General Meeting - 2015-09-08

7:08 Open meeting with national anthem and pledge


7:10 Executive Report - President

Conducted exec meeting actions of the Board included a poker run commitment

communicated with candidates for elected office

Communicated with attorneys

Communicated with media – press releases and news spots. Lots of interviews


7:15 Executive Report - Treasurer

Donations: 2507

Expenses: 7911

Lit: 90k

Total Lit don: 642k

Total Lit expenses: 564k


7:18 Executive Report - VP

Worked on blog/ facebook/website

executive meeting


7:19 Coordinator Report - Membership

22,524 total

377 new this month


7:19 Coordinator Report - Events


7:21 Coordinator Report - Legislative

Tracking 11, 9 have been voted out of committee

TRO Bills (2 similar bills) - 206 total testimonies written on our bills: 145 oppose, 61 support. 70% of total were CCDL membership

Of the people attending the public hearing, 15 for our side, 23 their side.

Most impact is had in face-to-face interaction with your legislators, particularly at the public hearing

5408 – Must show permit - 66 oppose, 130 supporting testimonies

  • Amended to only apply when open carrying and officer seas firearm, must show permit if asked

  • Ready to be added to the House Calendar for a vote

5409 – Permit app requirements

  • 49% of the testimony were CCDL members

5597 – Risk warrant bill (CCDL neutral on this bill)

  • 15 testimonies in support, majority opposed

SB 20 – Lowering intoxication limit for carrying firearms


Contact your representitives and senators and tell them how you feel.

Make sure to include the title and Number of the bill in addition to reasons why your opposed

Brief e-mail with contact info

If you don't hear from the rep, follow up with another e-mail.

If you still don't hear back, call


CT Liberty Caucus will be hosting a Campaign volunteer workshop. Markley and Sampsonw ill be there. In Manchester, June 11th.


7:55 Linda Szynkowicz – Candidate 33rd State House District

Linda is a CCDL Member


7:57 Coordinator Report - Permit Issues

Suitability makes us a may-issue state.

Important to testify on these bills.

Pushing 3years for denial/revocations. 8+ months for Constructive Denials


8:07 Special Election – April 26th. 75th House Ray Work


8:15 State Rep. Doug Dubitsky

Need to flip the power in the house

Donate small amounts to good candidates to help them qualify for public campaign financing

Contact your legislators. Form letters are useless. Personal phone calls are best. If they don't call you back in 1 day, call again.

E-mails are OK, phone calls are better.


8:37 Andy Falvey - Candidate 103rd State House District

Al Aldinolfi's Seat (Cheshire, Southington, Wallingford)


8:46 Angel Cadena - Candidate 3rd US Congressional District


8:48 Matt Maxwel - Candidate 5th US Congressional District

Lives in Sandy Hook


8:53 Poker Run

September 24th.

We'll be at the Super Sunday in Terryville June 5th


8:56 Brief Open Forum

2 week from today, we're having a primary


8:59 Close of meeting

General Meeting - 2016-02-09


7:13 Open meeting with national anthem and pledge
In legislative cycle and gun bills have already been introduced

Crucial to help pro-2A candidates get elected and anti-2A candidates unelected


7:16 Executive Report - President

Communicated with atty on drafts for SCOTUS

Communicated with media

Helping with legislative workshop in Patchaug


7:17 Executive Report - Vice President

Updated social media, blog, and e-mails


7:19 Executive Report - Treasurer

Op expenses: 7,004

Op Income: 8506

Lit total: 632k

Lit expenses: 564k

Lit remaining: 81k


7:23 Coordinator Report - Membership

21,285 total

439 new this month


7:23 Coordinator Report - Events

Executive meeting

metacon legislative workshop at King 33.

Hunting and Fishing show and dinner @ Convention center this weekend

Dinner 4-9 @ aquaturf


7:27 Coordinator Report - Legislative update

First leg. Workshop @ metacon

first 2 bills

- SB-20 AAC Carrying while intoxicated

  • 0.10 limit down to 0.08 to bring into line with driving statute

  • Under 21, limit will be 0.02.

  • GB 5054 – AAC Domestic Violence

    • Ex Parte orders are still an issue with this version of the bill

    Public Safety Committee has a concept for a bill

    • AAC Application for temp. pistol permit applications

    • No language yet

Buzz @ LOB that CT Police Chiefs Assoc. will try to get Open Carry addressed.

Open Carry Memorandum was been issued by Atty Gen. Office.


8:10 Coordinator Report - Permit Issues

Interview with WTNH on women an guns

Don't blame people who open carry. We need to stand together against the antis. Whether you agree or not, you must stand up against ANY anti-gun bill because they will use it as a wedge to divide us.

Working with legislators on campaigns

Need help checking municipal codes and getting copies of local applications for permits, especially any additional requirements towns are asking for.

Deep River asks for medical/mental impairments.

Constructive Denials were being pushed up to the front, but are not being spaced out. CDs currently have an 8-9 month backlog (vs 2 years for denials/revocations)

We need applications for permits from every town.


8:27 Clay Cope, Candidate for 5th US Congressional District (against Esty)


8:33 Lawsuit update


8:54 Legislative workshop

Being held 2/13.


8:55 Close of Meeting