CCDL has applied to the CT State Supreme court to submit an Amicus Curiae Brief (Friend of the Court Brief) in support of Bushmaster Firearms International LLC.
The case known as ‘Soto v Bushmaster’ has been ongoing for some time, and CCDL will withhold any further statements on the case until the court accepts our petition for the brief to be filed.
The application is a matter of public record on file with the State Supreme Court as of May 30, 2017. You may view a copy of the application here: Application-of-CCDL-for-permission-to-appear-as-amicus-curiae.pdf
On May 1st, CCDL President Scott Wilson communicated with Hartford Police Chief James Rovella regarding his department's refusal to accept numerous pistol permit applications.
These particular applications were refused by the police department because they did not include an additional signed waiver that would have allowed for intrusive privacy violations. The Connecticut State Statues (29-28a) do not allow the Hartford PD to require such additional waivers in addition to the state approved application.
The CCDL President offered to schedule a meeting between CCDL and Hartford city officials to discuss this matter.
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All members are welcome and encouraged to attend
CCDL holds its monthly general membership meeting at 7:00pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Elks Lodge in Middletown, CT.
All CCDL members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
- Wrap up for 2017 legislative session
- Gubernatorial and statewide constitutional offices discussion
- Candidate for state-wide office- Peter Lumaj
- Updates on actions with the Waterbury pistol permit process
- Updates on actions with the Middletown pistol permit process
- Information on the CCDL Family Picnic
- Poker Run update
- CCDL amicus brief filing (Soto v Bushmaster)
- CCDL educational legislative shoot
To read more information about these topics, please click HERE.
CCDL ACTION ALERT
Public hearing on the proposed carry permit fee increases
The Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. in Room 2E at The Legislative Office Building (LOB) located at 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford on the proposed permit fee increases.
The Governor’s proposal will limit the 2nd Amendment to only the wealthy with Bill No. 787 - AN ACT CONCERNING REVENUE ITEMS TO IMPLEMENT THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET.
This bill will raise the current carry permit application fee from $140 to $370 and raise the current renewal fee from $70 to $300. The Governor’s office has said this will put Connecticut in line with New York City’s fees. This is way above the fees the surrounding states charge for their permits. Surrounding state fee are:
- New York’s range by country $100 - $130 for initial application with free renewals
- Rhode Island $40
- Massachusetts $100 for 6 years
- New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine do not even require a permit, so they are FREE.
CCDL needs our members to attend this hearing on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. in Room 2E at the LOB to show our opposition to these fee increases.
Be sure to cc your own legislators a copy of your testimony.
SUBJECT MATTER: Governor's Bill S.B. No. 787 - AN ACT CONCERNING REVENUE ITEMS TO IMPLEMENT THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET.
Here are tips for providing testimony:
Introduce yourself (state your name and related bill) and indicate whether you support or oppose the bill, or are offering suggestions to improve it. Clearly explain your reasoning. It may be helpful to write your viewpoint out completely. Keep your remarks short, approximately three minutes. After your testimony ask if any Committee members have any questions.