7:09 Open meeting and Introduction

7:11 Special Guest - Representativ Rob Sampson

Presented CCDL with a check from his debate with Ron Pinciaro at Sacred Heart University

7:14 Southington Sportsmen's Association presented a check to CCDL

7:16 Executive Report - President

Held an executive meeting and a special meeting on the 2A Poker Run

Interviewed on 94.9 radio show

Volunteered at the Poker Run

Selected as the keynote speaker for the CT Libertarian Convention

7:16 Executive Report - Vice President

Attended the Cos Cob Revolver and Rifle club meeting, thanked them for a generous donation, and gave an update on the pending litigation

Attended the Executive Member and Poker Run meetings

Worked the Poker Run at Yankee Harley

Ordered more CCDL business cards

Delivered the non-perisable foods we collected to Bridgeport Rescue Mission

7:18 Executive Report - Secretary

Attended the Executive Member and Poker Run meetings

Worked the Poker Run at Wallingford Moose Lodge

7:18 Executive Report - Treasurer

Donations/Merch - $6,524

Expenses - $8,695

7:21 Coordinator Report - Membership

Attended the Executive Member and Poker Run meetings

Rode in the Poker Run

Attended the Hat City Friends of the NRA

9338 members

224 new since last meeting

7:22 Coordinator Report - Events

Attended the Executive Member and Poker Run meetings

Worked the Poker Run

Attended the Hat City Friends of the NRA

Hunting and Fishing show coming up next year

5 year anniversary dinner coming up next year.

7:24 Coordinator Report - Permit Issues

Chief Knapp has been removed from the BFPE and the CT Police Chief's Association has replaced him on the board

Still a few denial only days coming up.

CT-N is at hearings now

Lots of questions on Ammo Certifications and Rifle Eligibility Certifications

Attended the Poker Run @ King 33

Working on an appeals process workshop

Hunting permit does not count as a long arm certification or ammo cert for the purposes of buying ammo.

Federal background checks are delayed by the shutdown

Pistol Permit covers all requirements by the new law

Ammo cert needs to be applied for in person.

7:31 Coordinator Report - Technology

Updates to the website

Worked the Poker Run at Yankee Harley

Sent out e-mails

7:32 Coordinator Report - Merchandise

Regular merchandise (plus baby stickers, black stickers, available at meeting)

Your last chance to order a hoodie was at the October 8th meeting. Sorry if you missed it.

7:35 Coordinator Report - Fundraising

The Poker Run was extremely successful.

246 registered riders - largest Poker Run in CT

Thanks to all the sponsors and other who donated sponsorships and raffle prizes.

Thanks to the 5 stops: Woodbridge Firearms Trading Post, Bozzuto's, Wallingford Moose Lodge, Yankee Harley, and King 33.

Cenciccola's deli had a pig roast in support of the litigation fund this past weekend


7:42 Plaque of appreciation presented to Mike from Woodbridge Firearms Trading Post

7:44 Legislator of the Year

CCDL presented CT State Representative Steve Mikutel of the 45th Assembly District with the Legislator of the Year award.

8:04 Short open forum

October 20th is the Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen annual dinner.

November 7th, Peter Kuck's case on denial of due process (challenging permit hearings being delayed up to 24 months as unconstitutional) is being heard at the 2nd Circuit court of appeals at 10am.

8:30 Special Guest - Attorney Greg Miller

Discussed the new firearms law. You can look at the slide deck.



7:05 Open meeting with moment of silence, pledge


7:12 Executive Report - President


7:14 Executive Report - Vice President


7:14 Executive Report - Treasurer

The picnic rocked. Money was made at the picnic this year.


7:18 Coordinator Report - Membership

Passed the 9000k mark last week

9104 total members

485 new this month


7:18 Coordinator Report - Events

Had a baby (well, wife did)

Attended meetings


7:19 Coordinator Report - Permit Issues

Hearing this week

Lots of e-mails received on various permit issues: requirements, extra fees, letters of reference, etc.

Anyone with problem should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


7:21 Coordinator Report - Technology

Sent out e-mails and updated website.

Maintenance to the membership list


7:21 Coordinator Report - Merchandise

Really had a baby

Hoodie pre-orders available at this meeting and next. Preorders ONLY AT MEETINGS


7:25 Coordinator Report - Fundraising

Poker Run - Sept. 21st.

Registration at Woodbridge Trading Post 930-1030.

Next stops: Cheshire, Wallingford, Bristol, Southington

Live Band: After Midnight (80s rock band)

Sponsors, raffle.

Breakfast will be sold at Woodbridge.

Raffle grand prize is a Springer soft tail. Next four prizes are guns.

Bruno hosting another pig roast.

Sunday Oct 6th, 12-4


7:38 Peter Kuck litigation update

Peter Kuck's 7-year denial of due process case is heading back to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals

Won last time, sent back to District Court. District Court says a 7-8 month waiting period for a hearing on pistol permit denials/revocations is not unreasonable.


7:43 CCDL and CCS Litigation Update - Brian Stapleton

Finalizing Motion for Summary Judgement, which is reason for missing last meeting.

Complaint in lawsuit that law is unconstitutionally vague.

Filed for a preliminary injunction.

Alfred Covello selected a Judge. Senior status judge.

Judge Covello has chosen to move the case along quickly.

Contrasting with NY SAFE Act lawsuit (Judge taking more time reviewing things) Possibly 24 month at the trial level in the NY case.

Judge Covello has issued a fast-tracked scheduling order.


State asked for extension of time (this is common)

State has until Oct 11th to oppose Summary Judgement Motion

November 11th to respond

December for oral arguments if either party requests (we certainly will)

No matter which way the Judge decides in December, the losing party will certainly appeal to the 2nd Circuit.


8:22 Break


8:48 Events

Thanks for coming to picnic

5th Annual Dinner coming up in (Probably March)

Hunting and Fishing Show is Mid-February


8:50 Open Forum


8:58 Close of meeting


7:08 Meeting opened with the pledge of allegiance, and opening words from the President


7:15 Executive Report - President

Appeared on The Real Story with Al Terzi

Met with the Litigation funding partners


7:15 Executive Report - Vice President

Conducted business as usual


7:15 Executive Report - Secretary

Nothing to report


7:16 Executive Report - Treasurer

Covered Income last month (excludes Litigation Fund)

Covered Expenses last month

Helped with numerous tasks


7:25 Coordinator Report - Legislative/Permit Issues

Attended hearings last month. Backlog is down some..

If you know someone having a problem getting their permit, have them contact Jonathan: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


7:29 Coordinator Report - Technology

Sent out e-mails and updates.


7:30 Coordinator Report - Merchandise

Sales are High.


7:30 Coordinator Report – Fundraising working on Poker Run and raffle

There will be a 2A Poker Run (motorcycle ride) September 21st. Other fundraisers are being put on by outside organizations to raise litigation funds.

August 24th is the CCDL Family Picnic. 11-4 at Boothe Memorial Park in Stratford. It's free and a good time. Bring your kids there's a play ground near our site.

7:43 Coordinator Report - Membership

About 7,900. Members


7:50 Special Guest- Penny Bacchiocci Exploratory campaign for LT Governor


8:00pm Martha Dean presented litigation update to membership


8:15 Open Forum

8:30 Break


New Business:

8:50 Fundraising Events

CCDL Picnic Volunteers

Need Help

August 24th is the CCDL Family Picnic. 11-4 at Boothe Memorial Park in Stratford. Open Carry is allowed.

Bring something to sit on. Feel free to bring a dish to share.


9:00 Close of Meeting

Meeting Minutes Aug. 2013


7:10 Opened with the National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance.

7:14 Executive Report- President

Starbucks damage control

Individual members of CCDL do not speak for the group’s standings.

Members should take care with their words and actions, as they can be misconstrued by the media.

Press release was put out that John McKinney will not get support from CT gun owners.

Contact Jerry Labriola and let him know how you feel.

7:28 Executive Report- Vice President



7:29 Executive Report- Secretary



7:30 Executive Report- Treasurer

People’s Bank Acct- $11,746

Paypal acct- $2,223

Merchandise sales $4,861

Total net expenses $6,075

Applied for 501C4 status- nonprofit/nontaxable and retroactive


7:35 Coordinator Report- Membership

8,619 total members

309 new members this month


7:37 Coordinator Report- Events

Executive meeting was conducted.

Upcoming picnic on Aug. 24 is being organized by Chris and Cheryl Lemos.

Booth has been reserved at the Hunting and Fishing Show in February 2014.

Hat City Friends of the NRA Dinner will be attended by CCDL.



7:41 Coordinator Report- Legislative/Permit Issues

CTN has been attending some BFPE meetings.

Malloy is trying to change the Board.

People are starting to stand up to the towns in regards to 8 week deadline.

Farmington was ordered to issue a permit within 30 days and is not complying;

They will be going to court.

Fingerprinting issues are becoming suspicious, especially for women.

Veterans are getting the run-around.

Firearms inventory lists- 75% are incorrect.

If you no longer own a firearm and it’s used in a crime, they aren’t returning assault weapons that were confiscated.

Podcast includes Blaine as cohost and engineer.


Attended Starbuck’s in Newtown with fellow members for Starbuck’s Appreciation Day. NBC30 reported that it was a CCDL sponsored event despite being told specifically that it was not by multiple Executive Members.


Attended Toad’s Place in New Haven with Ted Nugent. Anti-gun protestors were upset/got physical. Protestors were obviously backed by professional groups.


New Movie- Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire.


7:46 Coordinator Report- Merchandise

New shotgun shell shot glasses

Hoodies coming in both pullover and zip-front, order forms will be available for

next 2 or 3 meetings.

Merchandise sales are designated to keep CCDL running.

Business cards are available with a donation.


7:49 Coordinator Report- Fundraising

Bob Ferguson is absent.

Ray Bevis reported on the upcoming Poker Run.

60 volunteers are needed, sign-up sheets with designated jobs.

5 prizes for the Poker run in addition to the raffle prizes which includes a ’99

Springer Softail custom with custom paint.

Poker run starts at Woodbridge Firearms Trading Post and ends at King 33 in

Southington, registration is at Woodbridge from 9:30 to 10:30 and is $20 per

vehicle. Raffle drawing is at 2:00. Volunteers are needed for raffle ticket distribution and they are also available at the family picnic. You must be 18 to sell the tickets and 21 to buy them.


7:52 Guest Speaker- Martha Dean

Litigation update

The law passed in April, lawsuit was filed in May, Injunction was filed in June, and

Amicus Briefs were filed in July. August 9 the State responded “no”.

The judge is moving things along expeditiously.


7:55 Introduced clubs actively hosting fundraisers for the litigation

Mike D’Angelo and Dom Basile from Metacon donated.

Carlos and Tom from Hahlawah Rifle and Pistol Association donated.

Keith Cagle from Fairfield County Fish and Game donated.

David Hyatt from Torrington Gun Club donated.

Northwest Sportsman’s Club is hosting a dinner in September with 6 tables

bought for CCDL.

Bruce Hilliard from Silver City Gun Club donated.


8:03 Open Forum

Tom Pietrini is supporting John Monteleone and hosting a Game Dinner w/500

Attendees at $50 a ticket.

Peter Kuck from BFPE- Jonathan Hardy has attended every meeting for the last 2

years. Go to your town meetings, get involved locally as soon as possible. Many

empty seats on Republican Town Committees.

Bill Stevens- CCDL is welcome in Newtown.

Jerri MacMillian- District 29 needs a candidate to go against Don Williams.

Angel Fernandez is running for office in Middletown.


8:17 Break


8:42 Events Update

5th annual CCDL Family Picnic is Aug.24 11-4 at Boothe Memorial Park in

Stratford. Bring blankets, chairs, side dishes, raffle items. Volunteers are needed

to do ½ hour grill shifts.


The Hunting and Fishing Show is Feb. 13-15 at the Convention Center in

Hartford. New volunteers are wanted to help with the booth.



8:47 Open last comments

New York Pickle Deli is a Pro-2A business for people in the Rocky Hill/Cromwell


John Beidler-Donations collected at the meeting.

Newtown Labor Day Parade- Oath Keepers is marching. The theme is “Sunshine and



9:01 End of Meeting