Where: Legislative Office Building, Executive Dining Room, 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time: 8:30AM to 10:00AM
Come join us for breakfast, tour the Capitol, meet Legislators and become more familiar with learning how to make the Capitol work for you. Our Legislators need to hear from us about our legislative priorities this session. Members are encouraged, but not required to contact their State Representative and Senator in advance to schedule a meeting with them on this day. CCDL will provide members with information to present to their State Legislators on that day. We will have a table set up in the concourse from 10AM -3PM, If you’re unable to attend the breakfast be sure to stop by the CCDL table. Please note, this is not a rally, all members of the public are required to walk through a metal detector and have their bags and other items scanned through a package scanner as you enter the building. Be sure to check the list of prohibited items.
If you have any questions, contact CCDL’s Legislative Coordinator:
To our fellow members and supporters
CCDL is well aware of the budget proposal by the Governor to drastically increase the fees for pistol permit applications and renewals. We are actively working on counter-proposals to help mitigate the costs that Governor Malloy has proposed.
His proposal would negatively impact Connecticut citizens who merely wish to protect themselves and their families. His plan calls to put his failed policies on the backs of Connecticut gun owners.
We will keep our members updated every step along the way
Hosted by: Windsor Marksmen's Association
Presented by: Connecticut Citizens Defense League
Date: Wednesday, Februuary 15, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm-9:00 Pm
Location: Suffield VFW Post 9544, 972 Sheldon Street, Suffield, CT
The purpose of this workshop is to help educate gun owners about legislative activism.
The 2017 legislative session convenes Jan 4th and adjourns on June 7th.
Gun owners have shown that they can make a tremendous difference by engaging their elected officials.
CCDL invites all to attend that are interested in playing a vital role in preserving our 2nd amendment rights in Connecticut.
This workshop will cover:
• How to prepare written testimony for public hearings
• How and where to submit testimony for public hearings
• How to testify effectively
• How to coordinate public testimony with others
•Tips on tracking legislation and communicating with legislators
For Immediate Release:
(Groton, CT) - The Connecticut Citizens Defense League (The state's largest gun rights organization) release the following statement after Danbury mayor Mark Boughton announced the creation of an exploratory committee for the governor's seat in 2018.
Statement from CCDL President Scott Wilson:
"Mark Boughton was a member of the gun control group "Mayors Against Illegal Guns". The Mayor also made several public statements about recently passed anti-gun laws that were very troubling to gun owners in Connecticut.
Mayor Boughton did finally severe his affiliation with MAIG towards the end of his last gubernatorial campaign because his being associated with gun control hurt his campaign. As far as CCDL can tell, there has been no outreach or attempt by the mayor to mend any fences. We must assume his position hasn't changed in the last few years.
We hope that the mayor of Danbury is aware that gun owners do vote, and they do not forget."
Wilson also stated:
"It would be an extremely difficult hurdle for any candidate to overcome a prior platform position that included gun control in a statewide election. Mayor Boughton would not just be campaigning in Danbury, but across the entire state".
About the CCDL: The Connecticut Citizens Defense League was formed in 2009 by a small group of concerned citizens as a non-partisan organization to advocate second amendment rights in the state of Connecticut. Since their founding, the group has grown to over 25,000 members from across the state.
Thanks to this large supportive base, the CCDL has become a fixture at the state capitol, and well-recognized by committees that see firearms related bills.
As the go-to organization in the state they are consulted regularly by lawmakers who have questions and concerns about pending legislation or existing laws. For more information on the CCDL please visit http://www.ccdl.us