, CT

Northeast Firearms, 97 Old County Rd, Windsor Locks, CT

Bethany Firearms, 5 Amity Rd, Bethany, CT

Hoffman’s Gun Center, 2686 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT

Hoffman’s Gun Center, 2686 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT

North Atlantic Sportsman, 600 Main St, Monroe, CT

Hoffman’s Gun Center
2686 Berlin Turnpike
Newington, CT 06111

More locations to come!

Grand Prize!