Immediate Action is Needed on the Following Bills:
Contact Your Legislators, Input is Critical
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.
Gun Bill Hearing
Major Public Hearing Wednesday
March 11th is going to be a “Gun Day” for public hearings.
The Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. in Room 2500 of the LOB. Please submit 50 copies of written testimony to Committee staff at the time of sign-up. Testimony submitted after sign-up may not be distributed until after the hearing.
AN ACT CONCERNING FIREARM SAFETY
AN ACT CONCERNING TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDERS
AN ACT PROTECTING VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
The Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. in Room 2E of the LOB. Public speaker order will be determined by a lottery system. Lottery numbers will be drawn from 8:30 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. in Room 2500 of the LOB. Speakers arriving after the completion of the lottery will have their names placed at the end of the speaker list.
Please submit 50 copies of written testimony to Committee staff any day prior to the hearing but no later than 10:00 A.M. in Room 2500 of the LOB. Written testimony submitted by a person(s) or organization(s) which exceeds five (5) single-sided pages per bill or resolution will only be posted on the Judiciary Committee’s website at the discretion of the Judiciary Committee Chairs. Testimony received after the designated time may not be distributed until after the hearing.
Unofficial sign-up sheets have no standing with the Committee. All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information. As such, it may be made available on the Judiciary Committee's website and indexed by internet search engines.
The CCDL Meeting will go on the night before as planned, and we will be discussing strategy for testimony for all of these Bills. See Info Below for meeting details.
All 2015 Legislative Info: 2015 Pending Legislation
The Legislative Office Building is located at 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford
For Parking and other information:http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/menu/drivingdirections.asp
Get Out the Gun Vote!
Press Conference- October 27th
CCDL Members- Come Join Us!
Location: Connecticut State Capitol Building in Hartford - North Side Capitol Steps
Both of these individuals will be here in Connecticut to help trigger the 2nd Amendment vote November 4th.
Timothy Knight was the founder of the Infamous Colorado Recall elections in 2013. Sitting Colorado state legislators were removed from office for their anti-gun votes!
Sean Maloney is an attorney, 2nd Amendment Activist and Leader of the Buckeye Firearms Association.
CCDL is pleased that they are coming to Connecticut to offer their support with their 2 day visit (October 27th and October 28th). Timothy and Sean will be very busy with guest radio spots, visits to firearms retailers, and gatherings of 2nd Amendment supporters. As their itinerary becomes available we will be posting it on our blog.
The Connecticut Citizens Defense League is a non-partisan, grassroots organization devoted to advocating rights affirmed by the Constitutions of the United States of America and the State of Connecticut.
As our group and our members look forward to the election this November, we are faced with a stark choice for the leadership of our State. The CCDL Executive Board votes to endorse the following candidates for office that we feel best represent the interests of Connecticut gun owners and our desire to preserve the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States and Article One, Section 15 of the Connecticut State Constitution, along with the leadership abilities to move Connecticut forward. We recognize that not all members of CCDL nor all Connecticut gun owners will agree with these endorsements and we fully support everyone’s individual right to vote for the candidates of their own choosing.
After carefully considering all of these issues, the CCDL Executive Board endorses Tom Foley and Heather Somers, for the Office of Governor and Lt. Governor. Governor Dannel Malloy has a proven track record of supporting anti-rights legislation and has vilified and ostracized Connecticut gun owners throughout his term. It is time for him to be to be replaced. We strongly believe that the team of Tom Foley and Heather Somers will take Connecticut in a new direction that is so desperately needed.
We also endorse the candidates below for statewide offices and the General Assembly. As with our endorsement for Governor/Lt. Governor, we feel these candidates will help steer Connecticut in the right direction. CCDL reserves the right to endorse other candidates as they are vetted by the Executive Board.