General Meeting 2015-01-12


7:12 Open meeting

7:20 Executive Report - President
Communicated with the media
Having a singular issue helps us as an organization stay focused
Helped coordinate 2 legislative workshops (Patchaug and Metacon)

7:21 Executive Report - Treasurer
Income: 3935
Expenses: 1673
Total Lit Donations: 627k
Total Lit Expenses: 564k
Remaining Lit Fund: 75k

7:23 Executive Report - Vice President
Helped scott with press releases
Updated social media/blog/website
Helped Ray with Legislative Workshop PPT

7:25 Coordinator Report - Membership
20846 Total
754 new this month

7:25 Coordinator Report - Events
Dinner coming up
Hunting and Fishing Show as well
Need volunteers for both

7:27 Coordinator Report - Legislative
Feb. 3rd session opened.
Special election time
Primaries - Jan 26th

7:30 Coordinator Report - Permit Issues
Some towns still adding additional requirements. Don't fill it out, file an appeal (almost into 2018)
Constructive denial hearings are only about 4 month backlog.
Even if your firearms are confiscated, you can still sell them through an FFL. SCOTUS says you can't be denied their value.

7:34 Special Guest - Former State Senator Len Suzio - District 13
Considering another run

7:43 Special Guest - Matt Maxwell - Candidate for US Congress 5th District

7:49 NRA Grassroots Field Coordinator Christian Ragosta
Chris Kulpadi is new CT State liason (lobbyist)
After executive orders from obama
Bloomberg outspent NRA 10 to 1 in Virginia and pro-2A candidate still won
Go to clubs, put on events. Get clubs involved. Bring new people into 2A communities.

8:00 Lawsuit Update
Shew v. Malloy has gotten an extension. Need Kolby v. O'Malley (MD) decision to include in filing.

8:03 Close of meeting

General Meeting - 2015-12-08
 

Executive Report - President

Communicated with our Attorneys

Press releases and lots of interviews

Conducted executive meeting, including election of new officers

Helped people with various issues

Drafted material for letters to the editor resources

 

7:19 Executive Report - Vice President

 

7:21 Executive Report - Treasurer

Op Inc: $1,288

Op Exp: $6,377

Total lit: 624k

Lit Expenses: 564k

 

7:24 Coordinator Report - Membership

20,093 total membership

500 new this month

 

7:25 Coordinator Report - Events

Hunting and Fishing show 2/12 → 2/14, Friday to Sunday. We will be selling merchandise this year.

Anniversary dinner tickets are on sale.

February 20th at the Aquaturf $55.

Next month I'll be asking for volunteers. If you have a big SUV and can help Thursday 2/11 with moving stuff @ hunting and fishing show.

 

7:30 Coordinator Report - Legislative Update

Legislative coordinator could be here

No fly-list bill appears dead for now. Might make ens to contact Blumenthal, Murphy, and your Representative with respectful displeasure over their support of the bill.

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7:40 Coordinator Report - Permit Issues

Good news: People starting to fight towns by pushing back.

Constructive denial hearings are now 2 years our, only a couple of moths because they get delayed.

If you know someone going through the process. Don't quote the 2yr backlog; it will scare them from fighting their constructive denials

Cancel appeal if issued before hearing to free up that spot.

Lot of contact this month with minor issues and town denies, people let it drop. It's important to file and appeal because they may deny appeal with 'at this time' which usually get overturned at some point in the future

 

7:50 Coordinator Report - Merchandise

Christmas Ornaments available

 

7:53 Coordinator Report - Technology

Handled by Chris and Kevin right now.

In new year looking for permanent tech coordinator

 

7:53 Woodbridge

Martha Dean met with ordinance committee.

There have been several meetings with the town attorney. Town appears to be draggin it's heals on this.

No guns on woodbridge property (including streets)

 

8:07 Bicknell

Last 2 years @ Branford cub opening up New Years Day for trap shoot for anyone who wants to come.

Last years had 25-30. Contact on Facebook. $5/25 shells. If there's enough of a head count, we may be able to do $10 for pistol

March, holding a CCDL Tag Sale. If you want to drop stuff off (in good shape only) Dave will sell it and donate to Lit Fund

 

8:12 Doug Hoon – New CT Legal Rifle

Doug has been an engineer for 30 years. A friend got him into Ars and it wasn't enough to build parts, he started looking at design changes.

Previously designed a fixed-mag version of the AR. More recently designed a pump-action AR kit.

 

8:25 Shew v. Malloy update

 

 

 

August Wolfe is running against Blumenthal

 

8:40 Legislative Workshjops

In january's meeting, we'll do a condensed version

Ful workshops will be held @ a few gun clubs aroudn the state.

CT NRA Liason and NRA-ILA CT grassroots coordinator

 

8:47 Close of Meeting