In our ongoing effort to increase our effectiveness in advocating for our Constitutional rights, CCDL has developed its outreach program. We are proud to announce our leadership team for this initiative. Dr. Walt Kupson is a CCDL executive and is the first Outreach Coordinator. We have also named the regional managers that together will cover the state. Chris Bitel is the Regional Manager for the Central Region, James Ritchie for the Northwest Region, Brendan Malone for the Northeast Region, Jonathan Walsh for the Southwest Region, and Tom Maloney for the Southeast Region.
For Immediate Release:
The Connecticut Citizens Defense League has co-filed an Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court of the United States (Worman v Healy) along with several Law Enforcement and other 2nd Amendment advocacy groups.
Essentially the summary of our argument is that the 1st Circuit Appellate Court did not properly apply the Heller decision for commonly used firearms and magazines that may contain over 10 rounds.
CCDL is proud to stand in support of gun owners and 2nd Amendment activists in neighboring Massachusetts.
Since both states are 2 of the original 13 colonies, it is especially fitting that we show our support to oppose gun control schemes of this nature.
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A Brief Summary
In 2016, California passed a law, Cal. Penal Code § 32310. This Act banned not just the sale, but also the possession of any magazine holding more than ten rounds. There are estimates of more than 100
million such magazines in the United States, and they are perfectly legal in most states. In California, this new law would have required citizens who possessed such magazines to remove them from the state, transfer them to a licensed dealer, or surrender them to a law enforcement agency for destruction. In 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California enjoined (prohibited) the enforcement of this new law. The State of California has appealed the preliminary injunction to the Ninth Circuit. In 2018, a panel of judges of the Ninth Circuit affirmed the issuance of the preliminary injunction. Though en banc review of the panel decision was sought by California, it was not granted. Hence the case was remanded to the District Court for trial.
For Immediate Release:
(Groton, CT) - The Connecticut Citizens Defense League (The state's largest gun rights organization) co-files Amicus Curiae along with the National Rifle Association of America.
CCDL President Scott Wilson Releases the following Statement:
"We are proud to stand alongside the National Rifle Association with mutual support for Remington Arms and for the rights of legal gun owners. We hope that the Supreme Court considers addressing this issue.”
CCDL (along with other groups) is filing an Amicus Brief with the Supreme Court of the United States in support of the plaintiffs in this case. The petitioners have already been granted a writ of certiorari. This means that oral arguments will be presented at some point soon, and a landmark decision that could impact gun rights throughout the nation will likely result.
CCDL participates in out-of-state cases like this because the results would impact Connecticut gun owners either positively or negatively depending on how the cases are decided. The brief should be filed with the court by Tuesday May 14th and we will be discussing it at our meeting that evening.
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