Below is the press release on today's Appellate decision in Shew v. Malloy, the lawsuit against Connecticut's unconstitutional gun laws.

10/19/2015 For Immediate Release:

The Connecticut Citizens Defense League (The state's largest grass-roots gun rights group) reacts to the Appellate decision handed down today. CCDL is one of the named Plaintiffs in the Shew v Malloy federal lawsuit. The case argues against a number of the firearms laws that were enacted with the signage of Public Act 13-3.

The Federal Lawsuit against Public Act 13-3 has waged on since May 22nd of 2013.

Comment from CCDL President Scott Wilson:
"We along with our fellow plaintiffs were hopeful for a more favorable decision from the 2nd Circuit, but we are not surprised that this decision was handed down from this level. We are working with our team of attorneys and other plaintiffs and preparing for the next round".

"We knew all along that we would end up appealing to the Supreme Court to overturn this clear injustice of our 2nd Amendment rights. We have 90 days from this ruling, and our attorneys will file a petition for certiorari within that time frame".

Wilson concluded:
"We know that we are on the right side of this matter, and Connecticut gun owners will not surrender our constitutional rights. We will exhaust every possible avenue to preserve those rights".

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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 nearly 20,000 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

Press Contact:
Scott Wilson
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CCDL firmly believes in responsible gun ownership over arbitrary and unconstitutional laws and regulations. This includes using good judgement (not mandatory storage laws) to keep guns out of the hands of unauthorized people.

We are proud to announce that CCDL is now a supporter organization for Project ChildSafe's campaign to promote voluntary safe handling and storage of firearms. You can join us in committing to firearm safety & responsibility and sign their "Own it? Respect it. Secure it." pledge today: ProjectChildSafe.org/take-the-pledge

Visit the Project ChildSafe website for other ways you can get involved. ProjectChildSafe.org

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WoodBridge, CT- Gun Rights Supporters across Connecticut will unite this coming Saturday for a combination Motorcycle and Automobile Poker Run.This fund is to finance the legal challenge against (PA 13-3) and restore the rights taken away from Connecticut citizens.

 

Connecticut Citizens League President 'Scott Wilson' extended an invitation to all that wish to overturn the massive gun control act

(PA 13-3) that passed earlier this year. "This is an opportunity for all who support the 2nd Amendment to show up and become an active part to help overturn this law. It is going to be a great day that will include a Poker Run, burgers, hotdogs and entertainment".

 

The poker run will begin at Woodbridge Firearms Trading Post at 28 Selden St. in Woodbridge. Registration is from 9:30-10:30am and the cost will be $20/rider and $15/ passenger. The Poker Run will proceed north, ending at King 33 Training Facility in Southington for a Cookout and HUGE raffle. Same day registrants are more than welcome.The grand prize of the Bonus Raffle is a custom made Softail Springer Motorcycle. For additional details please visit the group's website: www.ccdl.us

 

The poker run will begin at Woodbridge Firearms Trading Post at 28 Selden St. in Woodbridge. Registration is from 9:30-10:30am and the cost will be $20/rider and $15/ passenger. The Poker Run will proceed north, ending at King 33 Training Facility in Southington for a Cookout and HUGE raffle. Same day registrants are more than welcome.The grand prize of the Bonus Raffle is a custom made Softail Springer Motorcycle. For additional details please visit the group's website: www.ccdl.us

 

Scott Wilson Sr.

President

CCDL, Inc.

www.ccdl.us

 

The Connecticut Citizens Defense League, the Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen, Hiller Sports, MD Shooting along with several individuals have filed as Plaintiffs in a legal complaint that is intended to overturn the recent ban on guns of common use in the State of Connecticut.

Here is the official filed complaint.

Here is the official Press Release.

 

This is a big day for gun owners across Connecticut!

CCDL Executive committee has been advised to not discuss the case publicly. We are also asking our members to not discuss or debate any aspect of this legal action on our Facebook page, or any other social media that may be controlled by CCDL.This is for the good of the case.

The Connecticut Citizens Defense League President, Scott Wilson, was interviewed by WTNH on Friday, April 5, 2013. He discussed the newly passed laws that have been passed by our Legislators, and the intentions of the organization to pursue litigation, the need for donations, and our upcoming rally on April 20.

 

"NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) -- One group in Connecticut is now planning to take the state to court over the new gun law. The President of the Connecticut Citizens Defense League or CCDL spoke to News 8's Tina Detelj.

The fight over gun reform here in the state is far from over. Some legislators are saying the new law is just the beginning and a grass roots group is now planning to sue.

Scott Wilson of New London is the president and one of the founding members of the Connecticut Citizens Defense League.

"We're not entirely surprised that a law like this was passed. We are somewhat disappointed of course," said Wilson."

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Group to file lawsuit against the state over new gun laws

 

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.
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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.