Meeting Minutes: November 9th 2010 CCDL
Meeting opened by Lenny with the Pledge of Allegiance:
Missing: President, Secretary, Membership Coordinator, Treasurer
President (by Lenny)
Attended Foley Malloy debate (no 2A questions or comments made)
SE CT forum for candidates attended
Due Process Violations brought up
Delays brought up
Public Access TV Show appearance
Introductions: New plus existing
Working 17 hour days for Martha Dean campaign
Worked with Judy Aron on questions to DEP regarding carry in state parks
Made changes to bylaws
Sold 6 Tee shirts and 1 hat
No new inventory ordered
Worked tirelessly on the Jerry LaBriola campaign
Feb 19 anniversary dinner at WLOPA details to follow
$200 transferred from Paypal to the bank account
Updates to the website
Changed featured sponsor ad, social networking information, email updates
With money in the kitty some thoughts for action:
Fight AWB in court
Flush out non-2A friendly folks get them on record
Talk to Legal Coordinator about this
Rich Burgess addressed the meeting:
Wallingford and Old Saybrook illegal detentions
Suggested a legal fund to fight cases and use judgements as seed money for
more lawsuits going forward.
Sue PD's that illegally detain carriers
Death by 1000 cuts, keep on fighting small battles (Ed Peruta's suggestion)
Martha's plans against Jepsens's eligibility ongoing
Joe Markley elected
Oathkeepers meeting in Southington on Wednesday Nov 17th 7-9pm at the
Southington police department auditorium, discussing precious metals,
CERT Training, SPD have been very supportive of the oathkeepers.
NH Child kidnapping by CFS in hospital of 16 hour old child due to fathers
membership in the oathkeepers (called them a militia) dismissed
CFS Suit to force a correction of their processes.
Alex Sanchez from Newington addressed the meeting:
OC and accosted by PD and State Police, confrontation in Stop and Shop
Cooperative and issued CCDL is it legal pamphlet, left to go on his way.
Judy Aron mentioned that there's a way to get documents to every library in the
state. Suggested we send some of our "Is that legal?" docs to all libraries as a
Hunting and Fishing expo in Hartford:
Jeff Tang Coordinationg
Shirt sales, information etc.
Cheryl said we need to change the date of the annual dinner so it won't conflict
with this weekend show.
John Beidler told us about a real life potential threat to his wife on a walking
trail, accosted by person asking why she was walking alone and asking if she was scared.
The mention of a loaded pistol was all it took to persuade individual to leave hastily.
Members suggested we remain on the legal offensive instead of reacting to things
No give backs. Lenny discussed at length the need for more volunteerism from the rank and file
Accept offers of help from the crowd
Rich B - His efforts help our cause a lot.
Andrew - Difficulty communicating to membership. Encourage membership to ask what needs doing
and to ask often.
Judy - Encouraged membership to write letters to local newspapers about CCDL and CT firearms
Phil - Volunteers when testimony is needed at the state house.
The more people that show up ready and prepared to testify the more of an impact we make
Andrew - Summer Libertarian false arrest
Discussed the Grand Jury System for redress of wrongs
File complaint against judges
File complaint against Police Officers for failing to arrest instigators of problems
Grand Jury presented with evidence and law - they can indict themselves (without prosecutor)
Keep public servants honest and accountable
Info on ctpatriotalliance.com
Meeting Adjourned 20:07