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Upcoming Events

Tue Sep 08 @07:00PM - 09:00PM
Monthly CCDL Meeting
Sat Sep 19 @11:00AM - 04:00PM
2015 Family Picnic
Sat Sep 26 @09:30AM -
3rd Annual 2nd Amendment Poker Run
Tue Oct 13 @07:00PM - 09:00PM
Monthly CCDL Meeting
Meeting Reminder - August 11th PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 07 August 2015 12:46

CCDL holds its monthly general membership meeting at 7:00pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Elks Lodge in Middletown, CT. Our next meeting is Tuesday, August 11, 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 Merchandise 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 August 11, 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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CCDL Legislator of the Year - Doug Dubitsky PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 06 August 2015 16:14

The Executive Board proudly selects Doug Dubitsky as the CCDL Legislator of the Year for 2015. Announcing the award, CCDL president Scott Wilson said:
"CCDL expresses our gratitude and appreciation that there are legislators like Doug Dubitsky who work to protect our constitutionally recognized rights. Connecticut is a brighter place with Doug in office".
Doug serves the 47th house district,and is a freshman legislator. As a member of the Judiciary Committee, Doug stayed throughout the 13 hour hearing for Senate Bill 650 and House Bill 6848. Doug queried those who testified about 'Due Process concerns' and followed both of these bills right to the end of the legislative session. Doug was also instrumental in killing language harmful to gun owners in the 2nd Chance Society bill that passed in the special session this year. Doug is a regular at our monthly member meetings, and will receive his award at our August 11th meeting. Thank you, Representative Doug Dubitsky!
 
Vote for CCDL! PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 06 July 2015 20:06

Please take 30 seconds to raise funds by voting in this poll..

Recently, the Brady Bunch tried to sue Lucky Gunner Ammo and several other online retailers for lawfully selling items that were later used in the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting. The judge in that case rightfully dismissed it, and ordered the Brady Campaign to reimburse the defendant’s legal fees.
Lucky Gunner has graciously offered to donate their share of the settlement (when they get it) to various gun rights groups such as CCDL. They will determine how much each group gets by the number of votes each group gets in a poll on their website. These are all deserving groups, but we ask that you please go and vote for CCDL. As a 100% donation driven non-profit organization (501c4), even a small share would help us to continue to our fight to protect and restore YOUR rights here in Connecticut.

 
June Meeting Reminder PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 08 June 2015 10:18

Major Updates at Tuesday's 06/09/15 Meeting


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).

Session Ends - SB650 Dead (for now)

Senate Bill 650 died at the stroke of midnight on the last day of the legislative session. With that, so did the last serious piece of legislation that could have crippled the rights of gun owners (sort of).  
While it is unlikely that this bill will come back in the pending Special Session, it might. CCDL is working with 2A friendly legislators, and monitoring what may come. 

One extremely important note to add to the end of the session is language that was included in the Second Chance Society Bill. This is a bill that will be the focal point of the special session. State Rep Doug Dubitsky (47th district) has made this public statement: 

A drafting "error" in the Governor's Second-Chance Society bill would have created new offenses which would disqualify Connecticut residents from possessing firearms. The bill would have generally reduced the penalty for drug possession to a misdemeanor, but it would also eliminate an entire category of minor drug-related offenses that do not currently make people ineligible to own firearms.

Credit for fighting this last minute goes to Rep Doug Dubitsky, Rep Cara Pavalock (district 77) and Rep Rob Sampson (district 80). If this had passed, it would have been a 2nd amendment rights stripping nightmare for many gun owners. 

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.
 
Contact Legislators PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 13 April 2015 09:32

Action Alert:

Contact Your Legislators, Input is Critical

Immediate Action is Needed on the Following Bills:
Governor's Bill 6848
Senate Bill 650

Emails, phone calls and/or personal visits can go along way to defeating these pieces of proposed legislation.  Tell your elected official to oppose both of these Bills.
These Bills passed out of the Judiciary Committee as Joint Favorable and could be voted on very soon!
They violate Due process of law. A right which is protected under the 14th amendment of the US Constitution and also Article 1 Sec 7 of the Connecticut State Constitution.
If either of these laws are passed, Connecticut citizens who have even a Temporary Restraining Order (ex parte) filed against them will not have an opportunity to be heard by a judge before firearms and ammunition are seized.
For more information on these Bills and Calls for actions by CCDL pertaining to these Bills, please see our blog.
Find and Contact your legislators.
 
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