Groton, CT - January 5th, 2012 - The Connecticut Citizens Defense League (The states largest grass roots gun rights group) is speaking out on state rep Stephen Dargan's proposal to publicize the names of permit holders that own and carry firearms.
CCDL President Scott Wilson Has this to say: "After contacting Stephen Dargan's office on New Years day to point out the dire and unintended consequences this proposal would have if passed, we believe that logic and reason will prevail either with representative Dargan himself or with any committee a bill such as this would go before. Essentially public knowledge of who owns or may carry firearms also points out who does not own firearms. A criminal market would be created for two types of criminals, those who like to steal firearms for sale on the streets, and for those that like to commit various crimes against unarmed persons which would be seen as easy and helpless targets. This has to make sense to anyone".
CCDL members are preparing to stand behind their 2nd amendment rights, by contacting their elected officials, preparing for public hearings. Legislative training workshops hosted by CCDL have been ongoing since before the Newtown tragedy. And will be hosting several more at various locations across the state.